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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 28 things to do in Kilauea Features Animals
Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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“sea birds” (54 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is administered by the National Park Service and they close at 4PM. Well they stop selling tickets/passes at 4. However in order to allow the staff to get away as soon after 4 as they can they stop anyone going beyond the gift shop...More

1  Thank UKJohnN
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great views and lots of seabird sightings. Entry fees applicable. Nice gift shop. Well maintained grounds with knowledgeable staff present. Diorama of lighthouse workings along with a short video.

1  Thank Carla O
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We drove here from our resort in Lihue on a sunny day. It took us about 30 - 45 minutes to arrive. It was well worth the effort. Hard to describe with words the feeling one gets when visiting this location. The views are magnificent....More

1  Thank William A
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here briefly on our movie tour so we came back to walk up to the lighthouse. It is $5 per persons 15 and older. What a beautiful place! The views, wildlife, and wonderful gift shop made for one of my favorite stops on...More

Thank jazz40
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was kind of a spur of the moment visit after visiting Na 'Aina Kai gardens, but it was very enjoyable. I love our National park system & am so grateful that we can visit wonderful places like this. I started on the lower overlook...More

1  Thank PrettyKitties
Reviewed 28 July 2016

this was one of the most beautiful stops on our trip. there is a small fee but it is worth every penny. history and views are 5 stars here!!!!!

Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were on a hunt for the Hawaiian state bird, the Ne Ne, during our trip and finally found tons of them here! There were so many beautiful birds and a short walk out to the light house with great views of the coastline. Important...More

2  Thank MMcFadz
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We expected to visit the lighthouse but the wildlife refuge was so much more. (If you have a National Park Pass you can use it here.) Good signage for the frequent birds, and free binoculars to borrow for adults at the upper visitor center. Do...More

1  Thank Megan P
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular. The lighthouse is quaint and the little mini museum is very educational and interesting. There's a little gift shop on the grounds too. Everybody was extremely nice. They have free binocular type things on the stand that you can use and...More

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Suggested by a friend, we decided to take a short trip to the Kilauea Point. It was a good decision. Admission is $5, which supports a good cause. It is a well-kept preserve with great, very knowledgeable and informative staff. Definitely recommended to families. Limited...More

Thank ITOcal
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When is it open?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Oscar_Retriever | Reviewed this property |
Let me change that answer. That is for the Kilauea Lighthouse. The wildlife refuge isn't really a place you go into. It defines an area around the lighthouse. So it is always open to the birds, and you can come anytime... More
Aloha !!! My husband & I are coming to Kauai in two weeks (April 2017). Are we able to purchase the Senior National Parks pass at your office - do you currently have them in stock ?? Mahalo :-)
12 April 2017|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely buy one here.
does my husbands national senior pass get us in for free
21 May 2015|
Response from Peter H |
Sure does. I actually bought my pass there when I turned 61.