• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Places To Go

Molokai offers a variety of activities, which range from learning about the island's rich history to outdoor adventures.

Kalaupapa: To visit Kalaupapa, visitors must take the commercial tour offered through Damien Tours, which is owned and operated by a Kalaupapa resident. The tour provides stops at all major points of interest at Kalaupapa, including the Kalaupapa Bookstore. The tour stops for lunch at Kalawao on the windward side of the peninsula with scenic views of the north shore cliffs and off-shore islands.

Camping: There are no overnight accommodations or campgrounds in Kalaupapa settlement for visitors. The nearest camping facility is located at Pala'au State Park, topside Moloka'i. Pala'au State Park sits at an elevation approximately 1600 feet above Kalaupapa Peninsula at the edge of the steep north-shore pali cliffs of Molokai. The 233-acre heavily wooded park is located at the end of Highway 470, about 10 miles northwest of Kaunakakai, Molokai. The park has campgrounds for tent camping in an ironwood and eucalyptus grove plus a large covered picnic pavilion and bathrooms.

Nearby Attractions: There are a variety of nearby attractions on topside Molokai that also teach about the history of the island and offer outdoor. adventure.

Did You Know?

Mother Marianne Monument

Mother Marianne Cope nursed those suffering from leprosy in Hawai'i for 35 years. She arrived at Kalaupapa in 1888. Her philosophy of personal dignity in the face of death came almost a century before its adoption as the foundation of the hospice movement.