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A drive in the park

Hawaii Volcanos National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a 45 minute drive there from Hilo and around 2 1/2 hrs from Kona.

The park is open 24 hrs a day, seven days a week.
The cost per vehicle is $10 which includes all passengers.
It is an easy drive on a good paved road.

Allow at least 2 hrs to drive around the 11 mile, Chain of Lakes road.

Lava flow

If you have more time it is well worth the extra few hours to drive to see the lava flow. It is near the coast and is another 20 mile drive. Once you arrive you will park your car and get out and walk.
Conditions change daily. At times you can get a glimpse of the red hot lava dripping over into the sea below.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quite different
  • Cons:black lava
  • In a nutshell:A great experience
  • Last visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Dec 2003
  • Intro Written Nov 7, 2007
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    This is such a wonderful page! To see such something so special! I so enjoy all your wonderful tips!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    such landscapes are really fascinating

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2007 at 1:51 PM

    The lava tubes intrigue me--also it would be amazing to see live lava...from a distance, of course! Enjoyed your tips, Kay.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2007 at 12:28 PM

    A really interesting page, and a different side to Hawaii to the sun, sea & sand images. The lava tube intrigued me as did the offerings to Pele

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2007 at 1:14 PM

    Kay great looking page on an unusual place - the volcanic soil must be very fertile - the trees seem to like it too!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2007 at 6:20 PM

    Kay, what a great new page about Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Jill and Eric visited this on their honeymoon! Love the lava photographs. By the way, I really like your new intro photo on HP.


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