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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)
Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was a very cool stop for my boyfriend and I as we explored HIlo. We ran across it as we looked on Maps but were amazed at this little find. The cave goes back about 2 miles, but is pitch black. I'd recommend pants,...More

1  Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is down the street from my house, one part of the cave actually ends on the bottom of my street. take chalk with you and a light so you don't get lost.

2  Thank Whitney W
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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.
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.
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.