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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“lava tube” (58 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (10 reviews)
Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a real cave, and as such, you better bring water and flashlights (note the "s" on the end of that), and you better wear rugged hiking shoes. We did this cave in 1999; since that time, a lot of roots have dropped down...More

4  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

No comparison to the Thurston Lava Tube that most tourists visit, this is MUCH BETTER!! You need to bring flashlights (I recommend headlamps), wear athletic shoes, and if you want to go deeper long pants and long-sleeve shirt. There are actually two entrances at the...More

3  Thank Todd S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is one of those extraordinary geological experiences for which many people travel far. But if you're staying in the Hilo area it's only half an hour, after which magic awaits you. Hiking poles, good shoes, and a headlamp (and no claustrophobia) all musts.

2  Thank LSBPHD
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip. You can explore these caves for a long time or just a little depending on what you're looking for. We spent maybe an hour poking around before we left. You could easily spend a half day...More

5  Thank WorldD_TRaveler789
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of graffiti further inside. The opening is really cool with grasses, vines, and roots Bring your flashlight and explore on your own. Standing and crouching required

1  Thank Josh W
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...More

3  Thank Aleks R
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 17 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
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Hi just wondering if the Sulfur smell in strong there as my friend has asthma. Thanks
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.
Is there an entrance or parking fee?
26 January 2015|
Response from ChrisinPuna | Reviewed this property |
Good news. Plenty of free parking and no entrance fee. Bathrooms, picnic tables, and very safe environment, especially for the kids. If you are traveling from Kona on Saddle Road, it is right off that road, just outside... More