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Lava Flow

Made a short trip to see the Lava with a friend. Spectacular, make sure to take a camera... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Paul S
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New York City, New York
Stunnihng

It is always impressive to visiting Pele. It's like looking into Mother Earth's belly. I usually... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Rick C
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Gates, Oregon
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Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Made a short trip to see the Lava with a friend. Spectacular, make sure to take a camera. Recommend going at dusk so you can observe in day light and after dark.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 April 2018

It is always impressive to visiting Pele. It's like looking into Mother Earth's belly. I usually visit the Big Island every other year and the volcanoes are always on my itinerary.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rick C
Reviewed 18 March 2018

here was review I wrote for our hotel- VNP/Hilo side prior to Fairmont: If you are staying at the Fairmont and our planning a day trip it is definitely doable but I am very thankful that we had lodging near the VNP and 2 nights...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

More than half the time the Lava will form tubes and the Red Molten Lava is not visible usually until it gets to the Ocean. During these times if you want to see the red running molten lava at night there are boat tours that...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank derrick w
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We walked to the active volcano mountain which for all us us in once in a lifetime experience. The walk both ways plus time spent at the lave coming towards you took about 5 hours but oh boy it is worth it! Make sure you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I drove about an hour to get to this one before driving to Kona--loved Kona, it's like a little French Riviera. Anyway, you literally drive to the end of the highway and to a dirt road, park the car and jump on a bicycle for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 391kls
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Stopped here at night on part of a tour. It was awsome watching the lava bubble and explode. got some great photos

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

When we went past the lava flow in our ship the flow was not at its best but even so it was just wonderful and well worth the visit. If you haven't seen a lava flow in the flesh then this is for you.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lop65
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Only people who have seen molten lava will have this etched on their memories forever. Hot, the heat is incredible and the colour; there is no colour like it, orange then whites and red and black, just WOW. The noise of Lava as well was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We took a boat charter at 4.00AM in the morning to see the lava flow from the ocean- highlight of our trip, it was absolutely amazing!!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jenpick
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Response from 391kls | Reviewed this property |
The bike rentals are open as long as the park is open. You need to look up the hours of the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Once you have those the bicycle rentals will be there 'cause it's big biz for them. It's a 4.5 mile... More
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