Natural attractions drive visitors to Maui in droves; from pristine beaches to a dormant volcano, Maui has a wide variety of fascinating and natural phenomena. One such phenomenon is the Nakalele Blowhole. Located on Maui’s Northwest coast, the Nakalele Blowhole is well worth a stop during your vacation to Maui.
Before you set off to see the fantastic display the Nakalele Blowhole has to offer, Parrish Maui has some tips and tricks. Continue reading for our guide on visiting the Nakalele Blowhole.
What is the Nakalele Blowhole?
The Nakalele Blowhole is a natural geyser located on Nakalele Point, also known as the Point. Water is trapped in an underwater lava tube, and with nowhere to go, wind and surf force out the top of the Naklele Blowhole. When the water shoots out, it can go as high as 100 feet in the air, which is quite an amazing sight. How often it erupts with seawater depends on the surf and the wind, but it can be as frequent as every few minutes.
Getting to the Nakalele Blowhole
You have to take a 1.2-mile out-and-back hiking trail to reach the Nakalele Blowhole. The trail is considered moderate, mainly because the terrain is very rocky. Make sure you wear proper shoes; sandals will not cut it on this hike.
Enjoying the Nakalele Blowhole: Tips & Tricks
The Nakalele Blowhole can be dangerous, so use caution when visiting. However, if you are safe, you are in for an incredible experience. We have some tips to ensure you stay safe and have a great time.
- Stay on Dry Rocks: You must traverse over rocks to view the Nakalele Blowhole. Injuries most commonly occur when people slip on rocks. Wet rocks are much more slippery than dry rocks, so stick to standing on dry rocks to avoid danger.
- Do Not Get Too Close: The closer you get to the Nakalele Blowhole, the wetter the rocks will be. However, even if you were to remain upright, the Nakalele Blowhole can suck people into the hole when standing over it. It is best to view this natural attraction from a distance.
- Do Not Turn Your Back to the Ocean: Always be aware of your surroundings. All it takes is one wave to cause you to fall. Therefore, never turn your back to the ocean when observing the blowhole.
- Visit on a Day With Wind: The Nakalele Blowhole’s eruptions depend on wind and water swells. If you visit on a day without much wind, it is more likely you will not be able to see the blowhole in action.
After a Sightseeing, Head Back to Your Maui Vacation Rental
The Nakalele Blowhole is a fantastic attraction that is sure to blow you away. After visiting, return to the comfort of your luxury vacation rental from Parrish Maui. We pride ourselves on offering the finest rentals in Kapalua and service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Please browse our collection online or call 877-854-9070 to speak to a reservationist.