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Nakalele Blowhole

Highway 30, between mile marker 38 and 39, Maui, HI
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Very Cool to See

This was an awesome place---just be aware that you should wear proper walking/hiking shoes because... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fabulous glimpse at the wild side

Nakele Blowhole is everything previous reviews state it is. Just past mile marker 38, steep and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Plano, Texas
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Highway 30, between mile marker 38 and 39, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an awesome place---just be aware that you should wear proper walking/hiking shoes because it is a bit of a hike down to the blowhole, but well worth the trip! The force of the water is incredible and you can get some really cool...More

Thank cfavr59
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nakele Blowhole is everything previous reviews state it is. Just past mile marker 38, steep and rocky descent, possibility of getting wet. But wow is it worth it! Please be mindful of the warnings and others around you. Definitely wear closed toe shoes! Warning to...More

Thank txmomofjandr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice drive to the North West coast of Maui to see the blowhole. Park and hike down as far as you want. Great picture spot. Don't make the same mistake that we did, wear tennis shoes.We didn't realize that there was such a hike down...More

Thank clemens227
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit of a drive out the highway past the Ritz hotel, look for the markers on the left side of the road. Make sure you are wearing shoes that are okay for hiking down rock, if you plan to get close to the blow...More

Thank 943colleens
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most interesting things to see (at least over the surface of the Ocean) in Maui. The drive itself is full of beautiful scenery (especially once you pass Kaanapali) and there are plenty of spots the park and enjoy the view...More

Thank ravelshark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View was amazing! If we didn't have a baby with us we would have climbed down for a closer look! Just wished there was an outhouse close by! Use the bathroom before you go up 😛

Thank wonderwall39
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful drive to get there. You have to hike down to the blowhole, shoes are recommended. It was easy for me but can be difficult for some. There were plenty of little kids that did it no problem. I carried a beach bag...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We parked in the turnout past mile marker 38 and took the left hand path down to the blowhole. Do not wear flip flops as the path is not marked, is steep and has loose sand/dirt and lots of rocks. It was windy when we...More

Thank Joltrm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am 43 years old and was wearing flats, yet I was able to carefully and slowly work my way down to see the blowhole up close. However, coming back up in my opinion was quite a bit of a work out. I would watch...More

1  Thank kmwilson75070
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed this quick jaunt with amazing views. There is plenty of parking, and the blowhole can be seen from the road. If you plan to trek down to the blowhole, I strongly suggest you take water and wear tennis shoes. It was a...More

Thank Christy W
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Nic H
What is the best time of day to visit the blow holes?
14 June 2017|
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Response from toothfairy0904 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I went mid-day and it was great views and a fun experience! It can get very windy on the hike--would recommend going on a less windy summer day. Don't go if it has just rained--trail will be muddy and... More
Kristen C
Is the drive from Lahaina easy? I am aware that 340 gets iffy to the East of the blowhole but want to know if the highway to the west of it is still "normal" (2 lanes, etc) and "safe."
21 April 2017|
Response from Missy S |
Yes, very easy.
Kristen C
Is there a decent view from the parking lot (or safely close by). We have a toddler so I am sure we won't be able to make the complete hike down but I would like to see it a little if possible...
21 April 2017|
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Response from Natsfandc | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can walk a short distance from your car and see the blowhole. Regardless put your toddler in closed toe shoes so he/she doesn't hurt his/her feet on the lava rock.