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Jaw dropping

There are few places on earth you will ever visit that look like this. It is truly unbelievable. To just imagine how much lava has flowed over time to create this landscape is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are few places on earth you will ever visit that look like this. It is truly unbelievable. To just imagine how much lava has flowed over time to create this landscape is mind boggling. Take the road all the way to the end (45 min) to see the sea arch, and to get as close as you can drive... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this would be a relatively quick drive in, drive out, make a couple of quick stops scenic drive, but we ended up spending about 4 hours driving to the coast and back and marveling at all the different lava fields and formations. The sea arch at the end was a bonus we'd forgotten about. Take food and beverage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here twice before and always go to the park and do this drive. This time we downloaded an app called Shaka Hawaii. You do not need cell service or your data plan it works based on your phones GPS. It begins in Hilo and takes you all the way to the end of the road. It gives you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great drive with some amazing views. All we did was drive down and back + getting out for some of the viewpoints. Highly recommended.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Probably one of our most favorite things....it looks like a foreign land...but beautiful. The wind was crazy at times and the weather changes super fast...from hot and sunny rainy. We did several hikes along the way and luckily, at the bottom, beside the ranger station, there was a little snack shop. it was crowded parking at the bottom but worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is best done using a tour company with a knowledgeable guide, our guide was fantastic and I recommend Hawaii Forest and trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was an amazing drive to see the power of lava and what it is able to do...and that man is not and can not be in control. It was a great place for photos, too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great up close views of lava flows. You can drive through the old lava flows and get great views of the ocean and where the old lava mets the ocean. It is a 8 mile return hike to see the new lava flow.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

When you drive on Chain of Craters road, you'll be able to stop at different spots and hiking trails, or attractions, like Kilauea Iki trail (must do!), Thurston Lava tube, a few former lava flow overlooking spot and a beautiful scenic drive. Be prepared, this drive is about 68 miles round trip from visitor center to the End of Road... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

we drove until the end of the road. from there , you need to walk two hours until you come to the area where the lava flow. it is amazing to see the lava. you can go close to the lava. these is one a life time. don't miss it

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