The vast, rolling red landscape is dotted with miniature buttes and plateaus reminiscent of the American Southwest. The geographic and cultural epicenter of the island is in Lanai City. If you’re traveling to Central Lanai from Hulopoe Bay you’ll pass through the Palawai Basin, an area once covered with pineapple fields. To the east, the Munro Trail leads to Lanaihale, Lanai’s highest peak.
- Hulopoe Bay: Home to one of America’s Best Beaches and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
- Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock): Take a short hike from Hulopoe bay to this iconic Lanai landmark.
- Lanai City: Charming central town, home to the Hotel Lanai and near the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lodge at Koele.
- Kaiolohia (Shipwreck Beach): This secluded beach features a ghostly ship still wrecked off shore.
- Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods): 4-wheel drive to this other worldly landscape.
The trail is named after George Munro, a naturalist from New Zealand who arrived on Lanai in 1890. The rustic Munro Trail begins just north of Lanai City, past the stables of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. Named for George Munro, the naturalist from New Zealand who arrived in 1890, this 12.8 mile, one-lane dirt road offers sweeping vistas amongst the majestic Cook pine trees introduced by Munro himself.
The trail offers spectacular views and the 1,600-foot elevation takes you through a rain forest filled with ohia lehua, ironwood, eucalyptus and pine trees. Only 2.5 miles into the trail you’ll find a scenic lookout. You'll discover stunning canyon views of Maunalei gulch. This is the only spot in the state of Hawaii from where one can see five other Hawaiian islands, but only on a very clear day (the islands are Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island).
Location: Begins just north of Lanai City and ends in the Palawai Basin.
Lanai City is home to an intact plantation town, something not found on any of the other Hawaiian Islands, dating back to the early 1920s and originally built around Lanai’s booming pineapple industry. It is located in Lanai’s central highlands and, at an elevation of 1,700 feet, is noticeably cooler than coastal areas of the island.
All the shops, restaurants and business of Lanai City are centered around Dole Park. This grassy spot is a popular place for locals to gather, meet and picnic. The towering pines lining the park provide just the right amount of shade on a sunny afternoon.
Location: Central Lanai, three miles from Lanai airport.
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