Mauna Kea Summit

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

Mauna Kea Summit - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Mauna Kea Summit

  • Mauna Kea Summit Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI, United States
  • Mauna Kea Summit Contact Number: +1-8089612180
  • Mauna Kea Summit Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Mauna Kea Summit Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Mauna Kea Summit(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mauna Kea Summit: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mauna Kea Summit

  • 95% of people who visit Kailua-kona include Mauna Kea Summit in their plan

  • 76.77% of people start their Mauna Kea Summit visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mauna Kea Summit

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

69.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mauna Kea Summit

People normally club together Hale Halawai O Holualoa Mokuaikaua Church and Kona Brewing Company while planning their visit to Mauna Kea Summit.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-kona Reviews

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  • We were lucky enough to book with this tour company on our trip in 2014. We travel quite a bit, and this is still one of my favorite experiences. The guides are very informative and polite. I have never seen so many stars in my life, and the getting to view them and planets through their scopes was amazing as well. Obviously, being way up on Mauna Kea is indescribable; it worth the price and I would do it again.

  • The tour was amazing and unforgettable! It was definitely the highlight of our trip!! The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. The sunset view on the summit was spectacular!! The stargazing part was just as amazing!! The whole tour was top notch! This is a must do on your Big Island trip!

  • Highly recommend this tour! We brought our own food to eat on the driving break up, which worked great for us. The view was outstanding and something that you won't get anywhere else. The tour guides were very knowledgable about the stars which really completed the stargazing experience. Would recommend getting on the bus in Kona if you want to have your seats of choice.

  • This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Big Island! The stargazing experience left us speechless -- it was simply breathtaking. It all started with being picked up in a customized mercedes van (terrain appropriate, new vehicle with double tires, comfortable seating, seat belts, and good air conditioning, non-white interior lighting, and even USB ports) We had the BEST guide, Arthur, who was knowledgeable, well-spoken, friendly and all about safety and safe driving. At the visitor center, we had a quick picnic and then drove to the summit. It was amazing at how cold it was in June, 24 degrees F. We were given parkas and gloves which were necessary. This tour is a MUST SEE, a once in a lifetime experience! It was late when we finished-- about 11 PM -- and was worth every penny.

  • A very genuine must see. I had Maka who was incredibly knowledgeable, was able to field all questions about the night sky, the mountain and everything to do with the flora and fauna of the island. The views are incredible and they alone are well worth the price of admission. Would do it again a thousand times.

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