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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  • Visiting the lighthouse when it was open was an event we missed out on the first time we visited Kaua'i, but we made sure to go when we went back recently. The sanctuary displays information on... 
    Visiting the lighthouse when it was open was an event we missed out on the first time we visited Kaua'i, but we made sure to go when we went back recently. The sanctuary displays information on...  more »
  • We had been warned to make a reservation for the wildlife refuge and were glad we did. The is a view of the Kilauea lighthouse from outside the wildlife refuge, but it's pretty far away. After... 
    We had been warned to make a reservation for the wildlife refuge and were glad we did. The is a view of the Kilauea lighthouse from outside the wildlife refuge, but it's pretty far away. After...  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.
  • This place is a great lookout with pretty views of the horseshoe including the lighthouse. Not too far from here is a hiking point to secret beach. Definitely recommend.

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