Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-kona

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  • Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8089612180
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Family And Kids
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About Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-kona

If you love astronomy, then the Mauna Kea Summit is your dream come true! The perfect place to see meteors, stars and simple take in the beauty from more than 4000 metres!

The summit lies on top of a dormant volcano which is the highest point in Hawaii.

Highlights include:

  • Observatory for star gazing
  • Beautiful volcanic rock terrain

The ride to the summit is as much a learning experience as the summit itself. A must for geology and astrology buffs!

Mauna Kea Summit Information

  • Do book the tour in advance.
  • If you are not going through a tour service, then don’t miss the sunset here- a must for every tourist.

Mauna Kea Summit Ticket Prices

  • Call up the centre or visit the official website for admission prices.

How To reach Mauna Kea Summit by Public Transport

  • Shared Taxi
  • Hele-a-Bus

Restaurants Near Mauna Kea Summit

  • Cathee’s Kitchen
  • Splashers Grill
  • Fish Hopper
  • Jack in the Box

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Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-kona Reviews

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  • My Husband, and I took a vacation to Hawaii and he REALLY wanted to take this tour to see the stars. First of all the guides were extremely knowledgeable and prepared us for the entire tour. They laid out everything on the table, so we knew what to expect. I'm kind of a small person, so I wanted to make sure that we were prepared for the cold weather. I brought long johns, beanies, and gloves. When we called the information line to see if we needed any of those things they said that it would be over board if we wore our long johns. I still thought I was freezing when I was up there. So, if you have an issue with being cold...BRING THEM and be prepared for VERY cold weather. The views were stunning, the food was mediocre as I am on a stricter diet. However, still tasty and well worth it if you're into vegetarian lasagna. I just ate the vegetables, but I did bring my own snacks. So many opportunities for photo ops, the sunset was to die for. Would we do it again? Probably not, once was enough but well worth the price. Highly suggested, and bring the family!

  • We had a great trip. Both guides were knowledgeable and friendly. We learned about the island in general on the way up and then they had a good presentation at the summit. Unfortunately the clouds didn't cooperate for star gazing, but we did see the red glow of Kilauea. Very safe drivers on the steep roads.

  • This was a fantastic tour to do. We did the sunset summit and stargazing and it was worth every cent. Arthur was our guide and he did a wonderful job keeping us all engaged during the entire tour. His laid back and humorous style, coupled with the sheer beauty of the sights on this tour made this a fantastic experience for us. The whole thing was extremely professionally done and I can see a difference in organization between this tour and other group tours I've done on the big island. I wouldn't hesitate before recommending this tour to anyone. It's well worth it.

  • We had done the Mauna Kea Summit Adventure tour for our 1st year anniversary on 12th Dec 2017. The whole tour was very well planned out and executed. Our tour guides followed the itinerary to the clock. In particular, the lunch was good, the parkas and gloves provided at summit were very helpful and the hot chocolate break while star gazing was great. All in all, the tour was great with amazing views from Mauna Kea Summit. The sunset will turn out to be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. Highly recommended if you decide to go to Big Island.

  • We were very excited for this and made our reservations months in advance for our Hawaii vacation. The day of our tour was raining, and they cancelled on us and said they didn't have any other openings. We had to look up openings on our own and call them back to let them know they even had additional openings on their website for later that week. On the day of our rescheduled tour (a beautiful sunshining calm day) they cancelled on us again half hour before we were suppose to meet and were not able to give us a reason as to why. They then informed us they did not have any openings for another 9 days. This looked like a great time and amazing opportunity, but this company did a terrible job of communication and preparation. We were cancelled on twice, given very little heads up (ruining our chances at planning another outing), and they made little to no attempt to accommodate they customers or reschedule. Mauna Kea still sounds amazing, but I wouldn't rely on this company to help you see it.

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