Kilauea Volcano is the star of the Big Island’s Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii's only World Heritage Site. Kilauea Volcano remains active, spouting orange lava, venting steam, glowing and sputtering.
When conditions are safe you can drive around the volcano's edge on the 11 mile (17 kilometer) Crater Rim Drive, dotted with spectacular lookouts.
Visit the park 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.
Kilauea Volcano 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
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
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
This Big Island helicopter adventure will show you the best of Hawaii – volcanoes and waterfalls – from the air! Starting from Hilo, you’ll journey over miles ... Read more
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
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
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)