National Parks

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park


Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is one of the most popular attractions on Hawaii Island (the Big Island). The Park has diverse nature that ranges from sea level to the summit of the world’s largest volcano. The park offers unique destinations to witness live lava flows, lava tubes, glowing craters, and the best volcano viewing areas in the world.

These photos are from our 8 day trip to Hawaii during the first week of October, 2016.

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Quick Facts and Tips

  • Best time to visit
    • Weather and good deals: Apr to May, Sep to Oct. Dec to Mar is better, but could be expensive
  • Fly Into
    • Kona International Airport
    • Hilo International Airport
    • Honolulu International Airport, then take a short, 35-40 minute flight to Kona or Hilo
  • Clothing
    • Weather is warm, so pack lightweight casual t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, tank tops, capris, skirts, swimsuits, rain gears and a light jacket for the cool evenings
  • Be sure to check the park’s official website for the current trail conditions and road closures before heading out
  • Volcanic activity can change at any time, so be prepared
  • Stay on marked trails and use only open trails and roads
  • It is recommended to hike with at least one other person
  • Avoid going close to steam vents, cracks and cliffs
  • Carry enough water and wear sunscreen, sturdy shoes, hats, and sunglasses when hiking on the no-shade lave fields
  • Best things to do
  • Other Attractions

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