Adventure

Go on Maui adventures with Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine!

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Cruising Sun Country

The Chinatown sector of Maui is hardly a tourist mecca. A drive can include farm-country attractions and some of the Chinese history of the island.
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Sundays with Moray

Among humans, open-water swimmers have perhaps the most primal place in Maui’s Pacific pantheon. They don’t talk about being on the water, but in its embrace.
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Getting Good and Dirty – Part 2

A volunteer trip to Pu‘u Makua lands our writer on top of the clouds to plant close to 1,000 koa and a‘ali‘i.
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Backroads of Lanaʻi

A trip to Lanai proves that there is even more to see off the beaten path. Hop in a four-wheeled vehicle and start exploring the road less travelled.

The Great Canoe Race

Across six months, five islands and four ocean channels, Hawai‘i’s canoe sailors set a course for adventure.
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Kamakou Preserve

The Molokai native forest includes 2,774 acres home to many native plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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Harness the Wind

Catch a ride on the salty breeze with Lahaina Yacht Club.
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Girls Gone Wild

A “girl gang” takes on the Kaupo Gap challenge
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Surfing the Skies

Paragliding rookies and veterans can catch some serious air with Proflyght Paragliding, located on the gentle slopes of Haleakala, right here on Maui.
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Getting Good and Dirty

Volunteering on Vacation—Hawaii’s Newest Travel Trend
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Sacred Path Itineraries

Take a pilgrimage into island history through Maui's places of worship.
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Don’t Look Down: Kapalua Adventures

Kapalua's Mountain Outpost takes adventure to new--gulp!--heights.
WAIMOKU FALLS

Waimoku Falls

On Maui’s remote eastern coast, you can follow a trail through a bamboo forest to a waterfall 400 feet high.
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The Queen’s Race

Dig in and paddle! Celebrate Liliuokalani's birthday with 2,500 other waterfolk.
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Maui Beaches for Kids

Get the most of the Maui coast with our age-appropriate picks for kids from toddler to teen.

Night Dive

Who says Maui doesn't have nigthlife? Sixty feet beneath the surface, graceful rays and white-tipped sharks party amid the reef's other colorful characters.

To Catch the Wind

A hand on the helm and your eye on the horizon: Maui sailors extol the cruising life.
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Trail Keepers

How I learned to fly on the Kahakapao Loop Trail.
Makua Rothman on Jaws, Maui

Jaws: A Bite Out of History

Three surfers chronicle their encounters with one of the most infamous waves in the world.

Maui Bike Park: Blazing Saddles

A pioneer in extreme mountain biking creates an outdoor playground designed for fun.
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Blue Skies, White Knuckles

Exploring the world's tallest sea cliffs by air—with a novice at the controls.
Haleakala Crater

Into the House of the Sun

A millennium before Haleakala became a national park, Hawaiians traversed its moonscape crater. On the park’s centennial, we reprise that journey.
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Maui’s Chinatown

The Chinese community in Upcountry Maui helped feed the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, and a now-and-then resident who became the father of modern China.
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Cycling Moloka‘i’s Less-Traveled Trails

Exploring Moloka‘i on two wheels, rather than four, encourages you to slow your pace and connect with the island’s rhythms.
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Molokai Mule Ride

Travel by mule down the world’s tallest sea cliffs to Kalaupapa Peninsula, the most isolated part of the major Hawaiian Islands, site of the former leper colony to which Father Damien gave his life.
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Forbidden Landscape

The harsh terrain of the Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve in South Maui hides rare & fragile treasures in its lava.
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Hana By Two Roads

Our writers share the joys of exploring Maui's remote eastern shore—in luxury or on a budget.