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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is Hawaii’s most popular attraction. Join a top-rated Big Island volcano tour and visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Explore dynamic volcanic landscapes and see lava tubes, venture across lava flows from past eruptions, and connect with the most unique place in Hawaii. Soar over Kilauea Volcano on an epic helicopter flight, or explore the park on a sightseeing tour. For outdoor adventure lovers, you can also join a volcano hike or bike tour.

Visiting Hawaiian Volcanoes National park is one of the best things to do on Big Island. Hawaii Activities has a great selection of the top-rated volcano sightseeing tours. Find great deals and discounts on Hawaii Volcano Tours. These popular Kilauea volcano tours book up early, make your reservation today!


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I see lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Lava is not currently flowing on the surface of the Big Island and sightings are not guaranteed. Kilauea Volcano was erupting continuously from 1983 until the fall of 2018. Conditions are constantly changing. It is recommended to check the website for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the most updated information on volcanic activity.


What are the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park top attractions?

Spend the day exploring the main attractions at Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding areas.

Lava Tubes: The most famous cave inside Volcanoes National Park is the Thurston Lava Tube. Some tour companies take you to other incredible lava tubes such as Kaumana Caves formed by Mauna Loa Volcano, Kula Kai Caves, or a Private Lava Tube with golden walls.

Craters:Halemaʻumaʻu is the main Kilauea Volcano crater, but you may also visit Kilauea Iki overlook during your tour.


What are the best tours for Cruise Ship passengers?

You can only visit the Volcanoes National Park on the day you stop at Hilo. You can join Hawaii Forest & Trail on the Discover Volcano Tour, Golden Lava Tube Cave & Black Sand Beach or book a private volcano tour with Wild Orchid Tours


How can I see the most recent lava flow / 2018 eruption?

Most of the places affected by the 2018 eruption are off-limits. However, there are some tours that can take you closer to witness the forever changed landscape of the Leilani Estates and you can even see Fissure 8 from a distance.

Deluxe Volcano Tour & Stargazing Experience - Exclusive Access to Fissure 8

Kilauea Volcano Hike & 2018 Lava Flow


Which tour will show me the most of Volcanoes National Park?

See and explore more of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on these tours.

Volcano Park Unveiled - Ultimate Kilauea Volcano Tour & Private Golden Lava Tube (from Kona), Wild Orchid Tours (from Hilo), Big Island Twilight Volcano Tour & Stargazing with Dinner (from Kona), and Guided Volcano Tour, Black Sand Beach, Wine Tasting & BBQ Dinner (from Hilo)


Can I take a private tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, a private tour is the best way to experience the Volcanoes National Park. Customize your itinerary with Wild Orchid Tours on a top rated Private Volcano tour.


What are the best bike tours to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

To explore volcanoes national park by bike, the best tour is the Summit to Sea - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Biking Tours. To explore the 2018 eruption sights, the best bike tour is the Bike to Pele - Hawaii Volcano Biking Tour at Puna Lava Fields


Where is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park located?

From Hilo: 30 miles southwest on Highway 11. (About 45 minute drive)

From Kailua-Kona: 96 miles southeast on Highway 11. (About 2.5 hours drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11. (About 2.5 - 3 hours)


What is the best way to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Volcanoes National Park is one of Hawaii’s top places to visit. We recommend visiting the park on a guided tour. The guides know the best stops at the park, so you can spend less time researching and driving and more time enjoying Hawaii Volcanoes National Park top attractions. Having an expert guide to share their knowledge of the history and geology of the park makes for a much more memorable experience. Check out the best volcano tours:

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Latest reviews of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Deluxe Volcano Unveiled Tour and Golden Lava Cave Expedition with Lunch & Dinner

We saw lava!

2023/02/04 Couples Kate

It's not every day you can say you saw new earth being formed in front of your eyes. We loved seeing the glow of lava at night. Not many places you can do this in the world.

Big Island Spectacular Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Landing Option

Spectacular

2023/02/04 Couples Anne

We had driven around the island before taking our helicopter fight. What an amazing perspective to see it from above. This should be on everyone's list.

Big Island Private Tours - Kilauea Volcano & Mauna Kea Stargazing with Dinner

Long but amazing day

2023/02/03 Families Jim

We really enjoyed our full day tour filled with waterfalls, visiting volcanoes national park and capping it off with a stargazing tour at the end. Our guide was good but would have liked him to relate more of his storie... more

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Big Island Spectacular Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Landing Option

Stunning scenery

2023/02/03 Couples Jim

Wow, wow, wow. There is no better way to see the Big Island than from a helicopter. We felt like we were floating in the air and taking in unbelievable sights. The waterfall landing was the perfect ending to an amazin... more

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Kilauea Volcano Doors-Off Helicopter Tour - Lava & Waterfalls Flight from Hilo

Awesome flight over Kilauea

2023/01/29 Solo Travelers Tom

We had a wonderful experience with Tiana as our helicopter pilot. She was extremely skilled at flying and was a wealth of information regarding the areas we were flying over.

Mauna Loa & Kilauea Big Island Volcano Helicopter Tour from Hilo - Blue Hawaiian

What a great ride!

2023/01/21 Couples Lew Lefton

We enjoyed both having a window seat (lucky that our ride wasn't full!). Kilauea was erupting, what a great experience to see it from above!! Ethan was so skilled and knowledgeable. Totally worth it.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is Hawaii’s most popular attraction. Join a top-rated Big Island volcano tour and visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Explore dynamic volcanic landscapes and see lava tubes, venture across lava flows from past eruptions, and connect with the most unique place in Hawaii. Soar over Kilauea Volcano on an epic helicopter flight, or explore the park on a sightseeing tour. For outdoor adventure lovers, you can also join a volcano hike or bike tour.