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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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Lots of turtles! Do not harass them

FREE. BEACH. PETROGLYPHS. SEA TURTLES! LOCATION: few minutes drive south of the Kona airport PRICE: this is a free national park. I think. We didn't pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

FREE. BEACH. PETROGLYPHS. SEA TURTLES! LOCATION: few minutes drive south of the Kona airport PRICE: this is a free national park. I think. We didn't pay anything. VISITOR CENTER: if you have kids, ask for the junior ranger booklet. Similar to the ones we've done on the mainland, the kids have to complete the booklet to get the Junior ranger... More 

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NY, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The park ranger at the visitor center told us about the shorter walk to the beach from one of the parking lots near the harbor because the visitor center would close in 1.5 hours. We arrived in the late afternoon and wished we had come earlier to get a better view of the turtles. We saw several of them bobbing... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not to be missed. This historical park offers information about the ancient Hawaiian culture and restored structures. A beautiful setting. Pack a picnic lunch, tour the park in the morning then drive around to the picnic area to have your lunch. Beautiful setting, you will not be disappointed. Go snorkeling after lunch. Just before the park entrance is a great... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is really the easiest spot I found to get into and snorkel. Calmed waves allow you to navigate the mostly sandy walk in, and there's lots to see. They don't allow beach chairs or blankets, but you're likely to get away with a few things if your a discrete and respectful. I just brought my mask, tube, bath-size towel... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We parked at the Honokohau boat harbour and hiked to the 'Ai'opio Fishtrap. Beautiful beach with lava rock as the ancient Fishtrap (don't touch the walls- they're sacred). There was a ranger there giving turtle talks. I seriously could not believe the number of turtles within 10 feet of shore! They were feeding on algae on the lava shelf. Several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Thought it was really interesting all the stuff about the first Hawaii and how they survived. I wish things were labeled more along the trail. Lots of turtles at the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had to stop at the visitors shack to find the picnic tables. Once you find them down by the fishpool it is shaded and a nice place for lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

From the car park, where there's a visitor centre it's a 15 minute walk to the beac and fish pools area but worth it if you like unspoilt coastline and peace and quiet.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A local guy gave us the tip about this place and we are so glad we checked it out. I had 2 kids with me who were beyond excited to see so many turtles in one spot!! The area is also perfect for cooling off and especially great for kids as the water is shallow, protected and almost flat. You... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love this place. I like to visit the fish pond area that is located behind the harbor. There is a sacred place a ways up the hill and the old fish ponds are a great feeding place for turtles. In the very shallow part you can see many turtles bumping along eating the limu off the rocks. There are... More 

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