Keanae Lookout


About Keanae Lookout


Jutting into the rugged waters on Mauis northern shore along the Hana Highway, the Ke’anae Peninsula features rocky shores were waves crash and splash with awesome force. Stop by the Keanae Lookout for a thrilling experience of Mother Nature’s power. Nearby theres an old Hawaiian church that was built in 1856. (Photo: Kamal Aboul-Hosn/Flickr)


Ke’anae Peninsula was formed by a prehistoric yet geologically recent lava flow that traveled down Keanae Valley from Haleakala to the sea.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Duration: About 10-15 minutes, time permitting.
  • Insider Tip: Around the peninsula, locals still grow Taro (used to make Poi), and gather daily to catch fish for dinner.
  • Fun Fact: The 1946 tsunami that struck Maui almost obliterated the peninsula and destroyed all buildings except for the old church.
  • What to Expect: Scenic Island Lookouts and the Maui coastline.