Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkCurrently Open
- Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-8089856000
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Family And Kids
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Review
Established in the year 1916, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in USA. It consists within it two of the major volcanoes found in Hawaii. Mauna Loa as well as Kilauea are encompassed within this National Park. It is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and was announced as a World heritage site in the year 1987. You can undertake various activities here such as hiking and camping. You would need prior permission for rock climbing. More than half of the park is full of exciting wilderness and it is definitely an attraction that you should not miss. Remember to visit the Kilauea center first thing when you visit.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Information
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Ticket Prices
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park : (Private Vehicle) USD 15.00
- Admits one private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) and all of its passengers. Valid for 7 days. Organized non-profit groups, (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs) are not eligible.
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park : (Motorcycle) USD 10.00
- Per motorcycle : Valid for 7 days
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park : (Bicycle) USD 8.00
- Per bicycle : Valid for 7 days
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park : (Individual) USD 8.00
- Per walk-in pedestrian : Valid for 7 days
- Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park : (Groups) USD 8.00
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hours
- Twice a day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the 1959 eruption video of Kilauea Iki is featured in the auditorium.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
95% of people who visit Volcano include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
62.86% of people start their Hawaii Volcanoes National Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
77.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Trips
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Reviews
It poured rain the whole time we were there, was cold, and the paths were all flooded. But we still enjoyed it a lot! Many of the locations in the park are closed currently, but we were still able to see the sulfur banks and had a good view of the crater and the steam vents. All were within walking distance of each other and the visitor center. Be sure to bring a poncho and dress warmly, as we were in t-shirts and shorts in mid-October and still were very cold. Currently there is NO visible lava in the entire island. It's still a great trip! The Chain of Craters Road will have you stopping frequently to explore lava flows and craters. We spent over 2 hours on it, then had to turn around and go back. Maps said we still had nearly 5 hours ahead of us on our drive, so we simply ran out of time. Definitely a must see! The entry fee is steep...$25 per vehicle.
I happened to be in Hilo for the start of the earthquakes and volcanic eruption. I'm so fortunate to have visited when I did as I understand some of the park has changed dramatically. The park is beautiful. I enjoyed listening the the park rangers and all the tidbits of information they had. The park was clean and parking was adequate. The bathrooms were well maintained too. Overall a perfect visit.
Excellent Ranger tours + talks at this National Park. It was obvious how well the Ranger's new the park and its history - many had worked there for decades! This year, 2018, has seen some significant activity + changes within the park, and when visiting in October 2018, the caldera near the park entrance no longer had a pool of visible molten lava. The lava pool had receded earlier in the year, flowing out through a residential area of the island. While you cannot currently see any molten lava + active flows, the steam vents are constantly on display, and the Chain of Craters Road is a great way to explore the history of volcanic activity in this area of the Big Island. I developed an appreciation for the incredibly organic nature of living in this area. While there are teams constantly studying and monitoring the volcanoes, no is certain what will happen next, and unlike wildfires (which we rush to extinguish), there is nothing to do but wait and see when a volcano erupts or begins a new lava flow path. Also, the terminus of the Chain of Craters Road is the ocean, and the shoreline is beautiful and dramatic in this area. It feels very remote, and lava cliffs meet the ocean waves.
This review is upsetting to write. This park was one of the main reasons we chose Big Island when traveling here. Due to the recent eruption and emptying of lava fields, leading to the closure of numerous park attractions, we were left with a skeleton of the park's former self. Based on what is currently available, and the cost of the park (25 dollars per car) I cannot justify coming here. It would have likely been justified if lava was still viewable or the lava tubes were accessible, but having neither leaves much to desire and frankly the price should be adjusted. Understandably the costs to fix the park will be substantial, but park admission should not be so high for so little.
It's a unique place to visit. We love the craters road to the sea shore. Most of the trails were closed due to recent volcano activities. One day visit is enough for us. We love hiking, didn't get much there.