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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Drive around the crater of an erupting volcano and learn about the cultural importance of lava to the ancient Hawaiians.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes, including the most active in the world, Kīlauea. Covering 333,000 acres (1,335 square kilometers) of Hawaii’s Big Island this national park is unlike any other in America. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Hawaii for its scenic drives, stunning views and fascinating natural history and science museum.

Start your trip to the park at the Kīlauea Visitor Center to acquaint yourself with the park’s geography and to pick up maps or join a guided tour. Learn about how volcanoes form, and why some are more active than others. A short film tells the history of the national park and explains the importance of the volcanoes to the native Hawaiians.

Make your way to the Crater Rim Drive, the road that circumnavigates the top of Kīlauea. Peer over the edge to see the lava flow from the center of the earth. Kīlauea has been erupting constantly since 1983 and spills up to 18,000,000 cubic feet (500,000 cubic meters) daily. While the volcano is incredibly active it is also predictable, and the experience is very safe so long as visitors stay on the marked trails.

From the top make your way to one of the park’s hiking trails to experience the contours of the land. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has over 150 miles (241 kilometers) of trails that cross craters, deserts and rain forests.

Walk through a cave made of hardened lava at the Thurston Lava Tube to find yourself in a tropical rain forest on the other side. Bring a picnic lunch to eat on your hike, as no food or facilities are available in the park.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Hilo and can be reached by bus, although the service is limited. Visitors traveling by car will have to pay a vehicle fee to enter the park; however, this includes all passengers and parking within the park.


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Cymbidium Cottage

Cymbidium Cottage

19-4196 C Road, Volcano
3.9
of 5, from 11 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Volcano, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cooper Center and Volcano Garden Arts. Volcano Art Center and Gallery and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Volcano Big Tree Sanctuary

Volcano Big Tree Sanctuary

19-4816 Amaumau, Volcano
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Volcano, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of Cooper Center, Volcano Garden Arts and Volcano Art Center and Gallery. 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass and Akatsuka Orchid Gardens are also within 9 miles (15 km).

฿5,879
Hale Nahele

Hale Nahele

19-4002 Kalani Honua Loop, Volcano
3.8
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Volcano, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cooper Center, Volcano Garden Arts and Volcano Art Center and Gallery. Sulphur Banks is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

฿1,791
Kilauea Hospitality Group

Kilauea Hospitality Group

19-4178 Wright Road, Volcano
4.0
of 5, from 267 reviews
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At the End of the Road Bed & Breakfast

At the End of the Road Bed & Breakfast

19-4364 Haunani, Volcano
4.5
of 5, from 221 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Cooper Center and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Volcano Garden Arts. Volcano Art Center and Gallery and Volcano Golf and Country Club are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage

Upcountry Volcano Village Mountain Cottage

19 4060 Kalani Honua Loop, Volcano
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of 5, from 6 reviews
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Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Cooper Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Volcano Garden Arts and Volcano Art Center and Gallery. Sulphur Banks and Steam Vents & Steaming Bluff are also within 3 miles (5 km).

฿6,328
Volcano Acres Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Volcano Acres Ranch Bed and Breakfast

19-4252 Kawailehua RD, Volcano
4.8
of 5, from 47 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Volcano, this bed & breakfast is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cooper Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Volcano Garden Arts and Volcano Art Center and Gallery. Sulphur Banks and Steam Vents & Steaming Bluff are also within 3 miles (5 km).

฿4,434
Aloha Junction Bed & Breakfast

Aloha Junction Bed & Breakfast

19-4037 Olapalapa Road, Volcano
4.3
of 5, from 46 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Volcano, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cooper Center and Volcano Garden Arts. Volcano Art Center and Gallery and Sulphur Banks are also within 3 miles (5 km).