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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea
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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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  • For $5 you get a relaxing experience. What with the beautiful view of the ocean with the sound of crashing waves. Add to it the view of numerous birds soaring in the sky. As well as the surprise of fi...  more »
  • combine to make this a worthwhile adventure. Be sure to bring your Parks pass to avoid the $5 fee. The view is mesmerizing and I found myself watching the distant surf crash on the shore for a very lo...  more »
  • My husband says it is one of his favorite places on Earth and we have been here many times. If you like crashing waves, beautiful views, seabirds & aquatic life, you, too, will love it here! 
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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.