Area Information

At an elevation of 4,000 feet in the vibrant rain forest, our accommodations are a refreshing change from the arid Hawaiian coastal areas. Explore the awesome Kilauea Volcano, walk through magnificent lava tubes, and hike numerous rainforest trails in the majestic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Feast your eyes on exotic endemic birds that live in our area. Shop locally for gifts and groceries in the Village and cook your own meals in your kitchen, or dine out in one of the fine Volcano Village restaurants. Relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy nature from the comfort of your very own "home away from home."

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has some of the best sight seeing on Hawaii's Big Island. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet.

Clothing and Equipment

To enjoy your National Park and its neighboring village, we suggest you wear light layered clothing, a jacket, and good walking shoes. Have available rain gear, hat water, sunscreen, and a flashlight.

Elevation and Temperature:

Elevation about 4000’ (1232 m).  Daily average temperature high 72 degrees F. - low 52 degrees F. Seasonal change 4-8 degrees F. The Volcano summit area is usually 15 degrees F. cooler than sea level.


Village rainfall varies between 100” and 125” yearly.  Park Headquarters and the Volcano Golf & Country Club area have less rainfall. Rain stored in catchment tanks is primary source of domestic water. Anuhea is the name of the Volcano’s upland forest fragrance.

Hawaiian Cultural, Volcano and park Information

Mauna Kea Summit Tours

  • Adventure in Hawaii 8 hour tour and includes dinner, transportation to the summit, hooded parkas and warm gloves and hot beverages.
  • Mauna Kea Observatory Tours Tour comes with boxed dinner, hot tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, cookies, telescope stargazing, jackets and gloves.
  • Mauna Kea tours Tour comes with arctic style hooded parkas and gloves, meals and telescopes stargazing.

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