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Makauwahi Cave Reserve

Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96471
+1 808-482-1059
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“heritage trail” (19 reviews)
“dirt road” (14 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (12 reviews)
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Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96471
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+1 808-482-1059
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"heritage trail"
in 19 reviews
"dirt road"
in 14 reviews
"shipwreck beach"
in 12 reviews
"giant tortoises"
in 5 reviews
"tour guide"
in 12 reviews
"sink hole"
in 6 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 3 reviews
"small opening"
in 3 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 3 reviews
"grove farm"
in 5 reviews
"hike starting"
in 2 reviews
"closed today"
in 2 reviews
"grand hyatt"
in 7 reviews
"small bridge"
in 2 reviews
"restoration efforts"
in 2 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 2 reviews
"endemic species"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank The_Rock_50
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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

1  Thank ole_oleah
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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
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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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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this cave hike more than expected. I knew it would be a 3 ft opening so was a little Leary. We are in our mid sixties. Since I am smaller I went in first - you do have to crawl a bit. But...More

Thank NZMoyer
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We heard about this thru word of mouth. Its a bit of a muddy bumpy road to get there but it makes for a good outing while in Koloa. We drove, but it is also accessible by hiking into it. You crawl thru a 3...More

1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this reserve while we were geocaching and to our amusement it was a great history lesson. Cool place but the road was rough getting here.

Thank Mdecker17
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