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Crater Rim Drive Tour: Explore the Volcanoes of Hawaii

Welcome to the Crater Rim Drive Tour! Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery through some of Hawaii’s most awe-inspiring volcanic sites. From Uekahuna, known for its Native Hawaiian rituals and breathtaking views, to Nahuku, the 500 year old lava tube, this tour offers up something for everyone.

Highlights Include:

  • Uekahuna: Native Hawaiian rituals and views.
  • Kilauea Overlook: View of caldera & Halema?uma?u crater.
  • Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff): Volcanic gases, sulfur crystals.
  • Ha?akulamanu (Sulphur Banks): Paved trail & boardwalk.
  • Kilauea Iki Overlook: Views of 1959 lava fountains & lake.
  • Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube): 500 year old cave.
  • Pu?upua?i Overlook: Perch next to cinder cone from 1959.
  • Keanakako?i Crater: Pit crater with centuries of events.

Let’s take a closer look.

At Uekahuna, you’ll find incredible views that showcase the beauty of nature – lush rainforests, rolling hills, and more – all from one spot. You can also experience authentic Native Hawaiian rituals, which are sure to be an unforgettable part of your visit.

The Kilauea Overlook is another must-see destination on the tour. Here, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the caldera, as well as Halema?uma?u crater. It’s truly mesmerizing!

For those looking for a unique adventure, don’t miss out on Wahinekapu (Steaming Bluff). The steamy fumaroles make this location a true paradise and you can even find sulfur crystals! And, if you’re seeking a bit of tranquility, head over to Ha’akulamanu (Sulphur Banks), where there’s a paved trail and boardwalk waiting for you.

Kilauea Iki Overlook is another highlight. Get ready to be amazed by the 1959 lava fountains and lake that you’ll come across here. An unmissable stop, for sure!

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From there, it’s time to explore the depths of Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube). This 500 year old cave is just begging to be explored. Don’t forget to bring a torch or two!

Next up is Puʻupuaʻi Overlook, where you can perch next to the cinder cone created in 1959. Yet another stunning sight!

Finally, the Keanakāko’i Crater is the perfect end to your journey. Take in centuries worth of events at this pit crater and let your imagination run wild.

So what are you waiting for? Explore the Crater Rim Drive Tour and get ready for an unforgettable experience! Read more about Hawaii’s national parks here.