Walk Through a Lava TubeMaui
Wannabe spelunkers, take note: Hawai‘i is one of the world’s best places for lava tubes, and Hana boasts the largest one on Maui. Even better, you don’t even have to break any laws to get there – instead, Hana Lava Tube offers an affordable, self-guided tour complete with a flashlight, hardhat, and pitch-black cave.
Walking the winding trails of this ancient subterranean river of lava is fun, safe and easy. Liquid rock flowing under cooled surface flows created the passages 1,000 years ago, which in turn cooled into myriadsof beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone. The temperature in the cave averages 60 degrees Fahrenheit year round and bats and mosquitoes are nowhere to be seen. A smooth cinder pathway through the cave makes it easy to navigate.
While there, visitors who have a little spare time or are afraid of the dark can also check out the Red Ti Botanical Garden Maze, which is also on the property.
Hana Lava Tube, located at 205 Ulaino Road in Hana, offers self-guided tours Monday through Sunday.
• Hana Lava Tube (808) 248-7308