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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

Big Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls

Best tour ever!

2022/09/19 Couples KellyB

Our driver was mike and he was awesome! The bus was a luxury bus with limited passengers. Mike was funny and personable and treated us like royalty. Set us up for breakfast and lunch, provided snacks and drinks, cold clo... more

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Big Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls

Awesome Day

2022/09/15 Friends Kara

Filled with amazing views and places along the way. It really hits so many must dos on Big Island- worth every penny!

Big Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls

Well Worth Experience

2022/09/05 Couples Kara

Really gives you the full island experience you would wish for while on Big Island!

Full-Day Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour with Black Sand Beach & Coffee Farm

Good guide

2022/08/20 Families Koko

What a guide!!
He was so kind and his talking was amazing

Full-Day Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour with Black Sand Beach & Coffee Farm

Fantastic tour with great tour guide!

2022/08/15 Couples Michelle Matheson

Derek was awesome! This was a great way to see a lot in one day. Started out with amazing views at a coffee farm. Derek set up a nice picnic lunch there (turkey sandwich, bag of chips, and a delicious cookie). After that... more

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Big Island Twilight Volcano Tour with Stargazing, Black Sand Beach & Coffee Farm

Amazing and so much fun!

2022/08/15 Friends BRob

This tour was truly an amazing experience. We had the best guides, Mesha? and Todd. They are very knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. We enjoyed all of the activities that were included in the tour and the food ... more

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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.