Hana Lava Tubes
Hana Lava Tubes
Haleakala / Hanaview website
205 Ulaino Rd
Hana, HI 96713
Hana Lava Tubes Description
Kids who love volcanoes will get a kick out of exploring one of the world's largest lava tubes. You'll use bright flashlights and handrails to find your way among the stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone, with plenty of interpretive signs to describe what you're seeing. With a constant temperature of about 60 degrees, and no sign of mosquitoes or bats, it's comfortable and fun. Participants should have good vision and be steady on their feet for this walk. Afterward, share a picnic and wander through the Red Ti Botanical Garden Maze.
Babies: Carry your baby in a frontpack and wander through the gorgeous Red Ti Botanical Garden Maze while the others go spelunking.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Younger children will enjoy the flashlights and exploration, but probably shouldn't go too far into the caves since the ground is uneven.
School-Age Kids: Imaginative kids with a sense of adventure will love walking in lava tubes that are 30,000 years old.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Consider a "Wild Adventure Cave Tour" for older teens who are physically fit. Participants venture at least half a mile into the cave system, with plenty of tight spots to prove their mettle.
- Bring a picnic or snack. Picnic shelters are available.
- Bring bottled water. You might also be glad for a camera, but don't bring much else since you'll also need to hold a flashlight.
- Wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Jeans are better than sweatpants, since they don't snag on jagged lava rock.
Just the Facts
Hours: Self-guided tours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (no reservation needed) Guided tours: Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. (reservations required) Wild Adventure Cave Tour: Fri.-Sat. 1 p.m. (reservations required; participants must be at least 15 years old and physically fit)
Fees: $10 - $20
Recommended Time: Less than 1 hour