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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 329-6881
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Ranked #9 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: almost unknown it has a visitor center and great turtle watching along with hawaiian fish ponds   use your golden eagle pass . Has many remote beaches more »
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Roseville, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Breath taking views. Nearby hiking trails for novice or experienced hikers. Awesome photo opportunities!

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Agoura Hills, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Everyone seems to know about Volcano National Park, but ask locals and tourists alike about Kaloko-Honokohau National Park and, even if you pronounce it correctly you're likely to get get blank stares. Nestled between Honokohau Marina and the the Kona airport this small National Park is an absolute must see. The visitor center is located right of of 19/11 with... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just returned from this beautiful place, we only went to end closest to Kona, just three miles from town, take turn to boat harbour and follow road around to right. Plenty of parking in boat car parking. Short walk, 5minutes to beach. Only 3 other couples on beach when we arrived. Not suitable for surfing as fairly shallow, good for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is one out of the books. It's paradise on earth. A very positive thing is that it is not crowded. You can walk all by yourself without bumping into a living soul. That is also the reason why you can enjoy the fauna and flora. Birds and turtles populate the beach.

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New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to plenty of National Parks in my life. Kaloko-Honokohau National Park is just wonderful. Take your time and really look at all this park has to offer. Take a tour with a guide who can point out the many plants, animals, fish, and beaches this unique place has to offer. Don't miss it!

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

All national Park sites are excellent as was this one, with helpful staff and great, well maintained properties.

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Ohio
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75 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There are three national historical sites on the west coast of the Big Island, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, Kaloko-Honokohau, and Pu'ukohola Heiau. Kaloko-Honokohau National Park is between the other two and was the hottest. There's a small visitor center and a trail down to the ocean, passing by a small loop of petroglyphs. Once at the ocean, if you head north,... More

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Palo Alto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went there to complete the Junior Ranger Program, and this was the least impressive of the 5 National parks on the Big Island. The fish ponds have pretty much degraded into a regular looking pond, and we discovered this after a long walk along rocks and then sandy beach to find the pond. We did see a few sea... More

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Lusby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While driving down to Kona from Hilo we saw the National Park sign and decided to stop because we have one of the Passports were we get the stamps. The building seemed pretty new and a Ranged meet us immediately. He was very nice and after giving us a a brief history lesson, he told us about the beach with... More

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is such a fun little gem of a place! The trail in from the harbor takes you right to the beach where there are swimming and sunning turtles. The water is warm and easy to get in. There are fun black crabs on the exposed black rocks at low tide. There is a pit toilet that is really clean... More

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