Holidays in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Witness the awesome power of earth’s volcanic forces and learn how this phenomenon has shaped Hawaiian culture.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a truly unique attraction, home to two volcanoes, including Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. During your visit you will witness the breathtaking spectacle of the landscape changing in front of you, as lava flows sculpt the surrounding rock. The primal geological forces at work have earned this park a central role in native Hawaiian culture, and you will be able to learn all about the traditional beliefs and sacred rituals as you discover this natural wonder.

A good place to start your trip is at the Kilauea Visitor Center. Watch an introductory film about the park so you can understand the processes you’ll be witnessing, listen to talks given by park rangers or book a place on one of the many guided tours. If you are exploring on your own, pick up park maps and get up to date on the latest eruption news.

Stretching from the summit of Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984, all the way down to the coast, this park offers over 240 kilometres of hiking trails through massive volcanic craters, lava-scalded landscapes and tropical rainforests.

Head to the East Rift Zone to see the dramatic Puu Oo Vent, where lava that flows down through underground channels finally hits the sea water, or walk through the Thurston Lava Tube, a 500 year old cave made of solidified lava.

Follow the Crater Rim Drive which will take you 17 kilometres around the Kilauea Caldera, the volcanic crater. This volcano has been in constant eruption since 1983, producing around 500,000 cubic metres of lava, enough to cover a 30 kilometre stretch of road, every single day. Despite this tremendous power, you can feel safe as Kilauea is very predictable, and visitors are restricted to the marked trails only.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is approximately 48 kilometres from Hilo. There is a limited bus service. If driving by car, a charge is made per vehicle. However, this includes parking as well as entry for all passengers. Please note that there is no food or drink available in the park, so you’ll need to bring your own.

433 Cheap Hotels Near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Pahala Plantation Cottages
Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 out of 5
96-3208 Maile Street, Pahala, HI
The price is AU$160 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
Situated in the historical district, this cottage is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Ka'u Coffee Mill, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wood Valley Temple and Punalu'u Beach. ...
3.8/5 Good! (232 reviews)
Cute cottage
"The cottage was better than expected. Very spacious compared to other places we stayed on big island. I’m glad it came with a full kitchen. The roosters will wake you up early however."

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2021

Pahala Plantation Cottages
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
2.5 out of 5
95-788 Ninole Loop Road, Pahala, HI
The price is AU$300 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Pahala condo is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Punalu'u Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Whittington Beach Park and Ka'u Coffee ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (295 reviews)
"Super quite, extremely groomed property- wonderful staff- way beyond our expectations- we will be back in 2022, guaranteed!!!"

Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2021

Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
32 Golf Links Road, Volcano, HI
Situated in a rural location, this romantic cottage is in the same region as Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea. Regional attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7 reviews)
Quiet and beautiful
"I especially loved the hot tub and the electric fireplace-but the space itself is just wonderful."

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Pahala Plantation Cottages
Pahala Plantation Cottages
3.5 out of 5
96-3208 Maile Street, Pahala, HI
The price is AU$160 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
Pahala Plantation Cottages
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
2.5 out of 5
95-788 Ninole Loop Road, Pahala, HI
The price is AU$300 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Colony I at Sea Mountain in Pahala
Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
32 Golf Links Road, Volcano, HI
Rustic A-Frame Cottage with Hot Tub, Deck & Mountain Views
Luxurious 4BD/2.5BA with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Dining, Firepit & BBQ
Luxurious 4BD/2.5BA with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Dining, Firepit & BBQ
11-3759 10 Street ??, Volcano, HI
Luxurious 4BD/2.5BA with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Dining, Firepit & BBQ
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
3.5 out of 5
11-3966 Lanihuli Road, Volcano, HI
The price is AU$194 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
Aloha Crater Lodge and Lava Tube
#11 Relaxing Studio Unit with Ocean Views
#11 Relaxing Studio Unit with Ocean Views
95-789 Ninole Loop Rd, Unit #11, Pahala, HI
#11 Relaxing Studio Unit with Ocean Views
#41 Turtle Hut at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
#41 Turtle Hut at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
95-789 Ninole Loop Rd, 41, Pahala, HI
#41 Turtle Hut at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Relaxing Studio Condo Getaway, Minutes From Black Sand Beach *Newly Renovated*
Relaxing Studio Condo Getaway, Minutes From Black Sand Beach *Newly Renovated*
95-789 Ninole Loop Road, Pahala, HI
Relaxing Studio Condo Getaway, Minutes From Black Sand Beach *Newly Renovated*
Cozy Condo With Ocean View |Great Pool | Walk to Punalu'u Beach
Cozy Condo With Ocean View |Great Pool | Walk to Punalu'u Beach
95-789 Ninole Loop Rd, 20, Pahala, HI
Cozy Condo With Ocean View |Great Pool | Walk to Punalu'u Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.