Hawai'i Night Skies: 7 Stellar Stargazing Spots


Hawai'i isn't just for sun and surf; it's a stargazer's dream. With remote, high-elevation sites and strict light laws, discover 7 prime spots for stellar stargazing.

Mauna Kea, Hawai'i's highest peak, at 13,796 feet, hosts world-leading observatories like Keck and Subaru for cutting-edge astronomical research.

Mauna Kea


Haleakalā is another massive volcano that dominates the island of Maui. It reaches 10,023 feet (3,055 meters) above sea level and hosts several observatories, including the Daniel K.



Ka'ena Point, O'ahu's westernmost tip, hosts a natural reserve protecting native flora and fauna. Ideal for stargazing away from city lights with a vast horizon.

Ka’ena Point


Koke'e State Park on Kaua'i's west side offers lush forests, scenic valleys, and dramatic cliffs. Its low humidity and high altitude make it perfect for stargazing.

Koke’e State Park


Mauna Loa, a colossal volcano on Hawai'i Island, stands at 13,679 feet. Its gradual slope allows for relatively easy driving or hiking experiences.

Mauna Loa


Moloka'i, Hawaii's untouched gem, offers an authentic, simple way of life. With minimal light pollution and dark sky regulations, it's a top spot for stargazing.



Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the power and beauty of nature. It covers two active volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park


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