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18 Attractions to Explore Near Upper Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls
Upper Waikani FallsHana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Haleakalā National Park
Haleakalā National Park12.57 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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 Tube12.61 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park
Waiʻānapanapa State Park15.04 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach18.58 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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 Falls19.10 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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'o21.25 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ho'okipa Beach Park25.25 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens36.72 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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

Mākena State Park
Mākena State Park38.85 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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 Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii
Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii39.05 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley State Park42.56 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Molokini
Molokini43.32 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Lāhainā Banyan Court
Lāhainā Banyan Court56.15 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Pololū Valley
Pololū Valley81.35 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Kauhakō Crater
Kauhakō Crater95.00 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site95.60 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley98.16 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park99.07 KMs away from Upper Waikani Falls

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.