During our 1st ever visit to the Island of Hawaii (which was on a Hawaii Cruise of course :-)) we visited the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site…
…the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a big highlight for many…
…when visiting the Island of Hawaii… aka “The Big Island”.
The Big Island is home to the two most active volcanoes in the world (Mauna Loa which is the largest in the world &
Kilauea) it’s a pretty fascinating place!
Due to the constant activity of these volcanoes, the landscape at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and on the island of Hawaii is constantly changing… now that’s different then most places we’ve ever visited. 🙂
When we first visited the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during our Hawaii Cruise on Norwegian Cruiseline’s “Pride of America” Ship, we remember it being so amazing, walking on Lava for the first time, seeing the volcanic flumes coming up from the ground and the steam that the hot molten lava creates as it hits the cool ocean water…
…all of a sudden you realize that they just weren’t making this stuff up in science class! 🙂
As we drove around the crater of the Volcano, we got to walk through Gigantic Lava tubes that are formed as the lava flows through the earth plus later we were lucky enough to see the red hot Lava flowing (where that happens changes all the time) as we were sailing away from Hawaii on our Cruise Ship at night…
…pretty cool experience to say the least!
If you have been to the Island of Hawaii before and saw Lava flow from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, let us know about it by commenting below and telling us about your experience.
Visit our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Hawaii Cruise photo gallery to see all of our pics while here.
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Nancy & Shawn
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