Exploring Hawaii’s volcanoes is a must-do travel experience! One of the most famous and active volcanoes in the world is on the Big Island of Hawaii called Kilauea.
Situated on the southeastern side of the island, it sits 1,227 metres above sea level and takes up around 14 per cent of the land area of the Big Island. What’s fascinating about Kilauea besides it’s lava lake (Halema’uma’u) being the home of Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele, but it has been continuously eruputing since 1983, causing destruction to over 200 structures and homes in the town of Kalapana.
I spent a day with Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours exploring the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding towns such as Puna to learn more about these majestic structures and how they’re transforming the island today.
Here is my volcano experience on the Big Island of Hawaii:
Sights visited in this video were:
- Kilauea Visitor Center – lookout area for the Kilauea Volcano (day and night)
- Steam vents of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
- Thurston Lava Tube
- Kaimu New Black Sand Beach in Pahoa
Our local volcano tour operator who guided us around was Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours (www.nuipohaku.com).
Have you explore the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? Tell us what you thought.
*This local tour was self-funded and all opinions are my own.
A full day adventure exploring the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. An entertaining and insightful small group tour providing an authentic look into Hawaiian culture, sights and history.