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14 Attractions to Explore Near Iao Valley State Park

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park54 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens6.25 KMs away from Iao Valley 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 Hawaii10.40 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Lāhainā Banyan Court
Lāhainā Banyan Court13.79 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ho'okipa Beach Park20.52 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Molokini28.27 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Mākena State Park
Mākena State Park29.60 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Upper Waikani Falls
Upper Waikani Falls42.56 KMs away from Iao Valley 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 Park44.30 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Hāna Lava Tube
Hāna Lava Tube54.79 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Waimoku Falls
Waimoku Falls55.54 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.

Kauhakō Crater
Kauhakō Crater55.94 KMs away from Iao Valley State Park

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.

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

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.

Pools of 'Ohe'o
Pools of 'Ohe'o57.54 KMs away from Iao Valley State Park

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

Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach60.28 KMs away from Iao Valley 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.