Central Molokaʻi attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Palaʻau State Park

Kalaupapa Overlook

The Kalaupapa Overlook provides a scenic overview of the Kalaupapa Peninsula from the edge of a 1600ft cliff. It's easy to get the lay of the land from up here and you'll get a good feel for just how far you'll trav…
Top Choice Park in Kamakou Preserve

Kamakou Preserve

Hiking back through three million years of evolution on the Pepeʻopae Trail is Kamakou’s star attraction. Crossed by a boardwalk, this undisturbed Hawaiian montane bog is a miniature primeval forest of stunted trees…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Molokaʻi Forest Reserve

Waikolu Lookout

At 3600ft, Waikolu Lookout provides a breathtaking view into the steep Waikolu Valley and out to the ocean beyond. After rains, the white strands of numerous waterfalls accent the sheer cliffs and fill the valley wi…
Top Choice Park in Molokaʻi Forest Reserve

Molokaʻi Forest Reserve

The 10-mile drive up to Waikolu Lookout takes about 45 minutes, depending on road conditions. You pass through open land with trees and scrubs that is technically the Molokaʻi Forest Reserve, although little is deve…
Top Choice Farm in Hoʻolehua

Purdy's Macadamia Nut Farm

The tour here lets you poke your pick of macadamia nuts as Tuddie Purdy takes you into his 80-year-old orchard and personally explains how the nuts grow without pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
Viewpoint in Kamakou Preserve

Pelekunu Valley Overlook

Enjoy a valley view of fantastic depth and, if it's not foggy, the ocean beyond.
Cultural Site in Palaʻau State Park


Kauleonanahoa (the penis of Nanahoa) is Hawaii's premier phallic stone, standing proud in a little clearing inside an ironwood grove, about a five-minute walk from the parking area. The legend goes that Nanahoa hit …
Historic Site in Molokaʻi Forest Reserve

Sandalwood Pit

A grassy depression on the left side of the road marks the centuries-old Sandalwood Pit (Lua Na Moku ʻIliahi). In the early 19th century, shortly after the lucrative sandalwood trade began, the pit was hand-dug to t…
Museum in Kalaʻe

Molokaʻi Museum & Cultural Center

The RW Meyer Sugar Mill has enjoyed a series of restorations over time. It now houses a museum and cultural center, which has a small but intriguing display of Molokaʻi's history with period photos, cultural relics …
Park in Palaʻau State Park

Pala‘au State Park

Soak in the views over the Kalaupapa Peninsula, listen to winds rustle through groves of ironwood and eucalyptus trees and witness sacred rocks that represent human genitals. This misty state park is at the end of H…