See a Vintage Lighthouse

Essential KauaiKauai

KĪLAUEA POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE is a regular stop on the flight path of the largest colony of seabirds on the main Hawaiian Islands. Every day, hundreds of birds come and go from the nooks and crannies of the refuge’s cliff s and hillsides.

Though eight species of birds nest on the refuge, the main attraction is a 100-year-old lighthouse.

Located on the northernmost point of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, the lighthouse was constructed out of necessity to serve as a landfall light for merchant ships sailing from Asia.

The wildlife refuge is one of the busiest in the nation, currently ranking among the top five in annual visitation. Watch for the sign as you turn off Kūhiō Highway into Kīlauea Town. Kīlauea Point is at the end of the road.

booked online through The entrance fee is $10 for adults (16 years and older) plus a $1 reservation fee. For more information, call 808-828- 0384, or visit

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