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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A favorite place of ours to view nesting birds and whales. Last time there we saw mother whales breaching with their babies. BUT be warned: the refuge and lighthouse are closed through April 2016. No signs until you get to entrance road.

4  Thank Jim_in_Virginia
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Donations of $5 per person to walk up to the light house and watch some birds....watch a joke. Stay at the top of the gate enterance and take some pictures from there..your not missing anything but 5 dollars per guest...what a waste of our money..the...More

4  Thank leilani K
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here especially to see the lighthouse. Be aware that there are no public bathrooms until you reach the refuge. The parking lot was full, as expected, but there was a ranger helping to direct traffic. We were a little surprised at the $10...More

Thank mrsraybird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For anyone who enjoys bird watching and natural beauty, this place should be on your list. There are visible colonies of birds and likely opportunities to observe whales during winter. The lighthouse is striking and you can pay extra for a tour. We saw lots...More

Thank spokinword
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Iconic Kilauea Point Lighthouse is a must see when visiting Kauai. Bring your camera, wear comfortable walking shoes/sandals. Learn the historical history behind the lighthouse. You can see thousands of seabirds resting on the cliff. It’s a great location for photography.

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrive 15 minutes before the park was closing, but that was plenty of time to make the very short walk up the paved path to see the light house and enjoy the refuge. There is a fee for admission, but if you have a...More

Thank patmM2269DO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the tour. The wildlife there is so cool. We stayed almost 2 hours, the weather was perfect and could see for miles.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't intend on going to Kilauea Lighthouse, but we had some free time to burn and thought why not? We drove to the lighthouse and got there at 10:40am. For some reason, the place was closed despite having a 10am opening time. There were...More

Thank AndrewK508
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday, when the best access was closed. But, great views from the parking area at the gate. Lighthouse is pretty cool, too.

2  Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Home of most Treasured Ne Ne's . This is a super special place and a must see!!!! Take your camera's

Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like beautiful coastal vistas, this is the place! You can use your National Parks pass and get in for free too.

1  Thank DFH1967
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not only can you see Red Footed Boobies, Albatross, and other birds, you can now tour the inside of the lighthouse. Tours are limited to 10 at a time and start on the 1/2 hour, ie 11:30, 12:30 etc. It costs $10 per person unless...More

1  Thank Glenn S
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Oscar_Retriever | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 4 pm. Closed only on major holidays.
12 April 2017|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely buy one here.
20 May 2015|
Response from Peter H |
Sure does. I actually bought my pass there when I turned 61.