5 Breathtaking Adventures On The Island Of Maui That Need To Be On Your Bucket List

Whether you’re planning your first camping trip to Maui or you’re returning for the second or third time, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this beautiful Hawaiian island. Lush rainforests, pristine beaches, verdant valleys, and breathtaking waterfalls mixed with amazing outdoor recreation make Maui the ideal place to explore.

Get ready for sunshine and plenty of fun in this stunning paradise! Here are 5 adventures on the island of Maui you will definitely want to add to your bucket list.

Marvel At A Haleakala National Park Sunrise

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The incredible views from the top of Mt. Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano, will literally leave you breathless. At over 10,000 feet, this is the ideal spot to catch an epic sunrise or marvel at the beautiful night sky, just be sure to bring along a jacket, it’s gets chilly up there.

Before you leave the park, be sure to hop on the stunning Pipiwai Trail and hike to the gorgeous 400 ft Waimoku Falls. This 4-mile out and back trail also passes Makahiku Falls which is definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

Get Inspired On The Road to Hana

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This dramatic drive takes you along the coast and through the rainforest. Get ready for jaw-dropping sights around every turn (and there are hundreds of them) and experience the thrill of crossing dozens of one-lane bridges that offer amazing views of the countless beautiful waterfalls.

Marvel At Wailua Falls

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If you continue passed the city of Hana, you will arrive at one of Hawaii’s most alluring waterfalls, Wailua Falls. Cascading 80 ft to the pool below and surrounded by lush vegetation, this waterfall is a must-see. You can explore the base of the falls via a short path, and if you continue down the road, you can also view Pua’a Lu’u and Hahalawe Falls.

Snorkel Or Dive At Molokini

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This crescent shaped rock is actually the rim of a volcanic crater, and it’s well-known for its superb diving and snorkeling. Beginners and experts alike will enjoy the beautiful crystal-clear water, stunning coral, and colorful schools of fish. Molokini is a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District, so while you can explore the underside of the crater, people are not permitted on the island itself.

Discover Ohe’o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)

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Located within Haleakala National Park, Ohe’o Gulch is a dreamy valley filled to the brim with breathtaking waterfalls and plunge pools. Visitors can explore bamboo forests, hike, swim in the pools, relax by numerous waterfalls, or walk by the ocean.

Camping On The Island Of Maui

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Maliko Coffee Cottages, located in Makawao on the 20-acre Maliko Estate Coffee Farm, features two beautiful cottages. Both the two-bedroom Maliko Retreat (above) and the one-bedroom Maliko Coffee Cabin (below) offer ocean and seasonal waterfall views.

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Both cottages are completely private and close to town as well as North Shore beaches. Ready to plan your adventure? Explore Maliko Coffee Cottages or book now on Camp Native, these sites fill up fast!

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.