Ole's Puka Kanohina Caves Selection Criteria
Management Plan Waiver Donors

Ole's Puka

Ole's PukaOle's Puka is situated on the west coast of the island of Hawai'i, in the desert of Ka'u. It is located within the Hawai'i Ocean View Estates subdivision, about 45 miles south of Kailua-Kona and about 30 miles north of South Point. The puka contains a large pit with native Peperomia in the entrance. Large trunk passage extends to either side of the pit. The lot surrounding the puka has some ohi'a trees and an abundance of native species bush. In recent years the puka has become a focal point of illegal dumping. The Cave Conservancy of Hawai'i has recently cleaned up this cave and restored it to its original condition. With a grant from the National Speleological Society, the CCH has also constructed an educational kiosk on the site. This is used to teach local residents about the impacts that they can have on the underlying cave system.

Management Plan

We are currently working on the management plan for Ole's Puka. If you would like to access the cave, plase contact us


We are currently working on the waiver for Ole's Puka. If you would like to access the cave, plase contact us


Donations of $1000 or Above
The Towell Company
Donations of $250 - $999
Cindy Heazlit
The San Francisco Bay Chapter, NSS
Donations of $100 - $249
Peter and Ann Bosted
Donations of $20 - $99
Michael Cooper
Kyle Dwyer
Bill and Peri Frantz
Hillarie Howitt
Vivian Loftin
Cintia Margi
Danica Martocci
Barbara and Steve Ruble
Lynn Van Erden
Jock Williams