Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, found on Kaua‘i’s northwest coast, is an unforgettably beautiful destination on the island and a must-see.
Established to preserve seabird colonies, the refuge is home to sweeping views and is one of the few locations to see the red-footed booby, Laysan albatross, and wedge-tailed shearwater in their natural habitat, as well as other island wildlife like the Hawaiian monk seal, green sea turtle, and humpback whale.
The refuge’s most iconic attraction, the Kīlauea Lighthouse (built in 1913), is perched on Land’s End, towering over the sheer ocean cliffs and grassy slopes of a dormant volcano, offering breathtaking views and photo opportunities not to be missed.
Protected birds and local wildlife
"Beautiful" — 03/19/2018
You need to see this site.
"Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge" — 03/15/2018
"Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge"
We highly recommend this as a stop on your vacation! We saw many beautiful birds and whales, including the albatross who were nesting nearby.
"Light Tower" — 03/15/2018
"A Must Visit on the North Shore" — 03/09/2018
"A Must Visit on the North Shore"
I highly recommend a visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse when you Visit the North Shore. The views of the ocean and shoreline, the adjacent island and all of the marvelous seabirds are simply breathtaking. In season, you can even watch whales migrating. Awesome.
"Best Bird Watching" — 02/12/2018
"Best Bird Watching"
I would like to recommend that everyone visit. The lighthouse is a historic site, and if you collect National Park stamps, remember to bring your passbook! There are frigate birds, boobies, and nesting Laysan Albatross. And you can get up close and personal with Nene, the endangered Hawaiian Goose, which are thriving at the refuge.