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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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Map of Hawai`i Island. Location of National Parks on Hawai`i Island.

Island of Hawai`i map showing the location of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and the 3 other national parks on the Big Island.

Finding Hawai‘i Volcanoes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is located on the island of Hawai‘i. From Hilo: 30 miles southwest on Highway 11 (a 45 minute drive); from Kailua-Kona: 96 miles southeast on Highway 11 (2 to 2 1/2 hour drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11 (2 1/2 to 3 hours).

Getting to Hawai‘i Island

Hilo Airport is serviced by inter-island carrier Hawaiian Airlines. Kona Airport is served by inter-island carriers Mokulele and Hawaiian Airlines.

More information about current airlines servicing the Hilo Airport can be found here,

More information about current airlines servicing the Kona Airport can be found here,

Rental Cars

Rental cars may be reserved at both Hilo and Kona airports. At various locations on the island, the public bus (Hele On Bus), commercial tour buses, taxis, motorcycles, and bicycles are available. No rental vehicles or bicycles may be obtained in the park.

Operating Hours
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Park Facts
Visitor Statistics
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Did You Know?

Baby Hawksbill Sea Turtle emerges from its nest.

The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.