Volcanoes National Park Hawaii GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App


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Volcanoes National Park GyPSy Guide Tour

The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™

GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives.  Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.

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Stories, local tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.

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All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.

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Volcanoes National Park Hawaii GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App

Volcanoes National Park


The most popular day trip to do on the Big Island. It's a must-do for any first time visitor. Starting in the resort areas of Kona, Kohala or Hilo, we'll make some "not to be missed" stops before exploring Volcanoes National Park thoroughly.

150+ Audio Points
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Driving from the Resort Areas of Kona and Kohala, or from Hilo, for a day trip to Volcanoes National Park is the most popular day trip to do on the Big Island. Its a must-do for any first time visitor, and because the park is constantly changing many visitors will go to the Park every time they visit the Big Island.

From the Kona side, its a full day so an early start is recommended. Our tour drives us directly to the Park with only a few sightseeing stops along the way so we can maximize our time at the park, but we couldn’t drive past a black sand beach without just a quick look.

Once inside the Park, the tour will lead you to the best locations, and help you not waste time at the less important locations. The Park is large and ranges from the Halema’uma’u Crater, venting steam and gases at 4000 feet, down to the Holei Arch, a beautiful sea arch on some of the newest coastline on the planet. We’ll see green natural forest surround by barren lava flows.

Halemaumau CraterKilauea Iki Volcano CraterLava TubeThurston Lava TubePunaluu Black Sand BeachVolcanoes National Park Big Island, HawaiiHolei Sea Arch, Volcanoes National Park


This tour designed for those who plan to drive to Volcanoes National Park only.  If you plan to do more sightseeing and drive touring around the Big Island, the the full Big Island, Hawaii tour is recommended as best value.

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Jaggar Museum at Kilauea Viewpoint

Chain of Craters Road

Volcanoes National Park*

Kilauea Iki and Thurston Lava Tube

Holei Sea Arch


 Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.



Where does the tour start?

From Kona-Kailua, join highway 11 and drive southbound. You can join anywhere along the route.

From the Kohala Coast – resort areas north of the airport, join Highway 19 and drive south – this will become highway 11.

From Hilo, Join Highway 11, the Mamalahoa Highway driving south. The first commentary will play when you cross the intersection with Airport Road.

Where can I see lava?

Check out What’s Going On With The Volcano – images, videos and webcams. Current Conditions Courtesy USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


Things can change very quickly with lava flows. There is no guarantee you will be able to see hot lava and officials will close access to areas that are considered unsafe. It’s always a great idea to ask the staff at the info center at Volcanoes National Park about the most up to date information on where you might see lava.

What should I bring?

Its important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.

The Big Island has many areas of exposed lava rock which can make it very hot. Bring water, sunscreen, hat and sturdy shoes if hiking.

Make sure you have lots of memory for your camera or phone – you will take many photos!

Don’t forget your smile and some aloha.

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