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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 22 September 2017

Make sure you have good walking shoes, its damp and the rocks are slippery. you go down about 15 steep steps and then it's rocks. Vey cool, literally, about 10-15 degrees cooler than up above. Very cool, as in neat, great place to walk around...More

Thank dad414
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I spent a while exploring the caves on recent trip. Went to the left side first at the recommendation of other reviewers, also did the right tunnel as well. Definitely a place that you can spend many hours exploring. Just make sure you...More

1  Thank George W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for a cave experience. It is free and uncrowded. It looks just like every tropical cave you have seen in movies. It is deep and easy to explore with only a little scrambling. It is the complete opposite of the...More

3  Thank fufyfhhfhf
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped here after we had time to kill and found it on Trip Advisor. What a wonderful find. I am an overweight, 53 year old lady with teenage boys. I got down the stairs no problem and hung out in the front of the...More

1  Thank cbrand2017
Reviewed 15 August 2017

this cave park contains two caves with very easy access from the provided parking lot. good openings with well kept steps down to entries. but a flash light for each person is a must if you want to investigate further than the entries. very dark

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 14 July 2017

After reading about Kaumana Caves on TripAdvisor we decided to stop there on our way to Hilo. We purchased head lamps at Walmart and made sure we had on good hiking shoes and brought water. Our kids (aged 4 and 6), loved this adventure and...More

3  Thank SofiaLeRed619
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Nicholas fantini, 16 yr old , Italy. I heard about the caves once me and my mother stepped on the island, just a name, nothing in particular. But after visiting the Thurston caves and left completely unimpressed we decided to give a look at the...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enter prepared to go caving (i.e. spelunking). As everyone says: lights, real shoes, water. You don't need gloves but will appreciate them, as the lava is sharp. We initially wore long sleeves and pants, but changed before entering the second cave. If you go deeper...More

2  Thank Sean C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This cave is not the easiest place to access but if you can make it then it is a neat place to check out!

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Quick stop on our way to Hilo. You're able to explore the cave as you wish. Bring headlamps. It truly is so dark that you don't know if your eyes are open or closed. We hiked a ways back and then turned off the lights....More

1  Thank SweetMamaofTwo
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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.