Adventure

Go on Maui adventures with Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine!

Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge

In the Realm Between Ao and Pō

A full-moon hike through the Waihe‘e coastal dunes offers an entry into the land of wandering.
mountain biking Maui

Down and Dirty

Writer Lehia Apana takes us along as she explores Maui's extreme downhill mountain biking scene - one wipeout at a time. Follow her from Haleakala’s Skyline Trail to the hills of West Maui.

Paper Tigers in Maui Skies

Discover an ultra-light perspective on life.
kahoolawe

Getting Good and Dirty

Volunteering on Vacation—Hawaii’s Newest Travel Trend
kanaio coast boat trip

Hang On Tight

Take a wild ride with Blue Water Rafting along Maui's rugged Kanaio coast.
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.

The Great Canoe Race

Across six months, five islands and four ocean channels, Hawai‘i’s canoe sailors set a course for adventure.
sunyatsen foo dog statue

Five Holoholo Adventures

Consider this handful of day-trip itineraries a treasure map to the heart and soul of Maui.
Maui Helicopter Lesson

Flying Without Wings

The R44, light and compact, was designed to make helicopter flying available to anyone.
keokea pumpkins

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.
skyline maui

The Sky’s the Limit

These Maui grown zipline pioneers are spreading an eco-inspired brand of fun around the globe and from coast to coast.
lava flow

The Volcano Next Door

An island-hop from Maui, the forces of creation are putting on a spectacular fireworks show—and you’ve got a ringside seat.
maui things to do

Activity ABCs

Some put the “active” in activity; others are more cultural. All are fun and inspiring.
sea kayak maui

Cousteau’s Kayak

Paddle, pedal and sail your way to adventure on a sailing sea-kayak tour.
Haleakala Maui by Chris Archer

In the House of the Sun

Taller than Everest, quieter than the Mojave, Haleakalā has a power all its own.

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.
big wave surfing

Big Waves, Epic Tales

Winter is when monster surf pummels Maui’s North Shore—and tempts extreme watermen and women to risk life and limb for the thrill of the ride.

The Hero Behind the Hero

The world knows Sun Yat-sen as the leader of one of the greatest revolutions of the twentieth century. Far fewer know the man who made that revolution possible, known as the Maui king.
Auwahi

Miracle on the Mountain

Pull on some boots, grab a digging stick, and help bring a Hawaiian dryland forest back from the brink.

To Catch the Wind

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

The Queen’s Race

Dig in and paddle! Celebrate Liliuokalani's birthday with 2,500 other waterfolk.
ironman

Ironmen and Weekend Warriors

Whether you’re a thoroughbred or a couch jockey, Maui has the race for you.
Pali hike Maui

Ridge Story

You'll trek it on the Lahaina Pali Trail, but Kalaloloa means much more to Hawaiians. Read the legend of ‘Ele‘io and Kanikani‘a‘ula.
campers journal

A Camper’s Journal

We explore the natural grandeur of Maui’s eastern shoreline near Camp Ke‘anae.
maui kitesurfing

Gone with the Wind

We explore kitesurfing lessons at one the world’s greatest kitesurfing destinations—Kanahā Beach.
volunteer on maui

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.
helicopter view maui

Blue Skies, White Knuckles

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

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