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  • Address: Crater Rim Drive, Volcano 96785, USA
  • Hours: 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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Full-Day Waterfall and Twilight Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour from Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, null
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Full-Day Waterfall and Twilight Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour from Kona

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

See waterfalls and red-glowing lava in this amazing volcanic viewing tour in Kona. This tour take you to Rainbow Falls, Richardson Blacksand Beach, Historical ...  Read more

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

From USD $179.00
Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure, Big Island of Hawaii, Full-day Tours
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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

Hike with an experienced volcano guide to not one, but THREE of the major craters of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National park in one day!  Truly an ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $205.00
Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour, Big Island ... 
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Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1080 Reviews

This 10-hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including active ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.88
Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner, Big Island of Hawaii, Day Trips
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Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 302 Reviews

This first-class tour showcases the raw nature of the active volcano-Kilauea. Journey through the middle of the island on the brand new Saddle Road. The views ...  Read more

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

From USD $238.53
Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour, Big Island of Hawaii, Night Tours
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Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

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Join a 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 down this ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $136.36
Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour, Big Island of Hawaii, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1246 Reviews

See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour. On the Grand Circle Island Adventure, you’ll visit Volcanoes National Park and ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.64
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Evening Volcano Explorer From Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Evening Volcano Explorer From Hilo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park your destination, and stay past sunset. Explore an active volcano on a fully narrated adventure that ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.37
Big Island Day Trip: Grand Circle Island from Oahu, Oahu, Night Tours
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Big Island Day Trip: Grand Circle Island from Oahu

4 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

See the Big Island of Hawaii’s stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour from Oahu. You’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island and circle the island to see ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $456.86
Small Group Guided Big Island Twilight Volcano Tour, Big Island of Hawaii, Inter-Island Flights
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Small Group Guided Big Island Twilight Volcano Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

See rare black sand beaches, stunning tropical waterfalls, and the fascinating sight of volcanoes at night. Visit the Big Island's most spectacular natural ...  Read more

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

From USD $196.00
Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm, Big Island of ... 
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Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 392 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

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