Photo of the Week: The Natural Beauty of Kalaupapa

Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Molokai, Hawaii

Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Molokai, Hawaii

We’re enjoying our time here on the Hawaiian island of Molokai and have witnessed some truly spectacular landscapes. It’s hard to choose just one, but this week’s travel photo seemed to jump out and scream “pick me, pick me!”

If you’re wondering why this picture looks familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen it on the blockbuster movie Jurassic Park. Now, we understand that most scenes were shot on the neighbouring island of Kauai, but we’re told by multiple sources that the steep sea cliffs of Molokai (including Kalaupapa) made an appearance on at least one of the movies.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park is located on a remote peninsula that is only accessible by airplane, boat, foot, or by descending 1,700 feet down the world’s steepest sea cliffs on the back of a mule. Stay tuned, more on that later.

Fun fact – Kalaupapa translates into “flat leaf”, which is what the northern peninsula looks like when looking down at it from the Molokai sea cliffs.

See more photos from our trip to Molokai here.


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A big thank you to the the good people at the Maui Visitors & Convention 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.