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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“lava tube” (64 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (10 reviews)
Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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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...More

1  Thank Swordsman73
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...More

1  Thank Amanda W
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...More

2  Thank oahusquid x
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...More

1  Thank Dylan H
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....More

2  Thank traveling_monster_me
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...More

1  Thank peter t
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.

1  Thank Rhondajoj
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.

1  Thank Terri S
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....More

1  Thank DaniP245
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We didn't get to venture too far into this lava tube as we didn't have adequate lighting to make our way, but hopefully next time we visit we'll be ready. This is an easily accessible and free park to check out. The parking is across...More

1  Thank Ana P
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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.