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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 28 things to do in Kilauea Features Animals
Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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US$ 233.99*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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US$ 155.21*
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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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11 - 20 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Monday, just a last minute decision to drive from South Shore to North Shore instead of hiking the Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park for a second day (too sore to move from a fall on the Canyon Trail in...More

Thank kellytsai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can make this a relatively quick stop - maybe 30 minutes to see the beautiful views of the North Shore, the birds floating in the winds, and the lighthouse. Be aware that it can be hot and windy. The hike to the lighthouse is...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge as part of our northern island sightseeing. The views were spectacular! We also enjoyed seeing the birds and reading about them. We spent about 45 minutes there taking pictures. It's a great place to stop and enjoy...More

Thank JTfromSoCal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing experience. My mother and father really enjoyed looking at the tropic birds, red footed boobies, and massive 7 foot local birds. For five dollars you can pay to go out to the lighthouse point. Gorgeous views looking back on the bird rookery and on...More

Thank Hollybb
Reviewed 18 June 2017

They are open 10-4 so we arrived at 3:30 one afternoon after the beach to check it out. The 1/2 hour was plenty of time to see everything. Got some great pictures, saw some beautiful animals (dolphins, birds, etc). Kids under 15 are free, adults...More

Thank Laurat33
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Although this is opposite side of the point where the sun sets, this made for some beautiful views at sunset.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped by for the view, unfortunately the park was closed. Still a great stop and view of the ocean! would visit again during park opening hours!

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The wildlife refuge is on a gorgeous point in the ocean with protected frigate birds, tropicbirds, Hawaiian nenes and others in abundance. The lighthouse is an added bonus. Be sure to sign up for a tour when you first arrive since they fill fast and...More

Thank luvt0teach
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This was a great stop. We loved watching the nesting birds in the cliffs asnd we got some excellent pictures of birds in flight near the lighthouse. Would have probably given it a 5 if we had gone on a day they were open but...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The lighthouse has been beautifully restored, and we enjoyed the tour--it's great that people are allowed to see the inside of it and hear about its history. The lighthouse itself is on a high bluff and therefore isn't all that tall. The views from the...More

Thank Sally P
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Oscar_Retriever | Reviewed this property |
Let me change that answer. That is for the Kilauea Lighthouse. The wildlife refuge isn't really a place you go into. It defines an area around the lighthouse. So it is always open to the birds, and you can come anytime... More
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.