Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

From Kailua-Kona: Take Highway 11 south, approximately 20 miles. Between mileposts 103 and 104, at the Honaunau Post Office, turn right towards the ocean onto Hwy 160. Travel 3.5 miles and turn left at the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park sign. Travel times will vary due to ongoing construction in North Kona.

Phone

(808) 328-2326

Activities

HIKING

Campground Reservations

Hawaii Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Hawaii Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Hawaii Recreation Areas | Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park Official Website | Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park Map

Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu’uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu’uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle. No physical harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the Pu’uhonua.