Things To Do
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: Camping is prohibited at Kalaupapa National Historical Park. There are also no overnight accommodations 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?
Father Damien's life and death among his people at Kalaupapa focussed the attention of the world on the problem of leprosy and the plight of its victims. After Damien's death in 1889, the people of England established a fund and a commission for the scientific investigation of the disease.