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Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96471
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cave is closed to passerbys, so if you want to see it, take this tour. Linz is an archeologist and a great guide. He makes the information fun and the tour fast-paced and never dull. Promise. The cave is awesome. Easy trip. But very...More

Thank Bridget Q
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Finally made it here after many years coming to Kauai. Fair warning it’s over two miles of unpaved roads. I would NOT recommend taking a rental car (voids insurance) or if you do make sure it’s a larger, higher vehicle. The cave site is small...More

Thank Rick I
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited this cave twice during our trip. The first time we followed the directions for driving down the dirt road and parked and went in. The cave itself isn't overly exciting, but it was fun to explore around for a bit and it was...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a nice beach to visit and if you are up to a bit of a hike, you can go see the cave. The cave says it has set hours that it is open and even though we were there on one of the...More

3  Thank Karen N
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We hiked to the cave site from Shipwreck Beach on a cloudless, hot day! We both wore hiking sandals (Tevas). It was about 2.25 miles one way, according to my Fitbit. The hike was lovely, following the ocean through some sand dune type paths and...More

2  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We heard about this area from a friend. We did not realize that there were two ways to access the site via car...we put the name of the cave into our mapping program and blindly followed it...not smart on our end...we took a dirt road...More

2  Thank Ann C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We love what we found to be “Hawaii`s largest limestone cave richest fossil site in the islands, and a uniquely preserved archaeological site” – a lucky find indeed on our trail hike. My husband ventured inside to view but I looked at the site from...More

1  Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

My group of 3 parked at Shipwreck Beach and got to the cave via the Mahalepu Heritage Trail. After passing the Poipu Golf Course and a horse stable, there were signs guiding us to the Makauwahi Cave Reserve. One side of the trail is an...More

2  Thank ole_oleah
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I heard about this place last year and didn't have time to stop. A little journey to get there. The green gate was closed because of rain so we went right towards the stables. At the stables turn left to the beach. Find a place...More

3  Thank Edward V
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience. Learned many things. Linz is well educated on many levels. So appreciate the work being done to preserve and return Kaua’i to it former beauty and retain the history and documentation of all. Loved the return of original plants and trees and removal...More

Thank Terri F
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