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Kaumana Caves Park: Tours & Tickets

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Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Hilo after visiting Volcano National Park which was amazing but the lava tubes were closed while they continue to evaluate the safety of the park. We found this small park and these amazing lava tubes on our way out of town. Well...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sailcox1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were sad we didn’t get to see a lava tube at evolcano national park so we went here instead. There were only 2 other small groups visiting when we got there. We had two small flashlights and our phones. Definitely could’ve used stronger flashlights...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kiyomi34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lava tubes in Volcano National Park were close so we were looking for another cave experience and stumbled onto this state park. We nearly drove by since there's no big signs, just restrooms and stairs down to the cave. A good headlight is necessary....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank leetempkin
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Kaumana Caves is less travelled but filled with loads of fun and excitement. It’s just right outside of Hilo. When you get there and see the monument sign, there’s a little parking clu-de-sac right across the street for probably about 5-8 cars. There’s a public...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 22 August 2019

This place was unplanned, and all of a sudden we saw the signs and pulled over. It is not scary, though you need a flashlight (on your phone). Very quick trip in to both the caves (both left and right) and it won't take more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shrirambo
Reviewed 25 July 2019

I went with my family- kids 14 and 12. We poked around during the peak eruption of 2018. I kept thinking an earthquake would connect some old lava tubes and reflood our tube with new stuff!. However, of course, that didn't happen. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

FLASHLIGHTS are a must. Head mounted lights are best. Hiking type (closed toe) shoes strongly encouraged. Rocks can be slippery. Rocks are sharp in most areas. At times the caverns have low ceilings it is easy to bump your head on sharp edges in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Sonia V
Reviewed 15 July 2019

Great free access. It was raining that day. We went pretty far back on the left side and got to the point where the air started to smell a little; there is a lot of white stuff on the walls that I can only assume...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank lasvegasbonbon
Reviewed 4 July 2019

My idea of "park" did not match up with what we found when we got to Kaumana. If you go, bring your own flashlight and make sure to wear hiking shoes.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank travelingmomandboys
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Tunnels formed by lava flows, very unique experience. You are supposed to enter and exit from the same spot, however we went all the way to the end and found another exit, that leads you to the middle of vegetation. Was a little tough to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Debbie T
4 November 2017|
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Response from 516GeorgeW | 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 JoshW768 | 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.