Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
|Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, offers scientists insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic volcanic landscapes. |
Over half of the park is designated wilderness and provides unusual hiking and camping opportunities. In recognition of its outstanding natural values, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been honored as an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.
|Directions:||Plane - Hilo and Kona airports are served by inter-island carriers, Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines. Some major airlines have direct flights to Kona from the continental U.S. |
Car - Located on Hawai'i, often called the "Big Island", Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is 96 miles from Kailua-Kona driving southeast on HWY11 (2 to 2 1/2 hour drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11 (2 1/2 hour drive). The park is 30 miles from Hilo (45 minute drive).
Vehicles may be rented at the Hilo and Kona airports. Most major car rental companies are represented at both airports.
Bus - For the current Hele On bus schedule, visit this webpage:
go to: What's New
select: Bus schedules
National Park Service
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawai'i National Park,
Phone: Visitor Information 808.985.6000
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