A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods
Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the Kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, civilians during the time of war and the defeated warriors. No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge.Read More
Listen to the Audio Walking Tour of the Park with a cell phone. Dial (808) 217-9279 and start your fascinating audio walking tour of the Park.Read More
Upcoming Cultural Events in the Park
Become Inspired by the Authentic. Join a Hula program or one of the other cultural events offered by the park. Check out the Park's Events Calendar.Read More
Lauhala Weaving Demonstration in the Park
Witness the expert art of ulana lauhala by Auntie Josephine Fergerstrom, a Living Treasure of Hawaii, every Thursday and Friday, health permitting.Read More
Cultural Demonstrator in the Park
Witness the traditional craft skills of ancient Hawaii from the Park's cultural demonstrator or listen to him as he tells unforgettable stories.Read More
Step into History
Take a glimpse into the three National Historical Parks and the National Historic Trail on the Big Island of Hawaii.Read More
Hawaii Pacific Parks Association
Visit the Non-Profit Cooperating Association Online Store and Help Support the Many Educational, Cultural, and Scientifc Programs Supported by HPPA..Read More
Did You Know?
Did you know that traditional Hawaiian masonry is both dry-set and non-dressed? This means that it uses no mortar to bind stones together and that the stones are not shaped. Stones are meticulously fitted and locked into place using the natural porous nature of the lava rock.