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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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Ranked #5 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Cultural
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Type: National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We got here right as the park opened & it's a good thing because it heats up quickly. After a 15min walk to beach (wear sturdy shoes) we snorkeled & explored for next 2 hours. Within a few minutes there were turtles everywhere! The whole family was thrilled & snorkeling next to these majestic creatures is something not to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There are a couple of access points. It's a good idea to stop at the park information center and pick up a map. The entrance is the makai (toward the sea) side from Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) ... just watch for the sign. The closest entrance to the archaeology sites is from the parking lot at Honokōhau Harbor. Please... More 

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Quiet, shallow beach. With amazing tide pools. Turtles sunning everywhere. Historical buildings stand on the beach, very romantic. Great place to sit and watch the sun set.

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Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We loved this park. We did a hike where if you spot certain items on the hike you earn a refrigerator magnet. My son enjoyed this. The hike to the beach is rewarding and the rangers are very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great to see the non touristy side of island. Well worth the long journey! We used a coach tour and the drive was round trip 300m

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The park is located between the airport and downtown Kona. It's free and definitely worth a look. First go to the visitors center for a quick orientation. From there you can drive to two other entrances. The first, by the large marina, leads to a short walk to a lovely beach with resident sea turtles. The second entrance is from... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Truly Hawaiian park. The Ranger was nice and informative. You can drive to the beach area if wanting to avoid the long hike. The bay is beautiful with lots of turtles. Watched a man net fish.....I hope they are limits on this in our National Park....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went on this hike/ beach excursion about 11:00 a.m. and even in late Nov was pretty warm. Hike from trailhead - departing from south side of parking area and going clockwise to beach is about 3/4 mile. Trail is over a fairly uneven lava surface but not too bad - and has some interesting vegetation along the way. Walking along... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Pristine, has nice picnic area. You may see a turtle or two. Take lots of pictures. I could have stayed there the whole day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had an interesting couple visit to the Kaloko-Honokohau NP. On our first visit we took a 1.5 hour hike along the shore, past an ancient fish pond and a trek through the lava fields. The next visit we were treated to some local musicians jamming Hawaiian style. The park offers a nice visit to some interesting spots and different... More 

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