Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea

4.6
#1 of 8 in Parks in Kilauea
Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, an historical lighthouse, and a diverse bird sanctuary when you visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Gaze at residents such as red-footed boobies, tropicbirds, Laysan albatross, great frigatebirds, and nene, and try to spot humpback whales and Hawaiian monk seals in the ocean. To learn about the historical significance of the lighthouse, and the wildlife that resides on the refuge, read informative displays at the visitor center and speak to staff there. There is also a small museum and volunteer center where you can educate yourself further. Take a look at our Kilauea trip planning website to schedule your visit to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Gorgeous! Doesn't cost anything to drive to this point. There were birds flying everywhere to make the coast and lighthouse view spectacular! Not to be missed!  more »
  • This is a really scenic spot and the north point of Kauai. There are a huge number of red footed boobies but you can also spot frigate birds and shearwaters. We didn’t see any albatross but may be the...  more »
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  • What an amazing place to stop. Have your Annual National Parks Pass for admission or pay the 10$ entrance fee. If you can, go on Wednesday or Saturday when they have the 30 minute tour of the light house. They only take 15 people at a time and you sign up at the visitor center right next to the light house. Make sure you get there early to secure your spot! (They do not take reservations; you have to be there to sign up). It was so cool being inside the restored Light house with an expert there to answer questions and give fascinating information. Beautiful view and great bird watching! As for the other parts of the refuge, they had a great visitor center with information about local wildlife and birds. They have binoculars for rent for kids and for adults. There are many volunteers out there helping. We got to see a family of baby geese 😍 The only reason I gave it a 4/5 is that there is not much there beside the visitor center and the vista. If I did not have National Park Pass I think I would think twice about paying the 10$ entrance fee
  • Very popular tourist destination. The admissions fee goes toward the refuge & not an owner. So don't be a cheapo! Go & enjoy the views, talk to the volunteers, they are a vast wealth of knowledge & care deeply of the location! And if you are lucky, like our visit, you can meet the wildlife artist Patrick Ching! (Think Bob Ross of Kauai!)

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