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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“lava tube” (64 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (10 reviews)
Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring flashlights/headlamps. Total darkness. Wear good shoes kinda slippery. Way better than the lava tubes in the park. I was too scared (total darkness) to go to far -lol. But loved we got to see them. The kids (teens) enjoyed scaring me. Maybe next time...More

1  Thank Jacklyn R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Kaumana Cave Park is a fun and free stop to explore while in Hilo. There are two caves to explore, make sure you bring your own flashlight since it is completely pitch black and cell phone flashlights are just not bright enough.

1  Thank Danielsj6
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This was a cool stop at the end of our day in Hilo. Your on your own here. Bring flashlights. We only went in a little ways because we didn’t have flashlights or time. We used the lights on our phones which is ok for...More

1  Thank scp427
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This was a very cool stop for my boyfriend and I as we explored HIlo. We ran across it as we looked on Maps but were amazed at this little find. The cave goes back about 2 miles, but is pitch black. I'd recommend pants,...More

1  Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is down the street from my house, one part of the cave actually ends on the bottom of my street. take chalk with you and a light so you don't get lost.

1  Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Make sure you have good walking shoes, its damp and the rocks are slippery. you go down about 15 steep steps and then it's rocks. Vey cool, literally, about 10-15 degrees cooler than up above. Very cool, as in neat, great place to walk around...More

Thank dad414
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I spent a while exploring the caves on recent trip. Went to the left side first at the recommendation of other reviewers, also did the right tunnel as well. Definitely a place that you can spend many hours exploring. Just make sure you...More

1  Thank George W
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for a cave experience. It is free and uncrowded. It looks just like every tropical cave you have seen in movies. It is deep and easy to explore with only a little scrambling. It is the complete opposite of the...More

3  Thank fufyfhhfhf
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped here after we had time to kill and found it on Trip Advisor. What a wonderful find. I am an overweight, 53 year old lady with teenage boys. I got down the stairs no problem and hung out in the front of the...More

1  Thank cbrand2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017

this cave park contains two caves with very easy access from the provided parking lot. good openings with well kept steps down to entries. but a flash light for each person is a must if you want to investigate further than the entries. very dark

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Debbie T
3 November 2017|
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Response from George W | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there are any busses that run there specifically. You might be able to find a city bus that passes close by or like others have said uber/lyft.
Janet B
29 June 2017|
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Response from Josh W | Reviewed this property |
I personally only spent a half hour as well.
31 January 2016|
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Response from WaOz1 | Reviewed this property |
No Sulfur smell. Very humid. My husband has asthma and he did great in the tubes. He did admit that the further back he went, he really could feel the "thick" air, but he had no adverse effects.