Explore Hawai’i’s Amazing Volcanic Wonders


Hawai’i is a paradise for volcano lovers. Here are seven must-see attractions.

This massive crater is the summit of Maui’s dormant volcano. Watch the sunrise or sunset here for a breathtaking view.

Haleakalā Crater


Kīlauea has been erupting continuously since 1983. Visit its caldera and see the lava lake at its heart.

Kīlauea Caldera


This cone is the main vent of Kīlauea’s east rift zone. It has produced spectacular lava fountains and flows for decades.

Pu’u 'Ō’ō Cone


Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth. It covers half of the Big Island and rises more than 13,000 feet above sea level.

Mauna Loa


Lōihi is an underwater volcano that will one day emerge as Hawai’i’s newest island. It lies about 20 miles southeast of the Big Island.

Lōihi Seamount


Diamond Head is a tuff cone that was formed by a violent eruption about 300,000 years ago. It is now a popular hiking destination on O’ahu.

Diamond Head


Nā Pali Coast is a stunning stretch of coastline on Kaua’i. It features towering cliffs, waterfalls, and sea caves that were carved by ancient lava flows.

Nā Pali Coast


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