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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea
(4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, an historical lighthouse, and a diverse bird sanctuary when you visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Gaze at residents such as red-footed boobies, tropicbirds, Laysan albatross, great frigatebirds, and nene, and try to spot humpback whales and Hawaiian monk seals in the ocean. To learn about the historical significance of the lighthouse, and the wildlife that resides on the refuge, read informative displays at the visitor center and speak to staff there. There is also a small museum and volunteer center where you can educate yourself further. See Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and all Kilauea has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kilauea family vacation planner.
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  • We were able to see red-footed Boobies, Albatross, Nene, dolphins, and other birds as well. Didn't tour the lighthouse as it's only open on certain days. The view is AMAZING!! The guides are very know...  more »
  • Five dollars worth of tickets. Went to the observation deck, where you could see increased ocean views from different angles. a building, like a Museum for a fee.
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  • A must stop for birdwatchers! If you go in the spring, a variety of seabirds are nesting. Beautiful location with historic lighthouse and views to the north coast of Kauai. 
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  • Even thought you have to pay Avery small fee I think this is a great place for the family if you are visiting or even a local. This place is also an amazing place to for photographers to take pictures with the beautiful views.
  • Very pretty views from the light house. Good chance you get to see whales. The lighthouse tour takes an hour, a lot of it is talk which bored us a little. I'd say skip the tour and walk around more.
  • Beautiful spot, rough water, nice lighthouse. Where we bought our "golden age" pass! Go every year we visit the island. Great to see the seabirds.
  • This is a fun for the whole family. The kids love running around the open grass area. It has awesome view of the coastline and to watch the rare flying birds.
  • Very nice. Short walk and a nice view of some really rare birds.