Lonely Planet Writer

Puna lava flow viewing area open to public

Puna lava flow, Pahoa.
Puna lava flow, Pahoa. Image by The National Guard / CC BY 2.0

After weeks of keeping active areas of the 27 June lava flow off-limits on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Hawaii County Civil Defense announced plans to open a viewing area to the public. Members of the public will be able to view the lava near the Pahoa Transfer Station, with coordinated trips starting as early as Monday. Read more: kitv.com