Kaumana Caves Park
Kaumana Caves Park
4.5
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  • Brian D
    Denver, Colorado2,400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Scenery - Fun - Excellent Exploration Opportunity - Easy to Access - FREE!
    A very cool cave for you to explore. There is no admission fee, it is completely free to visit and explore at your own pace or comfort level. Across the street from the cave is a small parking lot for free parking. Once you get across the street (carefully) there is a steep staircase that goes down into the entrance of the cave, where you can choose to go left or right. I believe the entire path inside the cave goes around to each side. It is pitch dark once you get a little bit along in the cave. You'll need a flashlight, and your cell phone flashlight doesn't really work to guide you through the cave. you'll need a real, handheld flashlight. There were people leaving the cave and they were nice enough to pass along their flashlight to those of us arriving empty handed. This is a great idea, as who wants to pack a flashlight for the flight home from Hawaii? No one really, and a good flashlight for the cave wouldn't cost more than $10. Next time I go to the cave, I'm returning the favor by bringing a flashlight with me and passing on to the next explorers. Once you have secured a flashlight, you can head into the cave as fast as you feel comfortable. It is a real cave. so, there are a lot of rocks, dripping water and more of what you would expect to find in a cave. You may not want to navigate too far if you aren't comfortable walking on the slippery rocks. If you have a fear of tight spaces or dark tight spaces, just take a quick look and head back up the stairs to bright open spaces and relax. Photos are tough to get inside a cave, unless you are a professional photographer. If you are going for the photos, good luck! If you like exploring caves, you'll enjoy this scenic sanctuary!
    Visited April 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Schizms
    Santa Clara, California74 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come with torches
    Cool caves! Come prepared with torches, hiking boots and full pants because this is a rocky and uneven cave. It’s not too narrow which is nice and it gets dark fast. The cave inside has neat features and the entrance is beautiful with cascading plants. It’s a fun stop for exploration and some mystery. We didn’t go that far in because we had a long lava tube tour the next day.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Ngammy
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lava Tube Adventure
    Learned a lot about volcanos and lava and lava tubes. Mo was a great and informative guide. Provided headlamps, flashlights and knee pads for the trek. Got wonderful pics of our experiences. We did the 2 hour tour but spent about 3 hours with our guide.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Jeff A
    Mansfield, Texas69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    lava tubes throughout the island. No need to only go to this park.
    There are lava tubes throughout the island. No need to simply go to this park. You can visit some lava tubes on the Kona highway just outside of the Kona airport. Just do a Google search for lava tubes on big Hawaii island. It will show you several places that are easily accessible from main roads. They don't require a hike. Bring a strong flashlight and a headlight. You can typically park along the road walk through them and get , a great sense of how neat lava tubes are on this island
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Anon8815
    Trenton, New Jersey742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved It
    Lava tubes = the coolest. Bring long sleeves as it will get cooler the deeper you go and will help protect you from scratches. But more importantly bring a headlamp. Ideal to go with a companion as it quickly gets pitch dark.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 28, 2024
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Anon8815
Trenton, NJ742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Lava tubes = the coolest. Bring long sleeves as it will get cooler the deeper you go and will help protect you from scratches. But more importantly bring a headlamp. Ideal to go with a companion as it quickly gets pitch dark.
Written February 29, 2024
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Jeff A
Mansfield, TX69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There are lava tubes throughout the island. No need to simply go to this park. You can visit some lava tubes on the Kona highway just outside of the Kona airport.

Just do a Google search for lava tubes on big Hawaii island. It will show you several places that are easily accessible from main roads. They don't require a hike. Bring a strong flashlight and a headlight. You can typically park along the road walk through them and get , a great sense of how neat lava tubes are on this island
Written February 18, 2024
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Phyllis C
79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
bring good flashlights, wear good shoes., Not a Disneyland experience. Rel caves, real adventure, /A bit tight if you keep going. not for the claustrophoibic
Written October 19, 2023
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Ngammy
New York32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Learned a lot about volcanos and lava and lava tubes. Mo was a great and informative guide. Provided headlamps, flashlights and knee pads for the trek. Got wonderful pics of our experiences. We did the 2 hour tour but spent about 3 hours with our guide.
Written August 13, 2023
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Schizms
Santa Clara, CA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Cool caves! Come prepared with torches, hiking boots and full pants because this is a rocky and uneven cave. It’s not too narrow which is nice and it gets dark fast. The cave inside has neat features and the entrance is beautiful with cascading plants. It’s a fun stop for exploration and some mystery. We didn’t go that far in because we had a long lava tube tour the next day.
Written July 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brian D
Denver, CO2,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A very cool cave for you to explore. There is no admission fee, it is completely free to visit and explore at your own pace or comfort level. Across the street from the cave is a small parking lot for free parking. Once you get across the street (carefully) there is a steep staircase that goes down into the entrance of the cave, where you can choose to go left or right. I believe the entire path inside the cave goes around to each side. It is pitch dark once you get a little bit along in the cave. You'll need a flashlight, and your cell phone flashlight doesn't really work to guide you through the cave. you'll need a real, handheld flashlight. There were people leaving the cave and they were nice enough to pass along their flashlight to those of us arriving empty handed. This is a great idea, as who wants to pack a flashlight for the flight home from Hawaii? No one really, and a good flashlight for the cave wouldn't cost more than $10. Next time I go to the cave, I'm returning the favor by bringing a flashlight with me and passing on to the next explorers. Once you have secured a flashlight, you can head into the cave as fast as you feel comfortable. It is a real cave. so, there are a lot of rocks, dripping water and more of what you would expect to find in a cave. You may not want to navigate too far if you aren't comfortable walking on the slippery rocks. If you have a fear of tight spaces or dark tight spaces, just take a quick look and head back up the stairs to bright open spaces and relax. Photos are tough to get inside a cave, unless you are a professional photographer. If you are going for the photos, good luck! If you like exploring caves, you'll enjoy this scenic sanctuary!
Written July 10, 2023
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Savannah
Pace, FL155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I wouldn't put this on a must see list. It was interesting, but be sure to bring a headlight, after a certain point your phone will not be enough. The stairs going down are also very narrow. I also wish there was some indication on the history of the caves.
Written May 24, 2023
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Kevin K
Houston, TX73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Much better than other lava tubes that we’ve done. The right side is pretty crazy! Definitely want a good flash light and shoes. Make sure you always keep you eyes on the ground because you have to place each step correctly due to uneven surfaces and levels. Also watch out you don’t hit your head like I did! Left side is much easier to walk with more flat surfaces. Very cool tubes!
Written May 18, 2023
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AN6pack
Waco, TX801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited this cave and were lucky enough to arrive as a very talented violinist was setting up at the opening to film a video. the sound echoed off the cave and we got to enjoy it from inside the cave.
It was beautiful inside, but we’d have only been able to see because we wore a headlamp as suggested.
The steps going down were a little steep and the cave bottom was slippery
Written March 25, 2023
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Joyce F
Ashcroft, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
So cool! Small river in there after heavy rains. Wear closed shoes. Amazing formations. Colors. BRING HEADLAMP
Written March 6, 2023
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