Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano, HI

Where are we going?

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
1 Crater Rim Drive

808 985-6000

What is there to do?

How about spending your day out surrounded by the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution?

That is why we are headed to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park!

This stunning USA National Park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes. That's pretty impressive!

During your visit in this unique and wonderful landscape, there are a host of things to do with the family, immersing you in culture, rich ecosystems and the great outdoors.  Here, there are five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawai`i: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.

A great place to start is the Kīlauea Visitor Center. The centers is free admission and is where you can ask questions about the park, what to expect, where to visit and get updates on any volcanic activity. 

Kahuku is a place of dynamic volcanism, rich Hawaiian traditions and a fascinating history of ranching. This 116,000 acre area of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is a site of struggle and restoration for many unique plants and animal species, and it's here you can enjoy guided talks or hikes to learn all about it. 

If you love adventure, there are plenty of hiking opportunities for those active families visiting Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. There are over 150 miles of trails within the park, and exploration on foot through this wilderness is a fascinating and exciting experience. 

The trails range in difficulty from easy to challenging, so no matter what your experience level is, there will be something to take your fancy!

So get ready to explore an incredible part of not only the USA, but the world! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $25 for private non-commercial vehicle (up to 15 ppl) - valid for 7 days. $20 per motorbike or $12 on foot'bike

Children: Under 15s are free

Discount: $50 Hawai'i Tri Pack annual pass

Free Under: 15 years


Need a little extra help?

The Kīlauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, Volcano House, and Volcano Art Center are wheelchair accessible. There are also accessible pathways on certain trails. Visit https://home.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm for the full list.


When can we go?

The park is open from 7am - 10pm daily year round. Kīlauea Visitor Center is open daily from 9am - 5pm

Year round


Any top tips?

Be prepared for all weather conditions. Wear layers of clothing, bring raingear, and wear hiking boots or shoes if you plan to venture out on trails.

I’m Hungry!

Make sure you take picnic lunches, as there are plenty of places to enjoy it!

Healthy Eating

Take plenty of bottled water!

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