Mauna Loa Observatory, Hilo

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Mauna Loa Observatory is located in Hilo. Take a look at our Hilo online holiday planner to schedule your visit to Mauna Loa Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Unfortunately, it was voggy (fog + volcanic stuff) when we arrived at the foot of the drive up to the observatory -- which is a mile or so before the drive up to Mauna Kea on the other side of the roa...  more »
  • Mauna Loa Observatory saddle road toward Hilo, 通rikoshi Mauna CE Information Center entrance, turn right at the first go. Soon, you will see the Observatory, as well as climbing a narrow road passing is difficult to move slowly. We're parking spaces in front of the Observatory to the depot. Winter in the period specification equipment, aimed at the Summit. Sun rises, long-sleeved soft shell jacket is sufficient, but bad weather is snow and wind, lightning, so watch out. 2 sign up into the mountain trails from the parking space, but then continues to the landmark Cologne. beyond the 3800 m. want develop headaches. Does not recover, while altitude acclimatization has been withdrawn. But I did enjoy considerable preparation even good if you attack. Vantage point, no dangerous spot. Be careful, however, does not fall into the Kellett of acclimatization in the Observatory, and the lava is.
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  • Coming from Hilo the beginning of the road to the left, a few hundred metres before the road to get to the Mauna Kea. It is fully paved and accessible from any type of car. There is no visitors center and also the entrance to the Observatory is forbidden to non-specialists. But it's still interesting to go through the many past on lava flows: worth stopping in plots obtained at the side of the road. Very impressive views of Mauna Kea in front of the hotel.
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  • Mauna Loa Observatory, 1437 Kilauea Ave #102, Hilo, HI 96720
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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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