At nearly 4,000 feet, Volcano Village is much cooler and rainier than the coastal areas, so pack warmly.
Summer day temperatures average 75 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures hover around 65 degrees. Of
course, with all the rain, over 150 inches per year, the temperatures can drop, and often does, considerably lower at
times. Most people here treasure their fireplaces. Fog and mist roll in most afternoons and evenings; these are
quintessential Volcano scenarios. Volcano Village is kind of like a cross between an alpine village and Scotland.
An abundance of flowers, ferns, and rare birds make this paradise.
Like hydrangeas? This is hydrangea heaven during spring and summer. Never will you have seen such huge
This is also probably the safest village in the world; you can walk the unlit streets and lanes at night without a care.
Don’t even worry about Kilauea erupting; since we’re upslope of the crater, we’re safer than most other areas of the
Island. Five hundred years ago, this area was covered with extensive lava flows, but since then, the summit has
reshaped itself and flows occur on the southern flank of the Volcano, away from the Village.
Sound confident, don’t I?
|Volcano Village Hawaii!
|Ah! Lovely, storybook pretty Volcano Village! An old hamlet of winding, wooded lanes and
beguiling cottages right outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, just two miles as the crow flies
from the steaming caldera of Kilauea Volcano and in the heart of the Kilauea rainforest, replete with
its rare songbirds and exotic plants. A perfect place to live! At least, that’s what all of us who live
here think! And if you can't live here, the next best thing is a visit!
You will want to order
The Insider's Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park, The Best Things to See and Do at
Kilauea Volcano, including Volcano Village
by local guide, writer, and artist Uldra Johnson.
A must have if you are planning to visit Volcano
Village and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!
|You may order The Insider's Guide
as an easy digital download
directly from Amazon.com for only $4.99
or in paper back at $8.99.
Just click the links to take you there.
|This is the guidebook you need if you want to go to the most
beautiful places and experience the best that Kilauea Volcano has
to offer. Still-steaming calderas, congealed lava wastelands, dreamy
woodlands, a secret lava tube cave, exhilarating, inspiring treks
through delicate, emerald rainforests...it's all here! And much,
Experience the evolutionary splendor of the forces of nature, the
dual elements of destruction and creation in the land of the world’s
most active volcano. Written by a professional Kilauea guide,
photographer and naturalist who calls Kilauea home and loves to
share its magic, it takes you on gentle-on-the-soul, easy-on-the-
bones nature excursions as well as hale and hearty treks for
You’ll visit Ainahou Ranch, Chain of Craters, Devastation Trail
and Desolation Peak, Holei Sea Arch, Ka’u Desert Footprints,
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park), Namakani Paio (Place of the
Conflicting Winds), and the unbelievable Place of the Guardians
(Pele’s Playground). Other incredible sights include Pu’u Huluhulu
(Shaggy Hill), Pua Po’o (Cock’s Comb Cave, Wild Cave), Steaming
Bluff, Sulfur Banks, Sandalwood Trail, The Enchanted Forest, and
Tree Molds. These are only some of the places you’ll love exploring!
A helpful guide to the best of Volcano Village, the storybook pretty
hamlet just outside of the Park, and the place where you will want
to stay during your visit to Kilauea, is included.
This is the Kilauea guide for both families on vacation and
You won't be able to wait to get there!
And to whet your appetite,
enjoy perusing the photos below of the
Volcano Village and Kilauea area.
A hui hou!
(Until we meet again!)
Volcano Village Hawaii
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