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“Better job shall be done informing about the status of the park”

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Big Island Grand Circle Island Tour
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of the main drivers in choosing Hawaii Big Island as my family vacation destination was the opportunity to visit the Volcanoes National Park, particularly after the recent eruptions. I visited the park’s website to check whether it was open or not, and there were no indications of closures. I even called the telephone line for the Volcano House restaurant to make a reservation and I was asked to leave a message in a voice mail with my request. Again, no indication of it being closed. To my dismay, when I arrived to the island everything was closed. Not only all the park was closed, including the Volcano House hotel and restaurant, but it was not even permitted to stop along the road that crosses the park, and the view points for the lava flows into the sea were also out of reach. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The resent lava flow and problems have closed the park and the inns, but are due to reopen in September 2019. When it was open we would go for a chilly morning drive to the park and eat breakfast in the restaurant. It will be wonderful to get back.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Every time we go to the Big Island we go to this park and spend at least 1 or 2 days there. There is so much to see and experience. I was able to hike to the dormant side of the volcano just 3 years ago which was amazing!. There is so much to see and experience.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank turtlegirl178
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Off the beaten path off the Chain of Craters Road there is a short 3/4 mile easy hike to numerous petroglyphs. Be sure to pack water and wear a hat if it's sunny. There is no shade and heat radiates off the rocks but the ocean is within view of the trail and there is usually a nice breeze.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank OrygunGirl_10
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

visited durring the day and remained to see the caldera at night. Unbelivably beautiuy, hard to over extimete the power of Nature.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank George C
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