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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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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed 3 days ago

$5.00 entrance fee if you don't already hold the Hawaii National Park Tri Park Pass. Located not far from Kailua-Kona on the west coast of the Big Island. Not a big area to look at - could possibly be done within an hour. Presentations/demonstrations of...More

Thank jetsettingaussies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the drive to check out the tiki carvings at the park. While a small area, it was incredibly relaxing to wander the grounds. The park was closed for the day, but you could park on the street and walk in. It looks like they...More

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so interesting from the flora and the fauna, it had us in awe...then during sunset...it was darn near magical. Ive been there 3 times...each one different and I can't wait to go back again.

Thank energyphotart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually known as the Place of Refuge - this is where people escaped to if they did something really bad and If they could reach this destination - they would stay until they made atonement for their activity. A lot of lava rock around a...More

Thank geeluv05
Reviewed 1 week ago

A sacred national park. We had a pleasant walk around the park. It is a beautiful site. I had not been here for years. I enjoyed the vistas and the history. Just outside the park is two-step which is a great spot for snorkeling or...More

Thank MTS--1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and historical location. Scenic for photography and also nice walking area. Close to the ocean and great views. We saw few folks snorkelling near by but its not in the park, oitside with local companies.

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful park. Easy access and very well maintained. It is sacred site and is rich in Hawaiian history. There are daily talks and the grounds are easily traversed. Bring your camera because there is a lot to see and photograph. The...More

1  Thank proppup
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we some of the other parks we visited, we stop and listened to the rangers talk about the area. Informative and helped us better understand the history and importance of this place. Many green turtles when we visited. Was hot and we were glad...More

Thank parcapecod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely respite. Great glimpse into native Hawaiian culture. It's a lovely, non-commercial spot on the Island of Hawaii. Well absorbed in an hour.

Thank suburban-countess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history and description of Hawaiian culture. The historical setting is informative. I'm glad my wife and I visited, even if my sister didn't.

Thank TheDude23112
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Stephanie S
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
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
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