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Kahului Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Kahului Family-friendly activities

Kahului: Guided Rainforest and Waterfall Walk

1. Kahului: Guided Rainforest and Waterfall Walk

Discover Kahului's rainforest on a family-friendly hiking tour with a guide. Cannonball into the natural pool of a waterfall, learn about the island's history, and enjoy an easy roundtrip hike. Meet your naturalist guide and begin your rainforest walk. Stroll through the trees to reach 2 waterfalls. Swim in the natural pools belows the waterfalls and practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges (weather permitting). As you walk, learn about the island and its rainforests from your guide. Take a break to enjoy a drink of water and a snack before completing the one-mile roundtrip hike.

Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

2. Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

This is a moderately challenging/technical hike for experienced hikers or active and fit types only, including kids. Enjoy the sweet smell of yellow and white ginger flowers (seasonal), as you hike through a lush jungle in the West Maui Mountains. Part of this adventure is the road less traveled, and in lower season, the entire journey feels that way. You will begin with a hike through bamboo thickets to a dirt trail that weaves in and out of a rocky stream. This will lead, on a trail which involves lava-rock/boulder hopping, to an upper-tier waterfall and pool which is perfect for swimming. The stream flow can be higher or lower depending on the season, with a higher amount of rainfall occurring at higher elevations. Along the way, your guide will point out old native ruins, as well as native species such as Awapuhi Ginger (seasonal), which can be used to condition your skin and hair on the spot! You will also find Banyan trees, originally from India, with aerial roots that will leave you in awe of nature. After feeling refreshed from your first swim, we'll return to the original point of entry and begin your descent to the next phase of the journey.  The 2nd phase is local style, and involves hiking through giant basalt formations while descending down to lower-tier waterfalls to explore and swim in the freshwater pools. The first tier has a natural waterfall slide that gushes into the pool, which is great for kids. You will then hike further down the rocky stream to an incredible banyan tree with giant roots for climbing down to a larger and more secluded 2nd-tier waterfall and pool, with the option of climbing into the fall. From here, you will stand above an even larger and steep 3rd-tier waterfall which gushes toward the ocean.

Maui: Beach Parks Self-Guided Driving Tour with Audio Guide

3. Maui: Beach Parks Self-Guided Driving Tour with Audio Guide

Discover the best beaches of Maui on a self-guided driving tour. Explore Kalepolepo Beach, Wailea Beach, Makena Cave, and more with an audio guide. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. You will start the journey in the quaint town of Kahului. From there, head towards the south while hearing about Maui’s history, legends, and the origins of surfing. Visit Mai Poina Beach, a perfect place for windsurfing, and Kalepolepo Beach to witness the stunning seaside scenery. Next, reach Waipuilani Park, a popular spot for a picnic with a view. You will continue to Kamaole Beach and admire the dramatic rocky points perfect for pictures. Afterward, drive towards Molokini, a volcanic crater followed by the Keawakapu beach. Uncover an underwater world at Ulua Beach before trying out surfing at Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach. Enjoy kayaking opportunities at Maluaka Beach and also see the Makena Cave.  Finally, your tour will end at the famous lava fields of Maui. Spend some time and learn how this remarkable landscape formed in the first place.

Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private Jeep Tour)

4. Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private Jeep Tour)

Discover the beauty of Hana on this full-day tour in a comfortable and climate-controlled jeep. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in Maui, Lahaina, and Wailea, or be picked up from your cruise ship terminal in Kahului Harbor. Stay refreshed along the way with complimentary water and juice.  Hop aboard and be introduced to the beautiful landscapes, coastal sea cliffs, and majestic waterfalls of one of Maui's last untouched gems, Hana. See all of Hana's highlights in one day. Loop around the entire East end of Maui to admire ocean and mountain views directly from your jeep.  HIt the road early to bypass large crowds and buses and get direct VIP access to scenic points, beaches, and parks. Head to Ho’okipa Beach Park which is a famous surfing beach for locals and world class surfers alike. Take in the Rainbow Trees, large eucalyptus trees that have vibrant color branches and trunks. Continue to the Keanae Peninsula where you can stop at Aunty Sandy's Famous Banana Bread to buy a slice of this sweet treat. Visit the Pua’a Ka’a Waterfall and Park where you can swim or listen to the bubbling of the cool mountain streams.  Make your way to Waianapanapa State Park to soak up volcanic landscapes of lava rocks, a black sand beach, and beach access caves. Stop to buy a nice lunch in Hana Town and capture some pictures of the old Hasegawa General store, Hana Hotel, and Fagons Cross. Reach Hamoa Beach for stretched of white sand old fishponds before heading to the Wailua Falls, a 180-foot waterfall with swimming ponds. Pay your respects at the final resting place of Charles Lindbergh. Snap pictures at the Manawainui Lookout of scenic views of volcanic lava fields and open pasture lands that stretch out from the mountain to the ocean. Return to your cruise ship or accommodation at the end of your Hana adventure. 

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What people are saying about Kahului

We enjoyed our hike thru the mini rainforest. Our guide, Mila was Wonderful! There was another family on the tour with 2 young children and Mila was extremely patient and helpful with them. She was very friendly and knowledgeable of the different plants in the area. The waterfalls make a beautiful backdrop for pictures, but the water is ice cold! Brrr! The hike is easy, and you don't really walk a long distance. One thing to note, the "Duration" time listed for this activity includes the hour (30 mins each way) it takes to drive to/from the destination, so deduct that time from your hike time.

Joel was our guide - he always patient, knowledgeable and friendly! Took us the extra half mile to the second waterfall, offered to take pictures, gave us lots of opportunity to swim & find fruits to sample! Great hike would do it again!!

It was just a wonderful experience all around. Our guide Nicole was super friendly and informative. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

Best part of our trip. Great guide, awesome & beautiful hike! We definitely will do this again- next time with our children!

Great hike, beautiful scenery and crystal clear waterfalls with cliffs available to jump from...