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