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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a very warm day. There was very little shade. A good self guided tour is enhanced by a very informative brochure. A good insight into Hawaiian history. The day we visited was National Lands Day (4th Saturday in September) so our visit...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a look, doing the self guided walk takes about 30 minutes. During this you see some amazing historical sites and in one of the pools you often see turtles (which we did!). The task by the rangers go for 25 minutes, followed by...More

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy walking trail through the City of Refuge....and a map brochure to explain what you are seeing....plus park rangers do talks a few times during the day.

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the southern edge of Kealakekua Bay, Pu'honua Honaunau was designated as a National Park in 1961. Also called Place of Refuge this extraordinary historical sight offers a fascinating journey through Hawaiian history. Within the extensive grounds of the park are a Great Wall...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a ranger class for about 30 mins that shows you a lot about Hawaii history. Lots of natural stuff in this park. Good if you interested in history. You do get a great feeling being there.

Thank travelank2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very nice scenic place to learn a little bit about the life of the Hawaiians in the past. Make sure you pick up the pamphlet and read it. Very good information.

Thank Lap Kuen Damon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to walk around and learn all about Hawaiian history and culture. There was a detailed discussion about the park and what it was all about, and also a documentary was available too. We spent hours there learning all about the City of Refuge.

Thank Ellen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to hand it to the people who settled the Hawaiian islands. Nice, self-guided tour, video presentation and ranger talk. I had been here before, but I gained a greater understanding of what the Polynesians accomplished upon landing in this archipelago this time.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went FRI, 9/28/18 on a hot, humid day and the area is quite breathtaking with the Hawaiian history and culture recreated for all to see. Nice tour of the site (perhaps a mile walk) and meaning. Be sure to see the presentation for more...More

1  Thank jkendo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a short time to go around the park, and we immediately headed for the ki'i statues guarding the temple. That area had interesting lavascapes, and with the palm trees around, it made for interesting pictures. The beach area looked nice from afar,...More

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28 December 2017|
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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
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jay S | 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