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17 Attractions to Explore Near Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Waiʻānapanapa State Park
Waiʻānapanapa State ParkWaianapanapa, Hana, HI 96713, USA

Waiʻanapanapa means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language, referring to nearby fresh water streams and sparkling pools.The park has seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.

Nearby Attractions

Hāna Lava Tube
Hāna Lava Tube2.58 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

The cave is the largest lava tube on Maui and the 18th largest lava tube in the world. The tube was created over 960 years ago as lava spewed up from underground towards the ocean surface.

Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach4.33 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Kaihalulu Beach or Red Sand Beach, located just south of Maui's Hana Bay, has red-black sand, a product of the cinder cone hill on the northern end of the cove.

Waimoku Falls
Waimoku Falls13.23 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Waimoku Falls is said-to-be 400ft tall waterfall situated at the head of Ohe’o Gulch. A Pipiwai trail leads hikers to this waterfall through amazing bamboo forest.

Pools of 'Ohe'o
Pools of 'Ohe'o14.29 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

The Pools of ‘Ohe’o are the most popular attraction in East Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools in an absolutely stunning setting.

Upper Waikani Falls
Upper Waikani Falls15.04 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Upper Waikani Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls on Maui, located along the Road to Hana. The Upper Waikani Falls is a series of three large, side by side waterfalls. This group of waterfalls is also known as the Three Bears.

Haleakalā National Park
Haleakalā National Park17.48 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Haleakalā National Park is an American national park located on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. Named after Haleakalā, a dormant volcano within its boundaries, the park covers an area of 33,265 acres (52.0 sq m). The park is divided into two distinct sections, one is the summit area and the other is coastal Kipahulu area.

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ho'okipa Beach Park40.23 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

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.

Mākena State Park
Mākena State Park49.09 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Makena State Park, located on Maui's south shore south of Wailea, is a popular swimming, snorkeling and diving destination. With white sands extending nearly 2/3 of a mile long, it is one of the largest, undeveloped beaches in Maui. There are three great ("Oneloa Beach" , "Puʻu Ōlaʻi", "Naupaka Beach") beaches within this park, and all of them are unique.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens51.63 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

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 Hawaii52.97 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

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.

Molokini
Molokini54.09 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Molokini is a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater located just a few miles off Maui’s shore, it is Hawaii’s only island marine sanctuary. Molokini is one of only three volcanic calderas in the world.

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park57.35 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

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.

Pololū Valley
Pololū Valley70.27 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Pololu is the northernmost of a series of erosional valleys forming the east coast of Kohala Mountain on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The valley forms a deep cut in the side of Kohala Mountain. This is one of the famous beaches in the Hawaii county and a lot of tourists visit this place every day.

Lāhainā Banyan Court
Lāhainā Banyan Court70.78 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

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.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley86.24 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Waipio Valley is very famous for its greenery and scenic views. It was home to old Hawaiian kings and once upon a time was densely populated. It is one of the most beautiful and secluded places to go for a hike on the Big Island.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site86.68 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaiʻi. The site preserves the National Historic Landmark ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, and other historic sites.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park90.33 KMs away from Waiʻānapanapa State Park

This is a large park and sandy beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is one of a few other white sand beaches on the west coast of the Big Island. This beach is the best place to spend leisure time and can have some valuable moments.