Kalaupapa is an extremely isolated place, surrounded on three sides by ocean and two-thousand foot cliffs on the fourth. Consequently, there is no road access into the peninsula. Kalaupapa cannot be reached by automobile. To get to the park, visitors must travel by air, mule, or on foot. See the park's Direction and Transportation webpage for additional information.
Hawaii enjoys warm temperatures year-round, although site conditions at the park can vary depending on weather and time of year. The rainy season is in the winter with the more hot and humid days in the summer. Trade winds are fairly constant and typically blow from the northeast. Daytime temperatures range from 65–75° F in the winter to 80-90°F in the summer. Nighttime temperatures are often in the 60-70°F range.
Free Admission - $0.00
The National Park Service does not charge any entrance fees for admission to Kalaupapa National Historical Park. However, Damien Tours LLC, other concessions, and transportation companies do charge fees for their services. All visitors need a permit before entering the park, which can be acquired by making reservations with Damien Tours LLC. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in Kalaupapa Settlement.
State Permit - $0.00
All visitors to Kalaupapa must obtain a permit, which can be acquired by making reservations with Damien Tours LLC, a private commercial tour company. Damien Tours can be reached at 808-567-6171, 808-221-2153 or http://www.damientoursllc.com/.