Hawaii Volcanoes Deliver Explosive Fun For Everyone
It is rare that you can watch an island grow almost under your feet, especially while you're on vacation. But when you explore the fiery phenomenon of fresh lava flowing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you can do just that. The Kilauea Visitor Center is the start of your adventure.
Here is where you can join a ranger-led activity, learn about current park conditions, watch the spectacular 25 minute film "Born of Fire, Born of the Sea" for a history of the Hawaiian Islands or head out on a self-guided drive along two main viewing roads - Crater Rim Drive or Chain of Craters Road. Along the way, explore scenic overlooks, steam vents and even hike to the Keanakako'i Crater.
Park is open 24/7; visitor center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
What are some Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activities?
While the main attraction when visiting the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is to witness the fiery spectacle of volcanic eruptions giving birth to new land masses, there are other things to do here, too. Visitors can take a self-guided drive through the park on one of two marked tour routes - the Crater Rim Drive Tour or on Chain of Craters Road. Or you can hop out of your car and explore the rugged hiking trails that take you to crater's edge. Ranger-led nature walks, hikes and educational classes are held daily, and the movie "Born of Fire, Born of the Sea" is a 25 minute fil that plays on the hour in the Kilauea Visitor Center.
Is there A Hawaii Volcanoes National Park active lava flow?
Volcanoes are awe-inspiring natural wonders that are never the same from day to day. The most famous and active Hawaiian volcano, one that has been erupting regularly for decades, is Kilauea, located within the national park. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory does a great job of posting daily updates on when and where volcanic eruptions are happening, so check the park's website on the date you plan to visit. Recently, eruptions continue at Kilauea's summit and lava is flowing consistently into the sea at Kilauea's Kamokuna ocean entry.