Kaunakakai Wharf


Come here to witness Molokaʻi's busy commercial lifeline. OK, it's not that busy… a freight barge occasionally chugs in, skippers unload their catch of the day, and a local boat club practices for a canoe race. A roped-off area with a floating dock provides a place for kids to swim. Some of Moloka'i's fishing and ocean-based tours leave from here.

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Nearby Moloka'i attractions

2. Baseball Field

0.84 MILES

This local baseball field is a prominent landmark on the east side of town, off Ainoa St.

3. Softball Field

0.84 MILES

The local softball field is usually busy. It's off Ainoa St next to the baseball field.

4. Kapuaʻiwa Coconut Grove

2.04 MILES

Molokaʻi was the favorite island playground of Kamehameha V. He had the royal 10-acre Kapuaʻiwa Coconut Grove planted near his sacred bathing pools in the…

5. Church Row

2.07 MILES

Across from the coconut grove is Church Row. Any denomination that attracts a handful of members receives its own little tract of land. Religion in…

6. One Aliʻi Beach Park

3.48 MILES

Three miles east of town, this park is split into two areas. One side has a coconut-palm-lined shore, a playing field, a children's playground, a rundown…

7. Molokaʻi Museum & Cultural Center

5.54 MILES

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…

8. Purdy's Macadamia Nut Farm


Enthusiastic nut farmer Tuddie Purdy takes you on a free tour of his more-than-80-year-old orchard, explains how the nuts grow without pesticides,…