The Ke’anae Peninsula was created from an immense lava flow originating from Haleakala Crater. Centuries ago Hawaiians brought soil down, by hand, from the mountains to create the Ke’anae Peninsula. Their amazing display of physical labor is a testament to how revered this land is in Hawaiian culture.
In recent times, the peninsula is also home to some very tasty banana bread that perfectly compliments the variety of tropical fruits found at stands along the Road to Hana. You will also find taro fields, animals grazing and world-class fishing. It’s known for its wonderful opportunities for capturing photos of the North Shore’s powerful waves crashing against Maui’s black, jagged lava rocks.