14 Attractions to Explore Near Iao Valley 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.