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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 89%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 76%Local Culture
- 76%Luxury Travelers
- 73%Green Travelers
- 73%Budget Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
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- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkNov 19, 2013
Home to two of the world's most active volcanoes, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a dramatically beautiful location with a biodiversity rarely seen elsewhere--from the starkness of dried lava fields to lush rainforests (and everything in between). It makes for a great day trip for just about everyone: scenic drives, short walks, and a wide range of hikes lead to the highlights of the park. Be sure to stop by the Visitors Center--lava flows change frequently and you definitely want to know where they are before before heading out into the park!Recommended for
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 11, 2013
A very interesting park where you can see the different effects due to the volcanic activity on the island. Walking on solid lava is a great experience. You will need to drive to experience the whole park, but I recommend going down towards the sea, to see the lava flow on the roads. The drive down is also very pretty.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
Incredible and best seen from the air by helicopter. You won't see anything by bus and a helicopter virtually guarantees that you will see lava flows from Kilauea. Stunning.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkOct 20, 2013
Hawaii has only two national parks, both focused on preserving the islands' unique volcanic landscapes. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unique, because it protects Kilauea Volcano, which is still active. Even if the lava isn't flowing during your visit, the park is still an awesome place to go hiking or just for a scenic drive. The Kilauea Iki Trail feels like walking on the surface of another planet, for example. Off Chain of Craters Rd, you can also walk to a small field of Hawaiian rock petroglyphs. Make reservations in advance if you want to go one of the super-cool lava tube caving tours led by park rangers.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 10, 2013
An amazing place and sight! Seeing volcanic fumes blowing in the air, little lava tubes all around, huge crater where you can hike, and the visitor's center is full of knowledgeable rangers and staff to help you make your park visit enjoyable and safe.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Aug 16, 2013
One of the most fascinating things about Hawaii and the Big Island especially is that the entire island is an active volcano! A visit to the Volcano's National Park is a must when touring the Big Island. See the steaming volcanic craters and learn all you could want to know about the volcano's of Hawaii!
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
It took me 29 years to finally make it to the volcano park on the Big Island despite living on Oahu most of my life. The park is large with many trails to hike. It's constantly changing, as trails open and close with volcanic activity. It's amazing how half the park offers lush vegetation while the other half looks like a smoking, post-apocalyptic wasteland. It is the primal essence of life, I suppose, where great destruction fertilizes the earth for great life.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkJun 25, 2013
Another of natures wonders. If you have breathing problems my suggestion is to stay on the bus or in the car. The smell of the sulfur can be quite overwhelming if you plan on getting up close to the lava flow.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesJun 13, 2013
Save more than 1 day for this park. You also have to be lucky with the weather. It gets really foggy sometimes and then you cannot see anything. Also, bring a jacket, it can get quite cold.
There are all kinds of hikes. Even if you are not an avid hiker, you can easily do the hike that runs through a crater.Recommended for