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Explore Ka'u North of Pahala

Image by Jack Ebnet

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

30 minutes


Halfway through the Ka‘u Desert, you’ll enter the park boundaries, and in another 15 minutes you’ll reach the entrance.


This part of the park encompasses Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s safest and most active volcanos, which has been erupting since 1983.

Image by Christian Holzinger

Halema‘uma‘u vent

Volcanoes National Park

See Halema‘uma‘u vent let off steam and gasses that glow at night due to the lava lake below. Walk through rainforests and lava tubes, as well as along steam vents and sulphur banks. Drive down to the coast to see petroglyphs and sea arches.


Make sure to bring a flashlight, proper walking/hiking shoes, a rain jacket and sunscreen.

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Volcano Village

30 minutes


Just a mile past the entrance to the national park you’ll find yourself in an artsy town surrounded by rainforest.


With several eateries available, it’s a perfect stop for lunch while you visit the park.

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