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MacKenzie State Park: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 14 May 2019

I wish I'd known about this park and read the reviews here before we visited, we didn't know about hiking over to the new flows. We stopped here on a whim as we went by coming back from Isaac Hale park, it looked pretty and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Drove here from volcano after visiting the national park. Worth it for the drive alone. But once there it’s both breathtaking and haunting. The waves break directly onto the cliffs and the spray washes over the top depending on where you stand. Locals believe the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cosmopolitan9643
Reviewed 29 November 2018

VNP staff advised us to come here to see where the lava had flowed into the sea. We were able to walk across the lava fields with the ocean crashing onto the newly formed cliffs. the lava had some steam vents and was still warm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nzp0ppy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

First place in hawaii i speared a fish with a speargun underwater. Fantastic large park where we had a wonderful cookout and spent the day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank michael h
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We followed Nicfromperth's TripAdvisor review and the instructions were right on. (Thumb up Nic) They were clearing trees just before the entrance when we visited so needed to wait several minutes coming and going but that's ok. We took a different route but wound up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We came to MacKenzie a couple of days after it reopened on Sept 8. Google gets a bit confused with directions due to the recent damage to infrastructure and homes caused by the eruption. There are new black sand beaches, ridges and cliffs and it's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank nicfromperth
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The drive here is really lovely and passes through interesting jungle and trees. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. We enjoyed some quiet time listening to the waves crash into the large cliffs. A very peaceful, tranquil place with lots of trees/shade....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SDubs24
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Wow! So very peaceful and beautiful. Not many people around when we visited so we were able to just enjoy the beauty of the place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This unadvertised stop is a gem. Easy access, peaceful and beautiful. You can easily walk the cliffs and see how the lava flows have done their magic. Combine the ocean doing its work to make a views right out of a geologist’s notebook.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank T100NZpatm
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Visited late on a Saturday afternoon and was delighted to find a quiet and secluded place to enjoy the ocean from the vantage point of 30 foot cliffs. We were sad that we didn't bring fishing poles, but it was fun to watch a group...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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