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Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-Kona
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Ascend to the highest point in the state at Mauna Kea Summit. The peak of this dormant volcano is 4,027 m (13,803 ft) above sea level and is considered sacred in Hawaiian mythology. As you take in the views, you can see the observatories where astronomers study the skies. You can hike, drive, or take a guided tour to the summit. If driving, you should use a four-wheel drive vehicle to avoid damage to your automobile. Visitors traveling up Mauna Kea's flanks should stop for at least half an hour at the visitor center to acclimate to the elevation. Bring a warm jacket; the temperatures get cooler as you ascend. Add Mauna Kea Summit to your Kailua-Kona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kailua-Kona vacation trip planner.
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  • This place is amazing. The views usually get you above the clouds and on a clear day you can see most of the island and several of the other islands from up here. Well worth the drive but be sure to r...  more »
  • Mauna Kea beyond the altitude 4200 m. Previously visited on the tour, but this time borrow 4-WHEEL drive, has been around the Observatory. Important thing is 2800 m altitude adaptation in point. It is recommended that take well to prevent altitude sickness, and the rest. In addition, we bring the Oximeter while watching blood oxygen concentration displayed earlier this decade by breathing, maintain oxygen levels. Thanks, without any effect could be around the Observatory near the Summit.
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  • Despite the Mauna Kea Summit sunset tour, rainfall is less land, join date (12 / 9) is cloudy and onidzukabijitaa Center (2800 m near) from was closed to I can't go on the road. However, guests can go to the onidzukabijitaa Centre, such as the way to bounce like roller coasters, such as scene more green from the arid scenery in the city until the middle of my meal, the sight of the lava after. I saw mountains, majestic Mauna Kea from the onidzukabijitaa Center is overcast. Had the impression of low temperature also came in the Highlands.
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