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It is time to have a break from work and stressful life. Time to relax in a place where the sunlight warms the soul and the ocean takes all the worries away. Hawaii’s marvelous sandy beaches, magnificent blue waters, and endless stretches of the finest nature await every traveler on these unique islands. There is nothing better than waking up to the melodious sound of waves crashing on beaches, and spending afternoons contemplating hypnotic panoramas and watching whales from beachfront condos. Vacation in Hawaii is the best experience a traveler can have, leaving the entire world behind! There is an adventure waiting for everyone of all ages in this country. Tourists can immerse themselves in the greatest aspects of the island’s traditional and contemporary cultures. They can also enjoy its beauty and the healing properties of crystal-clear water. This place is a paradise. All of it is up for exploration, especially the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is situated on the Big Island of Hawaii and gives tourists a front-row view of the area's breathtaking natural splendor. Here is some information about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s new acreage.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Before The New Acreage

The magnificent Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit place while on the Big Island. It is home to a variety of natural wonders like a lush rainforest, lava tubes, the Halemaumau Crater, and rolling black lava fields. The Big Island's treasure is the main objective of plenty of visitors. Tourists can go on organized trips to optimize their time in the park. It departs from two central pickup places, Kona and Waikoloa, and brings them straight to the volcano with few stops along the route while the nocturnal tour will allow visitors to see the lava lake shine at night if Kilauea is erupting.

  • Entrance Fee:
    • $15 per bicycle or pedestrian for 7 days
    • $25 per motorcycle for 7 days
    • $30 per private vehicle for 7 days
    • $55 Hawaii Tri-Park Annual Pass

The New Acreage

The Trust for Public Land has donated more than 16,451 acres (66.577 square kilometers), including Pohue Bay, to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in a move that is meant to safeguard the ecosystems of the bay and the nearby heritage. The newly acquired land contains significant cultural landmarks such as lava tubes, the biggest known abrader quarry in Hawaii, a burial site, fishing shrines, Ala Mauka-Makai trails that stretch from mountains to the sea, and more.

It also serves as a vital habitat for local species that are federally listed as endangered, such as the Hawaiian hawksbill turtle and monk seal. It also nestles important Native Hawaiian artifacts and remains of ancient villages. Currently, NPS is working on understanding the area and its species and is studying the way they can give the public appropriate access to it while protecting its resources, culture, and history.

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Ways To Discover The National Park

Hiking

The Crater Rim Trail travels along the rim of the wonderful Kilauea summit crater. The route circles one of the world's most active volcanoes. Hikers will have the opportunity to view steam vents, a lush rainforest, and the tragic impact of the 2018 summit fall.

  • The trail difficulty: Easy
  • Recommendations: Hikers are recommended to bring food and water and to get ready for wet, hot, dry, and windy weather. They may face within an hour the biting winds, scorching sun, and pelting rain. They also have to abide by the crucial rule: to remain on the indicated trails; to avoid unexpected incidents and for their safety.

Driving

It is simple to drive around the park. Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road are the two primary routes that tourists will take. They can start their excursion at the Kilauea Visitor Center, which is on the right just outside the park's entry station. There, tourists may find the most recent details about trails, road conditions, ranger-led programs, and safety measures.

  • Opening hours: The Kilauea Visitor Center opens each day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The daytime trip of the southern route runs from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Before driving to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it is recommended to have breakfast such as indulging in freshly baked Hawaiian sweetbreads and malasadas. Then, once on the road, tourists will discover Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of the most active volcanoes in the world that are located in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After viewing the jaw-dropping and mind-blowing craters as well as exploring active steam vents, it is nice to take a brief stroll into Thurston Lava Tube. Next, they can make their way to Hilo, where they see astonishing Rainbow Falls and take in its magnificent panoramas.

As for the nocturne tour of the southern route, it starts at 3:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM. First, visitors will explore the amazing Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, where several Hawaiian sea turtles are nesting. They will have the chance to enjoy the dazzling sand of this shore. Later, they will visit the primary attraction of their excursion Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is best explored as darkness falls. A special stop is made when Kilauea is erupting so that visitors may see the lava lake's amazing nighttime light.