Self-Guided Walking Tour

A map of the walking tour that visits the Royal Grounds and the Puʻuhonua
Take a walk back in time with the self-guided walking tour of the Royal Grounds and Puʻuhonua. This map is available in the park unigrid brochure.

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.

Learn more about how to download the app and app features.

Last updated: August 21, 2023

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