Royal Gardens lava helicopter tour moves forward on permit


ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: A helicopter tour company is continuing with the environmental approval process in order to land in the Royal Gardens¬†subdivision¬†– or what’s left of it – when conducting lava tours. This, despite the fact that the proposed landing area has already been covered with lava since the process began. When Paradise Helicopters submitted […]

Draft EA for Lava Jack’s helicopter landing in Royal Gardens


Area has been used in the past, but requires Special Permit ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: The draft environmental assessment for the helicopter landing at Jack Thompson’s property in the otherwise abandoned and lava ravaged Royal Gardens subdivision is now online. Although helicopters have landed there in the past, the Hawaii County Planning Department is now requiring […]

VIDEO: Hawaii volcano Lava House news, ocean entry on eclipse


By David Corrigan and Stephanie Salazar [Video courtesy Lava Ocean Adventures and Ken Haller] ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: With the latest lava flow through the Royal Gardens, all eyes are once again on the subdivision’s last remaining resident. Jack Thompson operates the Lava House bed and breakfast from his home, which somehow still stands while the […]

VIDEO: Amazing footage of lava burning Royal Gardens, Hawaii


By David Corrigan, Leigh Hilbert, and Stephanie Salazar [Video by Liegh Hilbert, Hawaiian Lava Daily and Bo Lozoff, Lava Lover Bo] ROYAL GARDENS, Hawaii: Rushing lava from the East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano has returned to the Royal Gardens subdivision, and already the intrepid lava lovers are making the dangerous hike to witness the […]

VIDEO: Lava breakout burns road in Royal Gardens

VIDEO courtesy “Volcanochaser” This video, first posted on YouTube, shows lava coming down Alii Street on the northwest corner of the Royal Gardens subdivision. The US Geological Survey reports that surface flows from the Thanksgiving Eve Breakout vent in Kilauea Volcano have been burning forests around the abandoned subdivision this week. Aside from the activity […]

VIDEO SERIES: The changing Kilauea volcano

September 23, 2008 – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Video by David Corrigan Big Island Video News presents a special video series explaining recent changes at the active Kilauea volcano. The videos document the slide show presentation of geologist Matt Patrick during the September 23rd “After Dark in the Park” event, featuring the work of […]