Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea

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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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  • This Breathtaking place give a wonderful variety all in one stop. Incredible Birds, varied vistas beyond description, nice people, easy access 
    This Breathtaking place give a wonderful variety all in one stop. Incredible Birds, varied vistas beyond description, nice people, easy access  more »
  • The inconvenience of making a reservation is well worth finally being allowed to enter the premises. We only visited the place at our very last day on Kauai and were very happy about these last... 
    The inconvenience of making a reservation is well worth finally being allowed to enter the premises. We only visited the place at our very last day on Kauai and were very happy about these last...  more »
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  • The views are really fantastic here. If you are a bird lover, then this is the place for you. If not though, there are just as beautiful views elsewhere on the island that are free. I was a little disappointed at how small the wildlife refuge was. I don’t necessarily regret going but also would not do it again because views like this can be seen all over the island.
  • One could easily spend more than half a day enjoying here. A great spot for a relaxed family bonding time or solitude time for rejuvenating yourself. The rules have changed and you'll need reservation to actually visit the lighthouse. Reserve in advance for your visit and reach on time for a stress-free experience.

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