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Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-385-6000
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“lava tube” (570 reviews)
“short walk” (101 reviews)
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Vocanos National Park don't miss this little gem. It's right off the road and has lights inside. There is parking and a restroom, but it can get busy at times. There is a second lot just down the street for the Kilauea Iki...More

1  Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chilly inside and a little wet. Great for all ages to walk though. Easily accessible and fairly flat terrain. Great experience and well worth exploring. Starts and finishes in a beautiful rainforest. Clearly marked signs showing entrance located within Volcanoes National Park. Great for all...More

Thank jetsettingaussies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small, short lava tube. I would look for the Friends of Volcano National Park website to find the really good lava tube exploration in the Puapo'o Lava Tube. This is far superior and worth the time to see

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like being in a subway tunnel created by molten rock. Even though it is lit bring a flashlight along to avoid puddles. While there are thousands of lave tubes we were told, this one is the most accessible.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually did the loop and then reversed course to go back through. We took our time and used our phone flashlights to explore the walls and ceiling of the lava tube the second time through. Take your time, read the signs by the trail,...More

Thank snowmp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’re so excited 😆 to explore the lava tube and it was a nice experience. Before reaching the entrance we passed through a wide waved trail and enjoy incredible lush of greens, canopy of Hawaiian - Ohi’a, ferns, fuchsia paniculata, knotweed (restricted only to the...More

Thank Teri E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining both inside and our but it was well worth the walk to be able to put this on the bucket list. It's hard to imagine that where we walked was once a conduit for lava.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it, but it’s best early in the morning before too many people get there. Can be a little wet so wear good shoes and bring a flashlight.

1  Thank rataturium
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

don't miss it. don't be afraid of doing all these stairs down. on the other side of tube you just walk in the forrest without any problem after <10 steps out of tube. it's wet and cool inside. watch your steps.

1  Thank svetlanka2016
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

There are not many places on this planet that can offer this experience. Lava tubes are not normally this big. It takes about 15/20 minutes return from the parking lot. However if you are able to climb a steep paved slope and climb some steps...More

Thank Lynda S
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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.