My husband and I visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during our time on the Big Island. It's such a unique and fascinating park where you can literally witness geology in action! While exploring...
Natural awesomeness including steam vents, caldera, and sulpher banks
This is a must do on your visit to the Big Island because there are not many places in the world where this natural phenomenon occurs. The caldera is a thing a immensity and beauty, in a weird beauti...
The Kilauea Caldera is awe inspiring even after the eruptions of 2018. The Volcano Art Gallery is filled with creative and gorgeous works. Here in 2020, the gift shop and visitor center are still cl...
Due to recent eruptions part of the park is closed for visits, but you still get the impression of the power of nature. The whole island of Hawaii is out of this world, but this area is really specta...
This is probably the most visited spot on the island, and we naturally can't be excused, and put it at the first stop. The only volcanic park in the world that can be reached by car, the threshold is very low. Almost all the "attractions" can be driven by car, even for the elderly and wheelchair users. When you enter the door, you should first look for the visitor center, find the visitor center, find the visitor center, and talk about important things three times!
Take the map and take it with you. The boards on the wall are very easy to use. Whether you only have 2 hours or a whole day, you can find a suitable route for you!
The Hawaii Volcano Park has two main attractions, one is the perennial crater, the famous Mauna Loa Volcano, which is said to have been 700,000 years old; the other is a depressed crater, many people Walk inside this extinct crater. I first drove to the crater near the fire, carrying my plane and camera and walking towards the visitor center. The first thing I introduced was a notice: a white paper was painted on a drone. Fork, that is, aerial photography is not allowed. I really have 10,000 grass horses running in my heart. Since it is not allowed to use the camera to shoot the volcano in parallel with the tourists, you can only see the smoke in the daytime. In the evening, it is estimated that you can shoot the fire with the telephoto. However, I was hit by the inability to take aerial photography and never came.
Tourist attractions with "World Heritage" are a must-see card.
At 6:33 on May 5 this year, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred near the Hawaiian Islands, and another volcanic eruption in the Kilauea volcano in the Volcano National Park caused lava to flow into residential areas, and the erupting smoke also forced China. The flight to Los Angeles in the United States was diverted. As the first scenic spot in Hawaii, the Hawaiian Volcano National Park, which was listed as a World Heritage Site, was also forced to close the door.
Fortunately, the volcanic park was reopened on September 22, and in early December we visited this world heritage of "rebirth".
The tour guide recommends a volcanic tour from the Kilauea Visitor Center
, where a 20-minute movie showing the volcanic park is played every hour, and the center continues to broadcast. This year's volcanic eruption video.
Evaluation of World Heritage
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and the entire park extends from the top of Mauna Loa all the way to the sea. A footpath will lead you through volcanic craters, deserts, and rain forests, with museums, rock paintings and accessible lava tunnels along the way. Architectural ruins of destroyed towns can also be sighted around the craters. Kilauea is a highly active volcano and its enormous crater resembles a giant cauldron in which scalding red-hot lava can be seen flowing in volcanic lakes, making it a true wonder of the nature.