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Kaumana Caves Park

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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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This is a "must see" on the island. Make sure to bring flashlights (we had 3 headlights and a flashlight) and comfortable clothing. The wonderful thing about these caves was that... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Aleks R
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a "must see" on the island. Make sure to bring flashlights (we had 3 headlights and a flashlight) and comfortable clothing. The wonderful thing about these caves was that it wasn't crowded as most things weren't during our trip and there was a nice picnic area where we ate a bit before heading down the steep steps. It... More 

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3 Thank Aleks R
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This cave is a "must see"! Don't expect any sort of lights or walkways, this cave is nearly in its natural state with the exception of the entrance stairway. The cave can go on for miles; it's a network of collapsed lava tubes. And be sure to bring a head lantern and extra batteries as both hands may be needed... More 

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Northern California
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was considering taking a paid tour of some other caves, but we were so glad we took the time to visit the Kaumana Caves! There was on and off rain all day so we skipped the beach and headed here. A little tricky to find at first because we were the only ones there. The area driving by looks... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

You need sturdy shoes, and bright flashlights. No cell service deep in caves. Awesome adventure, but creepy if not with a group of people. We were there alone. I kept thinking we could be murdered, and no one would know for a while. Or our car might not be there when we finished. Obviously, neither happened. After doing this cave,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stumbled upon this place on the drive from Hilo back to Kona - and what an amazing gem! Hidden off the side of the road and a flight of stairs down into the earth are two caves - at least one very, very deep and apparently leading to a giant network of lava tubes. We only went about 40... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I always take my visitors here, its an easy and cool site, but be sure to take everything out of your car. There are local guys who stake out the parking area across the street and break into cars when people are inside the caves. We have seen guys loitering twice, just watching visitors. Do everyone else a favor and... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited this cave while visiting Hilo. It is conveniently located near the Rainbow Falls minutes from Hilo. It is also free and not too many tourists and is great for cave beginners like me. Make sure you wear shoes with good traction so you won't slip and fall. A flashlight is required if you want to go in deeper... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Out tour director was very informative and we had great weather, would do it again, its not a big lava tube but then it was my first one.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Worth a stop if you're in the area, but the lava tubes at the Volcano National Park is much better. Don't make a special trip just for this.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The caves are neat to see, there is no wheelchair accesibility. There is a huge staircase to walk down to two different caves, its neat to go inside. You need very bright lights (like huge flashlights or spotlights) if you want to venture in father. We didn't and it was kind of creepy getting futher into the cave. There are... More 

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