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  • Address: Crater Rim Drive
  • Hours: Open daily 7:45am - 5pm
  • Admission: US$10 for vehicles or US$5 for individuals for a seven day pass

Big Island of Hawaii ATTRACTIONS See all

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The mega attraction on the Big Island is Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii’s sole World Heritage Site. The volatile park’s centerpiece is Kilauea Volcano, which continues to blow its top and spout molten lava, ash and steam.

Crater Rim Drive is a spectacular driving route, skirting the rim of the caldera, stopping at lookouts and taking you from rainforest to desert.

The eerie and easily accessible Thurston Lava Tube is a long hollow cave-like formation, created by flowing lava.

Another driving route to follow is the winding Chain of Craters Road along the slopes of the volcano to the coast, where lava has pooled from recent eruptions.

Check out the park's visitors center to learn about trail conditions and guided walks, and come prepared for changeable weather if you’re hiking the trails that crisscross the rim.

Practical Info

Volcanoes National park is a 45-minute drive along Highway 11 from Hilo on the island’s south coast.

The best way to get here is by rental car or organized tour.

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Volcano Helicopter Tour and Private Paradise Landing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours

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Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

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Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

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Hawaii Volcano Lava Tour to See Lava

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $195.00

Big Island Zipline Tour and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Hilo or Kona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours from Hilo; 14 hours from Kona

From USD $379.16

Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

Location: Volcano, Hawaii
Duration: Flexible

From USD $150.00

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