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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 28 things to do in Kilauea Features Animals
Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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“sea birds” (54 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing experience. My mother and father really enjoyed looking at the tropic birds, red footed boobies, and massive 7 foot local birds. For five dollars you can pay to go out to the lighthouse point. Gorgeous views looking back on the bird rookery and on...More

Thank Hollybb
Reviewed 6 days ago

They are open 10-4 so we arrived at 3:30 one afternoon after the beach to check it out. The 1/2 hour was plenty of time to see everything. Got some great pictures, saw some beautiful animals (dolphins, birds, etc). Kids under 15 are free, adults...More

Thank Laurat33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this is opposite side of the point where the sun sets, this made for some beautiful views at sunset.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for the view, unfortunately the park was closed. Still a great stop and view of the ocean! would visit again during park opening hours!

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wildlife refuge is on a gorgeous point in the ocean with protected frigate birds, tropicbirds, Hawaiian nenes and others in abundance. The lighthouse is an added bonus. Be sure to sign up for a tour when you first arrive since they fill fast and...More

Thank luvt0teach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great stop. We loved watching the nesting birds in the cliffs asnd we got some excellent pictures of birds in flight near the lighthouse. Would have probably given it a 5 if we had gone on a day they were open but...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lighthouse has been beautifully restored, and we enjoyed the tour--it's great that people are allowed to see the inside of it and hear about its history. The lighthouse itself is on a high bluff and therefore isn't all that tall. The views from the...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expect to see Wedge-Tailed Shearwaters, Laysan Albatrosses, Red and White-tailed Tropic Birds, Great Frigatebirds, and (on the way in) Ne-Ne. If you're a serious photographer, bring a zoom lens that goes up to at least 300mm if possible.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went 3 times before the gate was ever open and then it was within 30 minutes of closing ... bird Life is incredible but $5 fee to walk on grounds seems high when most parks on island are more spectacular and free to walk in...More

Thank Richard1901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the lighthouse, but it is closed on Mondays. So, looked around the refuge as much as I could see and took pictures of the many birds and the beauties therein.

Thank gretchenp240
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When is it open?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Oscar_Retriever | Reviewed this property |
Let me change that answer. That is for the Kilauea Lighthouse. The wildlife refuge isn't really a place you go into. It defines an area around the lighthouse. So it is always open to the birds, and you can come anytime... More
Aloha !!! My husband & I are coming to Kauai in two weeks (April 2017). Are we able to purchase the Senior National Parks pass at your office - do you currently have them in stock ?? Mahalo :-)
12 April 2017|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely buy one here.
does my husbands national senior pass get us in for free
20 May 2015|
Response from Peter H |
Sure does. I actually bought my pass there when I turned 61.