Before you trudge up to Pele’s volcanic eruption, take a look at its underground handiwork. Ric Elhard and Rose Herrera have explored and mapped out the labyrinth of lava tubes and caves, carved out over the past 1,000 years or so, that crisscross their property near South Point. Their “expeditions” range from the Lighted Trail tour, an easy, half-hour walk suitable for families, to longer (up to 2 hr.), more adventurous caving trips, where you crawl through tunnels and wind through labyrinthine passages (some restricted to kids 8 and older). Wear sturdy shoes.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Attraction
Kula Kai Caverns & Lava Tubes
92-8864 Lauhala Dr., Ocean View (46 miles south of Kailua-Kona)
Our Rating Phone 808/929-9725 Prices Lighted Trail tour $20 adults, $10 children 6–12, free for children 5 and under; longer tours $60–$95 adults ($60–$65 children 8–12) Web site Kula Kai Caverns & Lava Tubes Other By reservation only; gate security code provided at booking
Map92-8864 Lauhala Dr., Ocean View Hawaii (The Big Island)
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.