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Feeling the heat in Hawaii

Close to Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii, you can watch lava from the Pu’u O’o crater as it meets the ocean. It’s a 1-2 hour hike over rugged terrain from the Hawaii County viewing area before you reach these active pahoehoe lava flows. Due to the dangers of the hike, you should not attempt this without a guide unless you are experienced. For those who don’t fancy the hike, a lava boat tour is available – a 2.5 hour narrated coastline journey around the south-east side of the Big Island of Hawaii.
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At the time of writing, there are actually no points of ocean entry, but this can change. See this page on the National Park Service website for the latest information.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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