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$159 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec
S$159
per night
5 Dec - 6 Dec
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! (273 reviews)
"Lovely cottage with well equipped kitchen. Owner very communicative with directions to the property."

Reviewed on 28 Nov,2022

Pahala Plantation Cottages
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$355 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
S$355
per night
6 Dec - 7 Dec
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! (367 reviews)
"It is away from the craziness of the city. Very laid back. Quiet and beautiful. Nice view. The receptionist was awesome and very helpful. They communicated well due to the issues we had upon arriving."

Reviewed on 17 Oct,2022

Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
3.5 out of 5
11-3966 Lanihuli Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
The price is S$216 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
S$216
per night
8 Dec - 9 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star guesthouse in Volcano. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (287 reviews)
Like staying in the jungle!
"We had just a quick stay, arriving after a long day at Volcano National Park and leaving the next morning to head back to the other side of the island. The lodge is tucked right into the trees and it truly feels like you are staying in the jungle. There were a few dogs onsite that barked a bit at ..."

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2022

Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
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Pahala Plantation Cottages
Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 out of 5
96-3208 Maile Street, Pahala, HI, 96777
Pahala Plantation Cottages
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
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
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
Volcano Forest Inn
Volcano Forest Inn
3.5 out of 5
19-4034 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
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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 Acres Ranch B&B
Volcano Acres Ranch B&B
3 out of 5
19-4252 Kawailehua RD, Volcano, HI, 96785
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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
Lokahi Lodge
Lokahi Lodge
2.5 out of 5
19-4050 Kalanikoa Road, Volcano, HI, 96785
Lokahi Lodge
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