Pu'uhonua Honaunau Historic Park

Captain Cook, HI

Where are we going?

Pu'uhonua Honaunau Historic Park
1871 Trail
Captain Cook

808 328-2326

What is there to do?

Are you ready to step back in time, and journey to a place that features some of the most significant traditional sites on all of the Hawaiian islands?

Then let's get ready to visit Pu'uhonua Honaunau Historical Park! In this magical part of the country, the whole family can learn about the richness and depth of Hawaiian culture and history. Your journey will be taken by self-guided tours and you can go back in time as you explore all of the sites.

The ancient Royal Grounds were once reserved for the chief, and those in the area had to abide by certain rules such as no casting shadows on the chief! Pretty incredible! The grounds are still a sacred site, so feel the energy when you're there!

Fancy playing an ancient game? Why not try konane, a game that was enjoyed within ancient Hawaii. Did you know that King Kamehameha often beat opponents in one move? That's a high bar to beat!

During your time at Pu'uhonua Honaunau Historical Park, you can also really learn about the culture by interacting with Hawaiian cultural demonstrations. Kids can learn all about fishing, and weaving, and even carving! These trades and crafts dominated the lifestyle of the people who lived in the area, so try and imagine what life would have been like for them.

Don't miss the outdoor activities in the park too - after all, you're in Hawaii! There are picnics and fishing to be enjoyed, and even snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. 

History and nature - all in paradise in this Hawaiian historical park!


How much does it cost?

Adults: $3 individual (7 days) / $5 vehicle (7 days)

Children: Same as adult

Free Under: 15 years

Family Deals: $25 tri-park annual pass


Need a little extra help?

Wheelchairs are available at the visitor center and free of charge. These chairs have huge tyres to navigate the sand, but you do need another person to guide or push the chair


When can we go?

7am - 15 mins after sunset. Visitor center 8:30am - 4:30pm daily

All year round


Any top tips?

The park is part of the FREE day program, so there are 5 days across the year on national holidays that the admission is free - check them out!

I’m Hungry!

Pack a lunch for yourselves as there is no food available within the park.

Healthy Eating

There are drinking fountains at the center, and there is bottled water available at the bookstore

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