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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Now that the Thurston Lava Tube is no longer accessible, I'm so glad I went through it as many times as I did. One can only hope once they assess the safety of the tube, that it will re-open so visitors can experience this magnificent...More

Thank Joyce F
Reviewed 6 days ago

A short steep downhill walk through beautiful forest. Over a bridge and into the lava tube. Short walk through the tunnel type experience. Difficult to take good photos. Steep steps out and back to carpark. 15 minutes. Parking is sometimes difficult due to the many...More

Thank Susie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This unique hike is a walk through a lava tube. You first have a 10 minute walk through a fern forest. Ferns are the first form of life after the devastation of a volcanic eruption. The cave itself is dark and can be slippery from...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No parking or access at this time. Watch the website for future opening. Can park at Kilauea Crater and look inside. Trail closed until further notice.

Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm going through some old photos BEFORE the eruption and found I hadn't reviewed this so am taking the time to do so now... This was the 6th stop on our trip from Waikoloa to Kilauea caldera. There isn't much parking. We drove back and...More

Thank nagiffag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked through the Lava tube for the experience. Parking was tricky, but people don't spend a lot of time at the tube so we waited for a spot to be available. It was cool and wet inside -- make sure you are wearing the...More

Thank Legopod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely stop to walk thru the Lava Tube if you are touring Volcano National Park. It's a short stop but very interesting, as it is a natural phenomenon. There is a short walk, that slopes down so if it is rainy or wet, be careful.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Consider the creation of the lava tube as you stroll through it. It is difficult to imagine that molten lava once flowed where you are walking. Embrace the experience!

Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stopped at the Thurston Lava Tube as part of a Volcanoes National Park cruise ship excursion in April 2018, a few weeks before the eruptions which have now closed the park. The 600ft long tube / tunnel was formed by lava flowing under the...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Two extremes we visited the lava tube in 2014 warm and tropical then in 2017 we were in a glacier tube in Switzerland

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7 July 2018|
Response from Megha A |
No. It is totally closed.
29 December 2016|
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Response from MXKing | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You will love it.
22 April 2016|
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Response from MXKing | Reviewed this property |
The tube is real close to Kilauea and the kava flies down to the ocean. You should see Kilauea during day and night.