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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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US$ 590.00*
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“two step” (94 reviews)
1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit of this historical park. You can also see beautiful sea life nearby since the park is right next to the water. You will be glad that you pay it a visit.

Thank crowleyl_13
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must go visit for anyone who wants to dabble in a bit of Hawaiian lore and history. Beautiful waters surround the park, and very close to one of the best snorkeling spots in the area.

Thank NHRobbins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're into cultural history Pu'uhonua is worth an hour of your time. The grounds are gorgeous and it's exciting to envision what life might have been like for the ancient priests and chiefs of Hawaii.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour and a half visiting and heard a ranger led talk which was great. A nice park with good descriptions and worth the time especially if you have a pass.

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went snorkeling next door and then went through this Historical park. We paid the $5 to park and enjoyed 2 great things! It was a pretty neat self tour and each kid read off the brochure at the 16 walking tour spots.

Thank Hester S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the $5 per car admission. Ranger talk is good. Beautiful scenery with Windy road to get there.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get the annual pass from the ranger station and this covers the fee to Volcano's park, Haleakala on Maui, and Pu'uhonua. Bring your snorkel gear. You cannot snorkel here, but a short walk to Two-step provides some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island....More

Thank Bradzon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting place. While not super exciting, we really enjoyed the stories told on the free cell phone self guided tour. It painted a picture and brought the grounds alive. After exploring we headed over to the beach next door for some...More

Thank SweetMamaofTwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to visiting this sacred location, I had coincidently read about the site's function and role in Hawai'ian society. By doing so, I was able to gain a greater appreciation of its historical and cultural value. A good source can be found at the National...More

1  Thank marenostrum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to which Hawaiians, who had the misfortune of making a kapu, would flee in hopes of achieving sanctuary from certain death. The bones of 23 ancient Hawaiian chiefs were kept in this place, as it was believed that chiefly “mana” (spiritual...More

Thank Nina S
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Stephanie S
How much time do you need to see the sites here?
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
Do we have to purchase a tour?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More
I understand there are wheelchairs
5 January 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
The park does provide big bubble tired wheel chairs designed to safely and effectively wheel across the sand. I am not sure if it is possible to reserve them in advance but the last several times I've been in the park I have... More