Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park featuring tranquil scenes
Witness the awesome power of earth’s volcanic forces and learn how this phenomenon has shaped Hawaiian culture.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a truly unique attraction, home to two volcanoes, including Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. During your visit you will witness the breathtaking spectacle of the landscape changing in front of you, as lava flows sculpt the surrounding rock. The primal geological forces at work have earned this park a central role in native Hawaiian culture, and you will be able to learn all about the traditional beliefs and sacred rituals as you discover this natural wonder.

A good place to start your trip is at the Kilauea Visitor Centre. Watch an introductory film about the park so you can understand the processes you’ll be witnessing, listen to talks given by park rangers or book a place on one of the many guided tours. If you are exploring on your own, pick up park maps and get up to date on the latest eruption news.

Stretching from the summit of Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984, all the way down to the coast, this park offers over 240 kilometres of hiking trails through massive volcanic craters, lava-scalded landscapes and tropical rainforests.

Head to the East Rift Zone to see the dramatic Puu Oo Vent, where lava that flows down through underground channels finally hits the sea water, or walk through the Thurston Lava Tube, a 500 year old cave made of solidified lava.

Follow the Crater Rim Drive which will take you 17 kilometres around the Kilauea Caldera, the volcanic crater. This volcano has been in constant eruption since 1983, producing around 500,000 cubic metres of lava, enough to cover a 30 kilometre stretch of road, every single day. Despite this tremendous power, you can feel safe as Kilauea is very predictable, and visitors are restricted to the marked trails only.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is approximately 48 kilometres from Hilo. There is a limited bus service. If driving by car, a charge is made per vehicle. However, this includes parking as well as entry for all passengers. Please note that there is no food or drink available in the park, so you’ll need to bring your own.

Top 10 Hotels Near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pahala Plantation Cottages
Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 out of 5
96-3208 Maile Street, Pahala, HI, 96777
The price is S$273 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
S$273
per night
16 Feb - 17 Feb
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Pahala. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (284 reviews)
"I was super happy with this place it was way more better then I expected had everything I needed I felt like I was home I highly recommend it close to black sand beach and the volcanos"

Reviewed on 1 Feb,2023

Pahala Plantation Cottages
Lokahi Lodge
Lokahi Lodge
2.5 out of 5
19-4050 Kalanikoa Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
The price is S$275 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
S$275
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Cooper Center and Aloha Candy Company are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (75 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 Feb,2023

Lokahi Lodge
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
2.5 out of 5
95-788 Ninole Loop Road, Pahala, HI, 96777
The price is S$334 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
S$334
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this beach condo in Pahala. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (377 reviews)
"Leilani and Walter (sorry if I got it wrong) at the front desk are the epitome of Aloha. They saved this leg of our trip on the island, they are extremely helpful. There's one employee that almost soured our stay by power-tripping but Leilani made things better. The grounds are nice, pool area has ..."

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Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
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Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
3.5 out of 5
11-3966 Lanihuli Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
Pahala Plantation Cottages
Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 out of 5
96-3208 Maile Street, Pahala, HI, 96777
Pahala Plantation Cottages
Lokahi Lodge
Lokahi Lodge
2.5 out of 5
19-4050 Kalanikoa Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Lokahi Lodge
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
2.5 out of 5
95-788 Ninole Loop Road, Pahala, HI, 96777
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Lava Lodge at Hale Kilauea
Lava Lodge at Hale Kilauea
3 out of 5
19-4084 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Lava Lodge at Hale Kilauea
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
19-3948 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant
Crater Rim Cabin
Crater Rim Cabin
3 out of 5
99-205 Maealani Place, PO Box 45, Volcano, HI, 96718-0045
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Volcano Forest Inn
Volcano Forest Inn
3.5 out of 5
19-4034 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Volcano Forest Inn
Volcano Hale
Volcano Hale
2 out of 5
19-3950 Keonelehua Avenue, Volcano, HI, 96785
Volcano Hale
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