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.
Liquid rock, oozing under cooled surface flows, created these passages approximately 1,000 YEARS AGO, which in turn cooled into a myriad of beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone.
Walking the winding trails of this ancient subterranean river of lava is fun, safe and easy. Liquid rock, oozing under cooled surface flows, created these PASSAGES approximately 1,000 YEARS AGO, which in turn cooled into a myriad of 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 also can check out RED TI BOTANICAL GARDEN MAZE, which also is on the property.
Hana Lava Tube, located at 205 Ula‘ino Road in Hana, offers selfguided tours. Visit mauicave.com.
• Hana Lava Tube (808) 248-7308