Secret Things to Do in Maui

Secret Things to Do in Maui
Maui is the perfect place to visit for the outdoor lover. The island is so incredibly beautiful that you don't have to look far to find natural beauty all over the island. But for those looking to find the hidden gems that few travelers visit, there are also a host of island secrets. If you want to see a side of Maui that few get to witness, there are some truly exciting sites to choose from.

Waimoku Falls

It takes some hiking to get to Waimoku Falls but the view is well worth a little sweat. In order to get to the falls, you must hike Pipiwai Trail in Kipahulu. The magnificent hike eventually leads to the 400 foot falls. In all, the hike is around 4 miles of beautiful tropical forests loaded with native flora and fauna. Bring water shoes to cross the river. The trail is located inside Haleakala National Park.

Haleakala National Park
PO Box 369
Makawao Hawaii 96768

Ka`eleku Caverns

Ka`eleku Caverns are known as an undiscovered treasure on the island. The caverns are really a lava tube which extends from the city of Haleakala all the way to the ocean. Make sure that you bring hiking boots or shoes and a flashlight as well. The tour is self guided and it takes a little less than an hour to do. This activity is fun for the whole family.

Ka`eleku Caverns
205 Ulaino Rd.
Hana, Hawaii 96713

Kula Botanical Gardens

Kula Botanical Gardens is a sizable botanical garden, around five acres. It's the perfect destination to learn about the flora and fauna indigenous to the area. With over 700 native plants, nature enthusiasts will be thrilled by all the gardens have to offer. You can choose to take a self guided tour or pre-arrange for a guided tour of the gardens for a group.

Kula Botanical Gardens
Hwy 377, south of Haleakala Crater Rd (Hwy 378),
1/2 mile from Hwy 37
Kula, Hawaii

Article Written By Catherine Madison

Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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