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Kauhakō Crater - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Kauhakō Crater, Hawaii 96742, USA

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About Kauhakō Crater

This is a volcanic crater in the Kalawao county of Hawaii state. The crater was formed between 230,000 and 300,000 years ago, as the result of the eruption of volcano Pu'u' 'Uao.

Attractions Near Kauhakō Crater

Lāhainā Banyan Court
Lāhainā Banyan Court46.67km from Kauhakō Crater

Lahaina Banyan Court Park is located in the port of Lahaina town on the west side of the Hawaiian island of Maui. Banyan Tree Park contains multiple heritage sites on the Lahaina Historic Trail, and a self-guided walking tour through the Lahaina Historic Districts.

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park55.94km from Kauhakō Crater

The state park is located on 6.2 acres at the end of Iao Valley Road. The Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku), a landmark in the state park, is a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 2,250 feet (690 m) above sea level.The lao Needle is taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens60.13km from Kauhakō Crater

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MNBG) is dedicated to the protection of Maui Nui’s rich native plants and cultural heritage.

Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii64.94km from Kauhakō Crater

It is the largest public aquarium on Maui, and undertakes projects to grow artificial coral reefs to later introduce to the wild, due to the recent rapid decline in coral populations in Hawaii due to heavy tourism and global warming.

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ho'okipa Beach Park69.76km from Kauhakō Crater

Ho’okipa Beach Park is one of the top spots for ocean sports and recreation in Maui. This breath-taking white sand beach boasts some of the best waves on the Maui coastline. A paradise for surfers of all ages.

Makapu‘u Point
Makapu‘u Point71.7km from Kauhakō Crater

This is the easternmost point on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, located in the Makapuʻu region. This is a popular hiking spot offering great views of Makapuʻu and Waimanalo Bay on one side and the Ka ʻIwi Channel on the other side and it is also the home of the Makapuʻu Point Light.

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