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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea

(4.5/5 based on 550+ 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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  • Not to be missed, this lovely, historic place provides excellent birding, especially Laysan albatross, red footed booby, frigatebird, red and white tropicbirds, and shearwaters. Also humpback whales, ...  more »
  • Today was a fairly windy day, and it rained a ton overnight, so I knew that our options were limited on what to do (no beach day!) and I had marked this Refuge/Lighthouse to go to on such a day. It re...  more »
  • This is one of our favorite sites on the north shore. It is absolutely beautiful with great bird and whale sitings. They loan binoculars for whale watching. Not to miss  more »
  • 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.