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“Well worth the $5 admission”
Review of Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse
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$119.00*
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$233.99*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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$135.19*
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Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanalei Bay, Makua Beach...
Ranked #44 of 266 Outdoor Activities in Kauai
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Owner description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The lighthouse is in the midst of a bird "sanctuary" but not what you'd think. The birds are mainly on the cliffs surrounding the poing where the lighthouse sits (and of course flying overhead). The only birds really onsite are the nene - Hawaiian geese. That said, I do recommend this attraction. The views are spectacular - of the birds, the ocean, and the houses overlooking the ocean. There are several "viewers" along the point - the kind that you usually have to feed money into to use - but they're free here (or at least included in your admission). They are quite powerful. And to see something that can't be seen by the viewers, i.e. the birds overhead, there are several binoculars in the building next to the lighthouse that can be checked out (just sign your name). Plus, the lighthouse makes for a great photo opportunity. Also get a picture of the lighthouse from the parking lot/viewing area outside the entrance to the park.

Thank larryd6578
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The walk down to the lighthouse with the views from the cliffs, the ocean and surrounding areas was spectacular. There is an admission fee...

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This Northern most Hawaiian lighthouse is a delight to visit. The site itself is beautiful. Surrounded by hundreds of nesting birds as well as the occasional Monk seal and whale sighting.The lighthouse has been restored including its stunning clam shell lens initially used to focus the light. Binoculars are available for free use. Bring your Park Cards for admission that is otherwise $5 per person.

Thank zepper50
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The lighthouse has a great view as it should but it has an additional plus because of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There were several birds and several young chicks. The contrast between the old and new lighthouse gave the point an interesting twist. We were blessed by the 14 baby birds that were visible in the ground cover and then double blessed by the sea turtles enjoying the surf below the lighthouse. The people working at the the refuge were very friendly and helpful. Great spot. We were told that the area is packed for sunset. This is one place we didn't watch the sun go down. Fighting a crowd takes away from the beauty.

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

You can view the lighthouse from above without driving down closer to the National Refuge, but you would be missing AMAZING views and close ups of the lighthouse. We finally broke down and "paid" to see the lighthouse and there are no regrets! There are restrooms, a gift shop and information about it once down there.

Thank Laura M
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