Experience Maui’s lush tropical beauty in the Iao Valley, learn about the cultivation of luscious fruits at the Tropical Plantation and look closely at the creatures of Hawaiian seas at the Maui Ocean Center.
Visit beautiful Iao Valley, where emerald peaks tower above the valley floor. In antiquity, the people of Hawaii called this place “supreme light” and considered it sacred. It is home to one of Maui's most iconic sights, the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot cinder cone pinnacle that dominates the lush surroundings.
Hawaii’s commercial fruit production includes much more than pineapples. Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram ride through agricultural villages, macadamia nut orchards, sugar cane fields and flower gardens. You'll see a demonstration of coconut husking and taste luscious tropical fruits.
At the Maui Ocean Center, get a close look at Hawaii’s underwater world without getting wet. The residents of the huge tropical reef aquarium include marine life found only in these waters.