Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Local Customs

  • fruit
    fruit
    by kyoub
  • flower offering
    flower offering
    by kyoub
  • wild turkey
    wild turkey
    by kyoub

Most Recent Local Customs in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo

    Hawaii Volcanoes Official Map and Guide.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 30, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Front page of the guide.

    We Dutchies are very famous for the fact that we like things to get for free! LOL. The Hawaii Volcanoes Official Map and Guide is free but also very usefull. We recieved this one at the information centre and were glad to have one.

    We took 2 of them and used one for our Diary of a madman and the other one was for the very useful information and maps. Here is a summary of the information found in the Hawaii Volcanoes Official Map and Guide:

    * Information of facilities, services and programs;
    * Warning about hiking;
    * Detailed map of the region;
    * Climate information;
    * Park Programs;
    * Wildlife information;
    * Places to visit;
    * Et cetera.

    Take your Hawaii Volcanoes Official Map and Guide, because it's very usefull.

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo

    Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes.

    by Jerelis Written Jul 6, 2006

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Offers made for the god Pele at the rim.

    Halema'uma'u is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes. The ancient traditions are honored and practiced here by native Hawaiians. It is not unusual to see offerings to Pele, such as sacred Hawaiian plants, left on the rim of the crater. Please respect this area!

    The Halema'uma'u Crater Overlook is a 10 minute walk from the parking area. From the overlook you look down directly into Pele's home.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • Blatherwick's Profile Photo

    Leave it or be cursed

    by Blatherwick Written Sep 3, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Solidified Lava Flow

    It is said that if any volcanic rock is taken from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (or anywhere in Hawaii) that the person that took it will be cursed until it is returned. The same is true for black sand.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Mez77's Profile Photo

    Canoeing

    by Mez77 Written Apr 27, 2004

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Plenty of the locals were out early in the morning for a spot of paddling. All sorts of people, including men, women and children were setting up for the day when we passed through.

    The beach we were on was covered in black volcanic sand, which was unique.

    Was this review helpful?

  • KiNyA's Profile Photo

    The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum

    by KiNyA Updated Aug 3, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Go in the Jaggar Museusm where you can learn about the different kinds of lava: the a'a, which moves slowly in rough chunks, and the pahoehone, which runs more quickly, giving it a smooth surface. The museum also has displays on the many legends of the volcano, starring Madame Pele, the famous Volcano goddes who, according to Hawaiian myth and legend, tricks and kills unwary men.
    From the same place you can get a stunning lookout to Kilauea's caldera.

    Related to:
    • School Holidays

    Was this review helpful?

  • kyoub's Profile Photo

    Offerings

    by kyoub Written Nov 7, 2007

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    flower offering
    2 more images

    You may see flowers, fruit, or bottles of booze near the craters. What are these things doing here? They are thought to be things that the goddess Pele favored and are offered to her.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

64 travelers online now

Comments

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sightseeing.

View all Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hotels