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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Small Group
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Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour
Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Huntington Beach, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a quick and easy stop if you are going to nearby Pe'epe'e Falls and Boiling Pots. It was drizzling the day we went and holding onto an umbrella is a little cumbersome going up/ & down the steep stairs at the entrance. Also, the footing on climb down to the caves, over the rocks, can be a bit... More 

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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We accidentally stumbled upon the caves during our drive from Rainbow Falls to the Kona side of the island. The caves are fairly close to Rainbow Falls. We did not have flashlights or proper hiking shoes, but the stop was still worth it. The vegetation at the opening of the cave is quite interesting. We climbed down and went into... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went here a few months ago with my friends while driving from Kona to Hilo. Stopped here and didn't expect much because it wasn't very crowded. FLASHLIGHTS are a MUST. It's an unforgettable journey going into the cave and the rush and excitement is unreal.... MUST go here if you are in Kona!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

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Trufant, Michigan, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were able only to explore the opening of the caves as we didn't have a light. They are amazing with the openings being overgrown with vegetation.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The cave goes for miles if you can find the entrance. When it ends, there is a trail that isn't for the faint-of-heart that returns back to the parking lot.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I've never been in a Cave before so I don't have anything to compare it to but this one was pretty interesting. We went there with a Cruise excursion and they wouldn't let us go to far into it, but it was pretty cool. I wish I would have been able to explore a little more with my hubby on... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed exploring this lava tube and loved seeing all the different types of plants and animals that live in and near it. No jacket required, but bring flashlights and clothes you don't mind getting a bit roughed up.

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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a lava tube that carried hot lava from Mauna Kea to the ocean. Descend a ladder into the crevasse and see for yourself what a lava tube looks like. As noted, you will need a flashlight and sturdy shoes to do the climbing and hiking. This is a must!. Great experience for the kids and easy to find.... More 

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Orange County, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Kaumana Caves is just a short drive from the downtown area of Hilo. Just past some residential areas and at a wide spot in the road you will find a small parking area and a sign to the cave entrance. Someone said it before, but be mindful crossing the road from the parking lot to the cave entrance as there... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Definitely worth going in! Powerful flashlight is a must and no flip flops. The cave was totally dry when I visited though it had rained the night before. The "rocks" are sharp so definitely watch where you put your hands and also watch your head when going through small pathways.

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