Self-Guided Walking Tour
A self-guided tour takes you back in time as you explore the ancient Royal Grounds, which were once reserved for the chiefdom of Kona. Passing beyond the wall that borders the Royal Grounds you will walk onto the Pu'uhonua, where people found refuge after war or breaking a kapu (religious law). The self-guided walking tour is about half of a mile long. The terrain is a mixture of crushed coral sand and lava rock.
Audio Tour on the Official NPS App
Download and discover the treasures of Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Use the Official NPS app to explore the Royal Grounds and the Puʻuhonua while listening to recorded audio describing the various features along the way. This tour follows the same route as the self-guided walking tour.
Downloading the NPS App
One app, every park at your fingertips. The NPS App is the new official app for the National Park Service with tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide. Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more to plan your national park adventures before and during your trip.
Last updated: April 28, 2021