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 7 a.m. until sunset. 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:

Per Vehicle - $15.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all of its passengers (up to 8 persons). Organized non-profit groups (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs) are not eligible for the $15.00 vehicle permit if utilized.

Per Individual - Walk-in - $7.00

Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle for 7 days. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge. Entrance fees are non-transferable and are valid for 7 days (including the day of purchase).

Entrance Passes:

Hawai'i Tri-Park Annual Pass - $50.00

Allows access for 1 full year from date of first use at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai`i Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks.

Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau NHP Annual Pass Pass: $30.00

Allows access for 1 full year from date of first use at Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. * A private vehicle is defined as any non-commerical vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.

Interagency Annual Pass: $80.00
Allows access for 1 full year from the date of first use. Admits the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. National Park Service, U.S. Department of Reclamation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.  *A private vehicle is defined as any non-commercial vehicle that is being used for private recreational purposes.
 

Entrance Fees:

Per Vehicle - $5.00

Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all of its passengers (up to 8 persons). Organized non-profit groups (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs) are not eligible for the $5.00 vehicle permit if utilized.

Per Individual - Walk-in - $3.00

Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.

Entrance Passes:

Hawai'i Tri-Park Annual Pass - $25.00

Allows access for 1 full year from date of first use at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and Hawai`i Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park Visitors Center

Visitor Center hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily

 
Coconut grove in the Royal Grounds.
Coconut grove in the Royal Grounds.

NEW FEDERAL LAW ON FIREARMS
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park.

“For nearly 100 years, the mission of the National Park Service has been to protect and preserve the parks and to help all visitors enjoy them,” National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said. “We will administer this law as we do all others – fairly and consistently.”

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

As a starting point, visit the State of Hawai‘i's website:Hawaii Revised Statutes Title 10 Chapter 134 - Firearms, Ammunition and Dangerous Weapons

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Last updated: June 13, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 129
Honaunau, HI 96726

Phone:

(808) 328-2326

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