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Going back in time when this area was occupied by Royalty and also a place of refuge for those who broke the law and faced death. It is an easy flat walk around the site with lots of interesting things to see. There is also...More
You walk along a short trail that has 2 parts: that occupied by Royalty and the City of Refuge for taboo-breakers (who otherwise faced death even for eating with one's wife). Informative materials and speech by ranger.
We visited this as part of Robert's Historical Kona tour. The structure, both old and reconstructions are extremely interesting. The stories of the Kapu attempting the shark infested swim to a place of refuge is fascinating. The wall which has stood for more than 400...More
This is one of a handful of National Park locations where your annual America the Beautiful NP Pass will work. There is a popular beach access adjacent for swimming and snorkeling, which might be a great after-visit spot as this park has very little shade...More
Well worth a visit. There is also a beach just outside of the park. If you only want to use the beach/snorkel etc. you don't need to pay the park entry fee ($15 per car or $7 per person walk in) if you turn right...More
We attended the 10:30 am ranger talk and learned about the sanctuary and sacred grounds.
We saw a sea turtle, lots of colorful fish (golden yellow, green parrot fish, fish with black and white stripes) swimming in shallow water.
We had a great time exploring this park for a few hours. Very hot, not a lot of shade so pack water. Our daughter enjoyed completing the activity book and becoming a Junior Ranger at the end of our visit - what a fun program!...More
We had an open morning and decided to drive the 35 min to this park. We were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. We did a self-guided tour and they had a phone number to call in to listen to the tour. My daughter and...More
Nice short stop with interesting history and many carved wooden images around this sacred space that make it visually interesting as well. Good short walking tour with explanations provided in the ranger-provided park brochure.
This is an absolute must when visiting the Big Island. The scenery is stunning, blue Pacific, blue skies, to the east the cloud forest and Coco palms everywhere. This is a National Park, the rangers are super friendly and informative. Shaded rest areas near the...More
Response from walapsbit | Reviewed this property |
We attended two Ranger talks mid morning, and close to noon. Ask the exact times upon entering the park. Both very informative, highly recommended. One is in the covered pavilion, and the other is a walking tour of the... More
We attended two Ranger talks mid morning, and close to noon. Ask the exact times upon entering the park. Both very informative, highly recommended. One is in the covered pavilion, and the other is a walking tour of the park.
Response from V5907XZjays | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park Rangers give great interpretive talks and answer questions, and the area is small enough to fully explore on your own without concern for getting lost.