Iao Valley State Monument
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Iao Valley State Monument is located in the city of Wailuku, Hawaii. This natural wonder contains thousands of years’ worth of history and stunning scenery. It is a lush oasis with verdant rainforest vegetation and towering green peaks, which were formed by thousands of years of erosion. Visitors can explore Iao’s valleys, streams and trails, discovering ancient Hawaiian artifacts along the way. The main attractions here are the Iao Needle monolith and Kukaemoku peak - both towers 600 feet above sea level. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views from the top or take pictures from below; either way it’s an unforgettable experience!
Plan your visit
Heading to Iao Valley State Monument in Wailuku? Here are our top tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit: 1. Start planning early - check the opening times, weather forecast and pick a good time for your visit before booking tickets. 2. Pack a picnic lunch - enjoy fresh air and local food with stunning views of Iao Stream and the surrounding valley! 3. Make sure you bring plenty of water - it can get warm in Wailuku, so staying hydrated is important! 4. Wear comfortable shoes - be prepared to do some walking on trails with steps, roots, rocks & more! 5. Don’t forget sunscreen & insect repellent - there are lots of bugs around at certain times of year so don’t let them ruin your experience. 6. Take photos or videos - capture memories from a unique perspective that you can keep forever!