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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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  • Average8%
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“lava tube” (67 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (12 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"
in 67 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 12 reviews
"head lamp"
in 8 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 11 reviews
"watch your head"
in 5 reviews
"flash light"
in 6 reviews
"knee pads"
in 4 reviews
"water dripping"
in 4 reviews
"cave experience"
in 3 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 3 reviews
"proper footwear"
in 4 reviews
"extra batteries"
in 3 reviews
"sharp lava"
in 4 reviews
"long pants"
in 9 reviews
"hiking boots"
in 8 reviews
"come prepared"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is not a huge attractions with lots to see and do, but it is certainly worth seeing and it costs nothing. The collapsed ceiling of this lava tube provides easy acess to the tunnel. The entrance with its tropical vegetation, its hanging vines and...More

Thank USAtouristcom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves were awesome! Very slippery but a must see! Wear comfortable shoes With tread & bring a flashlight it’s needed!

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome visit. We loved exploring the caves here. Bring a headlamp. They work much better than flashlights so your hands are free to navigate the lava rock. Some areas you may stand upright and some we crawled through. We did not go...More

Thank faenza2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend hiking boots, sneakers or sandals that stay on and have good tread. We went prepared with hiking boots and flashlights which enhanced our experience. There are low spots where one can easily bump one’s head so hold your hand on top of your...More

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wear good shoes and make sure you have a strong flashlight. Then, let the adventure begin. It is a fun place to explore a cave.

Thank 12-14-2015ta-j
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do with our 17-year-old son and were intrigued by the listing for these lava tubes in our guide book. It began raining as we arrived, so we grabbed our headlamps and flashlights, ran across the road from the small...More

4  Thank Don B
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The day we visited the cave, it was raining. We had to take extra caution as we walked down the rugged steep path leading to the cave. Once inside the cave, the only source of light was the natural day light from the entrance. There...More

2  Thank jho137
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This place is great...if you are prepared! Wear sturdy hiking boots or tennis shoes- no sandals or flip flops! You’ve got to have a headlamp or at least a real flashlight to go. Your phone won’t cut it! I’d recommend going to the left once...More

3  Thank Rebekah C
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a little cave you can walk through with even ground, lighting throughout, and rangers nearby, don't go here. But, if you're not scared of the dark, crawling over boulders, being away from crowds of tourists, this is the place to...More

1  Thank mrsvleek
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

No frills, slippery when wet but a great activity for older kids. As others have noted, flashlights stronger than iPhone are a must. Don’t need to walk in far to get a good glimpse of the lava tube

1  Thank skatermom59
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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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