Kilauea lighthouse is used to provide light for the ships coming from the east. The lighthouse is originally built in 1913. The light of the Kilauea lighthouse is turned off in 1970. Instead of using a high power light bulb, the local authority replaces it with a low power beacon. At the top of the lighthouse, there is a large lantern that provides the light to guide the ship. Nearby the lighthouse, there is a cistern and fuel oil shed. The lighthouse is visited by over 500,000 people ever year. When visiting the place, be sure to bring along a digital camera so that you can capture the scenery.

Kilauea lighthouse is located nearby to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. The Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was built in 1985 because of the transfer of the Kilauea Lighthouse to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The wildlife refuge is the breeding grown for the nene sea bird. You can visit the Kilauea Point to view all kinds of sea birds such as Laysan albatross, shearwater and etc. Besides, you can observe all kinds of marine lives such green turtles, humpback whales and etc. The frigate bird is a protected bird in the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

If you want to reach the Kilauea lighthouse, you can travel on the Highway 56. When traveling on the Highway 56, you can turn into the Kilauea Road. There are lots of parking spaces nearby to the visitor center. The trail that leads to the Kilauea lighthouse is easy so there should be no problem in hiking it.

From the Kilauea Lighthouse, you can view the Crater Hill. The Crater Hill is about 568 foot tall.  The crater hill offers clear view of the scenery on the North Shore. There are many seabird nests in the Crater Hill. You can follow the guided tour organized by Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge to explore the Crater Hill. The hike to the Crater Hill will take approximately 2 hours. Each hike can only be participated by 15 people. The guided tour will leave at about 10:30 a.m.

The Moku'ae'ae Islet can be seen from the Kilauea Lighthouse as well. The islet is home to more than 20 types of sea birds. In the Hawaiian language The Moku'ae'ae Islet is great for people who want to watch the seabirds. You can also observe the Hawaiian monk seals from the Moku'ae'ae Islet.