Basic Information

The weather in the park is typically hot and sunny with daytime temperatures in the upper 80's. An excellent time to experience the park is in the morning and in the late afternoon when the temperatures are a bit cooler. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. However the park does occasionally close because of high winds or dangerous storm conditions. Please check with the visitor center or your hotel for any weather advisories or hazardous conditions on the day of your visit.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00


Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Our Visitor Center is ADA and offers wall exhibits with both English and Hawaiian Language interpretive information. We also offer self selecting videos with a 50 person capacity. FREE Audio tour available for Smart Phones (Data/Service Provider fees may apply) Restrooms and drinking fountains are located outside of Visitor Center. Museum exhibits and Park Store located in Visitor Center

Hawaiian cultural practitioners playing drums during an ancient Hawaiian ceremony, with a royal procession walking in the background towards Pu‘ukoholā Heiau.
Hawaiian cultural ceremony during Pu‘ukoholā Heiau NHS annual cultural festival.

NPS photo

Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is located in Kawaihae on the Island of Hawai‘i. Many of the island‘s popular resorts and hotels are just minutes away from the park.

Last updated: March 6, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
62-3601 Kawaihae Road

Kawaihae, HI 96743


(808) 882-7218 x0

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