Natural Wonders of Maui

Carved into the landscape of Maui are a variety of natural wonders spanning spectacular beaches to otherworldly volcanic vistas.

Haleakala National Park
The barren volcanic landscapes found at the higher levels of elevation of Haleakala National Park are in sharp contrast to the sand and surf of Maui at sea level. Known as the “house of the sun,” Haleakala has more endangered species than any other park in the National Park service.

Iao Needle
The iconic emerald peak of Iao Needle is located in Iao Valley State Park in Central Maui. One of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, this sacred and historic spot features paved trails offering beautiful valley views.

Road to Hana
The 52-mile road to Hana is known as much for its scenic views and waterfalls as its twists and hairpin turns. Beyond the timeless small town of Hana is the beautiful Pools of Oheo. These pools, fed by cascading waterfalls are the perfect reward after a long drive.

Makena Beach (Big Beach)
Maui is known for it’s beautiful beaches, and the 2/3 of a mile long Makena Beach (Big Beach) in South Maui earns its nickname by being one of Maui’s biggest.