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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
+1 808-828-1413
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I come here every time I'm on Kauai to see the lighthouse and bird sanctuary not to mention the sweeping views of the North Shore coastline. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse, restrooms and well stocked gift shop. Seniors...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was going to see the lighthouse and lo and behold, we were on a wildlife refuge. The biggest surprise was that after having made a trip to the Galapagos several years ago, I though red-footed boobies (as versus blue-footed) were rare. At this refuge,...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just down the road with magnificent IRS in all directions, easy to miss. Birds, Lighthouse and more to see. Worth your time. Just do it

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for bird watching. Thousand of them fly around here and the views from the point are amazing.

Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and were glad we did! The views are breathtaking and the birds were so close. The educational centers and shop were well stocked and really helpful. The people working had pieces of interesting information too. It was really hot...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge one day while visiting Kauai and it was a very beautiful stop along the road. It is not a destination in itself but a great place to stop and take photos!

Thank Mery C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lovely old lighthouse and majestic birds soaring on thermals. Well worth the $5 admission.

Thank Wayneaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could watch the seabirds soar in the wind for hours. Nice to see how much the staff care for the well being of the birds.

Thank Kristine E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this spot. The views are gorgeous, and there is an amazing amount of wild life. We saw adolescent frigate birds learning how to master flying - right above our heads. Depending upon time of year, you can see Blue Footed Booby, Albatross, Frigate,...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a beautiful overlook. You can see the coastline, lighthouse and do lots of birdwatching right from the viewing area in the parking area. If you're not too tired and want to walk, the price of admission shouldn't discourage you. It's around $6 a...More

Thank BelleOfMyHeart
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28 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
12 April 2017|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely buy one here.
21 May 2015|
Response from Peter H |
Sure does. I actually bought my pass there when I turned 61.