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Natural Wonders of Molokai

 

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The rugged terrain of Molokai features beautiful natural wonders untouched by development and large crowds.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and cut off from the rest of Molokai by sea cliffs (the eastern cliffs are the highest in the world), this National Historical Park was home to the beautiful and isolated settlement where Saint Damien and Saint Marianne helped those afflicted with Hansen’s disease.

Halawa Valley
On the mountainous East End, Halawa Valley is a historic valley that can only be accessed by guided tour. This classic cathedral valley features two beautiful waterfalls, Mooula Falls (250-feet tall) and Hipuapua Falls (500-feet).

Kamakou Preserve
A Nature Conservancy protected site, the Kamakou Preserve lies near the top of Molokai’s highest peak. It showcases more than 250 species of Hawaiian plants. Contact the Nature Conservancy for more information.

North Shore Pali
On the northern coast, east of Kalaupapa Peninsula, are the tallest sea cliffs in the world ranging from roughly 3,600 to 3,900 feet. This rugged coastline is inaccessible by land, but during the calmer waves of the summer months and with good weather, you can charter a boat tour to see these breathtaking natural wonders.