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Address: Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night....

meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.

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This. If you do nothing else in Hawaii: Do This

If you do nothing else in Hawaii - do this. I have no words that can adequately describe the power, heat, explosions of steam, red-hot lava straight from a National... read more

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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do nothing else in Hawaii - do this. I have no words that can adequately describe the power, heat, explosions of steam, red-hot lava straight from a National Geographic documentary. We rented bikes at the end of the road and rode them to the lava and sat mesmerized for...some amount of time. I could watch forever. Do. This.... More 

Thank Entiat
Santa Clara, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole reason for my trip to Hawaii Island was to see the lava flow. It was a fantastic experience! From the pictures I've seen, the lava viewing area has been the same for the past few months. It is quite a distance away from where the lava enters the ocean, at least half a mile. Binoculars would be helpful.... More 

1 Thank Garrett408
Chicago, Illinois
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2,962 reviews
587 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were on a bus tour after our helicopter tour was cancelled due to a low cloud ceiling, so we ended up at the viewing area next to the Jaggar Museum. Someone could make a fortune renting binoculars, but even without them, you will see the venting steam from several different places. Every once in a while, you'll catch a... More 

Thank Allen21096
Queenston, Canada
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47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our first attempt was from the Volcano Nat. Park side. First a 4 miles gravel path walk and then 1 mile over rough uneven cracked lava, which is very risky and dangerous and even worse in the dark. Don't even try it!! Like many others who didn't and returned. Take the "easier" and more enjoyable way from the Hilo side... More 

1 Thank Adrian S
United States
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When planning the trip we had no idea that the lava would be flowing. This was a once in a lifetime experience for me. There is a four mile hike or bike ride to the start of a short rugged trail to the viewing area. If you are not in shape (like myself) rent a bike. We stopped at the... More 

3 Thank Dale F
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Only place in the state to see an active volcano building more island layer by layer. You must go to see this natural phenomenon, you will not be disappointed. Remember to see the lava after sunset to see the magnificent glow of Pele's cauldron.

2 Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
Dartmouth, Canada
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468 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

While on a cruise from Vancouver to New Zealand we stopped in Hawaii. While in Hilo, we had the opportunity to visit the Volcano National Park through a ship tour, but as we sailed away from the island, the captain decided that given the time, he would take the ship as close as possible to the lave flow to give... More 

1 Thank Art H
Warsaw, Poland
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123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is something worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. Something you can not miss if you come to Hawaii, just unforgettable, very impressive

1 Thank Josean_41
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

6 hr excursions off a NCL cruise ship..... A lot of things to see and learn for such a short time. To overlook a huge crater still venting steam with lava flaring up is not something you see everywhere. Jaggar Museum very nice. The bus drive thru lush forests and then opening up to lava flows. Bus stopping and walking... More 

2 Thank Barbara H
Claremont, California
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lava is flowing now and seeing the flow from the Lava Boat Tour was something you should not miss if you are in Hilo area

1 Thank Nancybrower

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