Thurston Lava Tube

Address: Crater Rim Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778, USA

Latitude: 19.4178280

Longitude: -155.2437258

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time

Categories: Activities

Tags: Outdoors, Family


We have guests from all over the world visit us regularly, and Thurston Lava Tube is one the favorite places people love to visit. It is a lava tube you can walk through. Long ago, in a Kilauea eruption, lava flowed there. The top crusted over, and lava continued to flow within the tube formed by the hardened lava. Eventually the flow slowed and ceased, abruptly enough that the lava flowed on through, leaving a long cave like tube. You literally walk through it. It is lit, and wet and drippy, without a creepy closed in feeling. If you want to be more of a spelunker, bring flashlights and walk into the unlit section.

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