VIDEO: The Scenic (and dizzying) Drive to Halawa Valley

Halawa Valley, Molokai

The Scenic Drive to Halawa Valley, Molokai

Home to spectacular vistas, lush sea cliffs and cascading waterfalls, exploring the ancient Halawa Valley is one of the most popular things to do on the Hawaiian island of Molokai (did you watch the short video from our hike to Moa’ula waterfalls?).

But in order to reach the  Halawa Valley, one must first travel 48 km’s (30 miles) from the main town of Kaunakakai to the most eastern point of Molokai. It’s a beautiful drive that passes secluded beaches, rocky bluffs, oceanfront villages and dense forest before it descends several kilometers down a series of windy switchbacks.

It’s often compared to the legendary ‘Road to Hana’ on Maui, only a much shorter version.

It was raining on the drive into the park but the skies cleared up after our hike to Moa’ula waterfalls, so we decided to shoot some footage of the drive from Halawa Valley to Kaunakakai.

Click on the image to watch our video from the drive

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A big thank you to the the good people at the Molokai Visitors Bureau for hosting us and introducing us to the beautiful island of Molokai.

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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.