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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“lava tube” (65 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (11 reviews)
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Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"bring a flashlight"
in 17 reviews
"lava tube"
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"sturdy shoes"
in 11 reviews
"steep steps"
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"flash light"
in 6 reviews
"proper footwear"
in 4 reviews
"knee pads"
in 4 reviews
"cave experience"
in 3 reviews
"bring strong"
in 3 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 3 reviews
"extra batteries"
in 3 reviews
"sharp lava"
in 4 reviews
"water dripping"
in 3 reviews
"low ceilings"
in 3 reviews
"total darkness"
in 3 reviews
"long pants"
in 8 reviews
"at your own risk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring a light though. Of course, uneven, wet footing, and once you go in a little ways it's hard to see. Bring a nice light, not that you'll get lost, but to help see the footing.

Thank agolddog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, the cave itself was as people have said: very dark, very difficult to get your footing. We also had someone stumble and get a little banged up. Even if it were bright light, the rocks would be treacherous; with no light, it's practically assured...More

Thank floridalibn
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Down a steep set of steps there are two cave entrances, one to the left and one to the right. Both require a flashlight (or two) and no fear of small and dark places! We only ventured in a little way as it is pitch...More

1  Thank TheGupsters
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Was ok and interesting to see. Definitely need sturdy shoes and a torch as no lights and slippery surfaces

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Highly recommend stopping here even if just to go down and walk a few feet in. My teenagers really enjoyed this. Make sure to wear good shoes and bring headlamps or flashlights.

1  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Don't waste your time with the Thurston Lava Tube. This is the real deal in all of its natural glory. There are no lights other than what you have on hand. Bring a flashlight, headlamp, gloves, and shoes with good grip - long pants recommended...More

2  Thank S J
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Right off the road you can visit fascinating caves that start out with big, open areas for those of us reluctant to climb into small spaces...my review is NOT for the entire cave, but just the 'start' where we saw the beauty and carvings on...More

1  Thank arielmc
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Bring flashlights/headlamps. Total darkness. Wear good shoes kinda slippery. Way better than the lava tubes in the park. I was too scared (total darkness) to go to far -lol. But loved we got to see them. The kids (teens) enjoyed scaring me. Maybe next time...More

1  Thank Jacklyn R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Kaumana Cave Park is a fun and free stop to explore while in Hilo. There are two caves to explore, make sure you bring your own flashlight since it is completely pitch black and cell phone flashlights are just not bright enough.

1  Thank Danielsj6
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This was a cool stop at the end of our day in Hilo. Your on your own here. Bring flashlights. We only went in a little ways because we didn’t have flashlights or time. We used the lights on our phones which is ok for...More

1  Thank scp427
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Debbie T
4 November 2017|
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Response from George W | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there are any busses that run there specifically. You might be able to find a city bus that passes close by or like others have said uber/lyft.
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Janet B
29 June 2017|
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Response from Josh W | Reviewed this property |
I personally only spent a half hour as well.
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Vanstays
31 January 2016|
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Response from WaOz1 | Reviewed this property |
No Sulfur smell. Very humid. My husband has asthma and he did great in the tubes. He did admit that the further back he went, he really could feel the "thick" air, but he had no adverse effects.
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