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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

I traveled here to watch the Ironman World Championship, but stayed the week after to explore the entire island. There is such a great diversity of land, beach and seascapes on this island. From tropical rain forests to active volcanoes, it is filled with wonder...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The volcano to the east of Kailua-Kona is Hualalai. Many of the homes of the community are built on higher ground where it is cooler and there are coffee plantations on the slopes because of the rainfall. The volcano always seem to be covered in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is a good spot to overlook the park and see the vast volcanic landscape down in the valley. There are also several different locations where you can see steam vents spewing out steam from deep within the earth.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

This volcano is the third largest shield volcano and is quite productive. Viewing it after dark was sensational. Plenty of hikes and educational information available. Take your time to enjoy it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wilma B
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit, the hikes and teh education. This was truly a highlight of our trip. You must go when you visit the Big Island.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Greg G
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Hualalai is an active volcano in Hawaiian volcanoes national park. It is 8271 feet high and is the third largest and third most active shield volcano on the island, behind Kilauea and Mauna loa. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

One of the must see visits in the USA. A remarkable opportunity to view an active volcano and hike one of America's Natural Wonders.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Stephen E
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Volcanoes is a really interesting park to visit. Very informative rangers at the lip of the volcano give great presentations all day. The Lave Tube hike is great for kids!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jackiec894
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Definitely a must-do type of thing when visiting the Big Island. We did not book a paid excursion so we did our own "thing" and a big part of our planning and preparing was visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to get a sense of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is a fantastic location to visit if you want to experience volcanism. You can stay at the park if you like or spend a day and drive to the volcano. There is active lava flows that can be viewed if you are willing to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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