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Kilauea Volcano

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a bucket list item for me. The key is to go at dusk or after dark. The first time I went, I went during the day, and Kilauea is just a bunch of grey smoke/steam during the day. I heard that the time...More

Thank Annalisa H
Reviewed 4 April 2017

There is a nice observation point at the peak of the mountain that affords a view of the Kilauea crater as well as Mauna Kea in the distance. Fire is visible in the crater and is a spectacular sight after nightfall. There are trails for...More

Thank cryoung2
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's been one of the privileges and thrills of my life to witness this volcano many times since my first experience in December, 1959 when, as a young teenager staying at the Volcano House with my family, I saw my first spectacular eruption. It was...More

Thank nlcu
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We took an evening ride and were not disappointed. The volcano was gurgling lots of molten lava and spewing sulphery smelling smoke for all to see.

Thank harryg713
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a must see if you are on the big island of Hawaii. They have a great information center, and exceptional viewing areas.

Thank islandgirlWisconsin
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The most active volcano in the world. A visitor centre explains what has happened here. Lava flows constantly to the sea. Viewed from the sea at night the flow is quite dramatic. As a result the Big Island grows bigger day by day though the...More

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my fourth visit to Kilauea. The volcano changes constantly, so visitors never have the same experience. My number one TIP: Ignore your nice hotel room on the other side of the island and stay overnight at Volcano House. You need at least a...More

2  Thank AussieOwl
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

After arriving at our hotel we decided to drive the 2 1/2 hr drive to the volcano so to get a better view in the evening when much darker. The lava if any will be seen better. The roads are slow going getting out onto...More

Thank lgsmonkey
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Seeing the lava flow from our ship at night was a spectacular experience. We saw Kilauea during the day and lava flowing into the Pacific at night. These are wonderful opportunities to see raw nature.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have to give this 5 stars because of the sheer magnificence of this natural formation. The wonder it deserves goes without saying. A couple of tips, however... A drive to the volcano park will let you drive through the steam vents on the side...More

Thank Gaggy1
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Gina H
Should I schedule a tour of Kilauea or should we just do it on our own. I don't want to be tied to a tour but I also don't want to miss anything. What is the best way to see Kilauea?
23 March 2017|
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Response from Mike5466 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to be part of tour granted you have your own transportation. We just grabbed a map from the Park Visitor Center. Enjoy but make sure you have a good windbreaker. The wind, even when warm, can really kick... More
How do I get there using public transportation?
3 June 2016|
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