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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park: Tours & Tickets

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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
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1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is small, but very lovely and has a fascinating history. Rangers tell the story of how Hawaiians who had broken Kapu would flee to places like Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau to escape punishment and obtain forgiveness. This park is the only sanctuary of this...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank terraleep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why travel and not learn about the history and culture of where you are? This is an exceptional window to the past. A beautiful drive ( just cant use that word enough here on Big Island!) south from Kona you arrive at the sacred site...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to check out the park and immerse ourselves in hawaiian culture . You can definitely feel the mana here and see the beautiful ocean views. If you have time to check this place out you should. Pay $15 entrance fee and it's...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 378mariannee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was beautiful! The park preserves the Hawaiians' sacred grounds. This place is rich in history and beauty! Be sure to do the audio tour on your cell phone. This is easy and helps to tell the story of what you are seeing. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loulou413
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to this place around 10am and it was the perfect time. Left around an hour later and there were bus loads of people coming in (on a Thursday!) You’ll want to get some good shots of the beautiful trees and water without random people...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BayAreaNative510
Reviewed 4 September 2019

This is a beautiful place to see and the snorkeling there was amazing right next door. Lots of history to see. Make sure you visit the painted church nearby

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

We paid $15 to enter this beautiful, culturally significant park. That fee is for all day parking. We were just in time for a talk by the park ranger. He was of Hawaiian descent and often referenced “my ancestors ,” which I thought was a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank cmarsig
Reviewed 16 August 2019

This place is filled with wonderful history, sea turtles that sleep and swim in the bay and is well worth the small fee to pay to park. We had a wonderful time here and were lucky enough to have a ranger give us lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank K L
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Visited with my 2 daughters last year and came back with the whole family this time. Both visits were exceptional. The ranger talk was engaging and informative- even for teenagers! The craftsman inside the “ tents” added to the experience as they told their stories...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 637kristyo
Reviewed 9 August 2019

This is a seaside park located next to a world class snorkeling and free diving area. The park has bathrooms, a small gift shop, an outdoor theater, walking paths, picnic areas, etc. There's even a lagoon where turtles can be found sunning on the beach....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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8 October 2019|
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Response from Elsa W | Reviewed this property |
Couple hours of driving time, depends on how much time you get off the ship, and getting transporation there and back ! But it is an AMAZING place to visit!
29 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 Jared B | Reviewed this property |
About an hour