Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
(4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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  • Get outa the car with a sense of wonder and adventure. Easy and gentle hike--15 minutes or so. Imagine that this is where lava flowed. Go early, really early and beat the crowds 
  • This lava tube is huge...it goes on for probably well over 100 yards...it is so amazing it's hard to believe that it's real...seems like it's just out of an old Indiana Jones set. You've got to see th...  more »
  • It is very impress through the tube runs and imagines that this time was completely full of lava, and these towards the sea has gone. Visit. The road is 400m long then you are back to the parking lot.
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  • Not much going on here. Its a short walk. Interesting if you like small caves with lots of tourists. If you didn't make it here while on vacation don't worry, you didn't miss much.
  • Quite a nice walk! It was very interesting to see how these tubes are formed. There's a Small trail with views to an inactive volcano crater across the road. I wish I had more time to explore the entire trail!
  • This was our 2nd time to the Thurston lava tube. My husband and I had taken the circle island tour our first trip to the Big Island and quickly walked through the tube as the tour bus was on a tight schedule to get the cruise passengers back to the marina in Kona. Even though the drive from Kona to the Volcano National Park took over 2 hours for us this time, the scenery was awesome and well worth the trip. We were able to leisurely descend down the stairs and ramp incline while admiring the rain forest fauna and flora. We took our time walking through the tube and admiring the lava walls. Don't miss it!
  • Cool for all interested in this type of thing. No tour needed.
  • Incredibly cool to see once. Large cave that is a bit damp inside so be prepared to get a tad wet. I liked how the cave was lit so you didn't need flashlights. Super neat to walk through the surrounding rainforests as well