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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
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+1 808-828-1413
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
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Best of Kauai Tour by Land River and Air

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Always a beautiful stop!

We always try to make a stop when on Kauai, as it is SO beautiful . Each stop there always seems to be something different.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always try to make a stop when on Kauai, as it is SO beautiful . Each stop there always seems to be something different.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car at the Lihue Airport and drove to the end of the road on this north side. The Wildlife Refuge is a small area, and well maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Lighthouse is a nice piece of history with a spectacular ocean view.

Thank Kent K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot that is now in National Park system. Interesting, historically lighthouse, lots of unusual birds and we even saw some whales.

Thank jcgtune
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go Wednesday or Saturday early opens at 10Am, lighthouse tour at 10:30. Must sign up only 15 allowed per group. Well worth the visit, great tour inside the lighthouse.

Thank showlsmo
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wildlife reserve which is located where the light house is, is a great place for the kids to see nenes as well as Albatross that nest nearby.

Thank jrobba
Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited many years ago but could not last year due to construction so we were very happy to see the lighthouse again. There are beautiful views from the lighthouse on high and many birds flying around and the Nene parading around the grounds. We saw some whale blows in the distance. There is limited parking so get here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Fantastic view. We spent a fair amount of time there because of the view. Nene birds there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so cheap ($5) to get such great views, to see the lighthouse, take pictures, and to hear the history as well as seeing the 1000s of birds. For those requiring assistance, there is a cart which will take you from the gate to the lighthouse. We didn't know about this...but my sister did make it up and back using... More 

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Trenton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well taken care off historic lighthouse, lots of sea birds on site and if the timing is right, lots of whale sightings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the seabirds and admire how they glide above and below you. This is a short but interesting place to see. It offers historial information along with fabulous information on the birds nesting on the refuge. A lovely gift shop too. I have always been a fan of lighthouses this one does not dissapoint. A small entrance fee is charged... More 

Thank sashalute

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