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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.

Tours & Tickets

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Big Island Adventure Combo: Helicopter, Zipline and Lava Tour

Experience the best of the Big Island — from volcanoes to waterfalls to the rainforest — on this full-day adventure tour from Kona. During one fun-filled day, ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $590.42

Small-Group Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Evening Lava Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

From striking black lava and verdant tropical rainforests to the stunning sight of volcanoes at night, experience the Big Island's most spectacular natural ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.12

Volcano Helicopter Tour and Private Paradise Landing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This exclusive Big Island helicopter tour includes not only wonderful views of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, but also a private landing in a secluded location so ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $485.23

Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Join an amazing guided Kilauea Volcano bike tour in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. You'll explore Kilauea Volcano, from its summit to the sea, as you bike ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $130.19

Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

Journey deep into Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's fascinating volcano-fueled ecosystem. Experience the magic of Pele's creation ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $196.87

Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip, complete with your own personal iPad to use ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.99

Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

4 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

See the lava fields on a comprehensive, full-day Big Island Hawaii Volcano tour. You'll explore Hawaii Volcano National Park, Kilauea Volcano and Big Island of ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.29

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Take your need for speed to new heights on this exhilarating zipline adventure and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo or Kona. Enjoy views of some ...  Read more

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

From USD $248.96

Kilauea Volcano Small Group Adventure Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

You'll really get an idea of how big the Big Island is during the course of this Small Group Hawaii volcano tour to Kilauea Volcano. And you'll appreciate that ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.46

Big Island in 3 Days: Snorkeling, Hiking, Camping and Volcanoes National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

See all the Big Island’s highlights in a fun, adventurous way on this 3-day camping tour. Snorkel in Kona, hike through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, explore ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $415.62

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