A perfect week on Maui
Maureen Woodward
Azumano Travel American Express

518 SW 6th ave.
Portland, OR 97204 US

www.ciazumanotravel.com/experts/west-coast/maureen-woodward

Office:   503-221-6371
Maureen Woodward, Azumano Travel American Express

POINTS OF INTEREST:

 Accommodation
The Fairmont Kea Lani
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
 Dining
Lahaina Grill
 Activity or tour
Iao Valley State Park
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Golf Club
 Watersports
Hookipa Beach, Paia
 Snorkeling, scuba, etc.
Molokini
 Sightseeing
Haleakala National Park
Historic Lahaina Town
Makawao Town
Seven Sacred Pools (Pools of Oheo), Hana



Iao Valley State Park

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The Needle at Iao Valley State Park


The Needle at Iao Valley State Park - Iao Valley State Park. Copyright Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ron Dahlquist.

Name:Iao Valley State Park
What:Historic state park home to iconic Iao Needle
Where:Central Maui, just west of Wailuku
More Information:Park gates open from 7am to 7pm. $1 for walk-ins, $5 for cars.

Overview



"Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley State Park. Located in Central Maui just west of Wailuku, this peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.

Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790 at the Battle of Kepaniwai that King Kamehameha I clashed with Maui's army in his quest to unite the islands. Even with Iao Needle serving as a lookout point, Kamehameha defeated Maui's forces lead by King Kahekili in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history.

There is a well-marked, paved pedestrian path leading from the parking lot to view Iao Needle and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley. The needle is sometimes covered in clouds, so an early start is your best bet for a good view. Families can also take a rainforest walk or explore interactive exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center, which is also located within Iao Valley. Restroom facilities are available."

-Information gathered from www.gohawaii.com/maui/regions-neighborhoods/central-maui/iao-valley-state-park

Maureen Woodward, Azumano Travel American Express
Maureen Woodward
Azumano Travel American Express

518 SW 6th ave.
Portland, OR 97204 US

www.ciazumanotravel.com/experts/west-coast/maureen-woodward

Office: 503-221-6371

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