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Sunset viewed from the Picnic Area through coconut trees and parked cars
The Picnic Area is a popular spot for large group gatherings, weddings, commercial filming, and more.

NPS / Jeff Walsh


First Amendment (Free Speech)

The First Amendment area is located in the last parking space across from the Administration building. [A map of this area is coming soon]

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permit Application (PDF 172 KB)

Instructions for the Special Use Permit

Filming Permits

All professional photography and videography require a filming permit.

Commercial Filming Permit Application

Commercial Use Authorization

Commercial Use Authorization Application (PDF 180 KB)

To operate a business, profit or non-profit, in Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park requires a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). All commercial tours that enter the park on a regular basis must have a CUA and are required to pay the commercial tour fee at the entrance station at each visit. The CUA is for commercial services that originate and terminate outside of the boundaries of the park. Activities such as advertising, soliciting, collecting fees or selling goods or services within the park boundaries are strictly prohibited.

Park fees include: $200 for the CUA and $7.00 per person upon all entry into the Park (including walk-in and bicycle tours).

To be considered for a CUA you must complete the CUA application in its entirety and submit the completed application with payment to the park.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
73-4786 Kanalani Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

PH: (808) 329-6881 x 1330 FAX: (808) 329-2597

If you have any questions, please call the number above or email us. We look forward to working with you and seeing you in the park.

Last updated: April 22, 2020

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PO BOX 129
Hōnaunau, HI 96726


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