Top 5 favorite Hawaii natural wonders: HAWAII Magazine facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM
We’ve counted the votes from our latest HAWAII Magazine facebook ohana poll question: What’s your favorite Hawaii natural wonder? The top vote-getters are on the pages ahead.
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We’ll be posting our next ohana poll question on HAWAII Magazine’s facebook page in the days ahead. OK, here we go. Here’s the top five countdown of our facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii natural wonder.
No. 5 (tie)
HANAUMA BAY (OAHU)
Hanauma Bay, near the southeast tip of Oahu is both a nature preserve and a marine life conservation district. An estimated 400 species of fish reside in its typically gentle waters. It’s also, of course, a very popular snorkeling destination. It's important for visitors to do their part in helping to preserve the bay's delicate ecosystem. At Hanauma Bay, and at snorkeling spots throughout the Islands, please do not touch the sea creatures and coral. Also, make sure that you don't leave litter on the shorelines. Aloha!
OHEO GULCH (MAUI)
The freshwater pools at Oheo Gulch, also known as “Pools of Oheo,” (and misidentified in old guidebooks as “Seven Sacred Pools”) are situated on the lower slopes of Maui’s Haleakala volcano. Fed by waterfalls, the tiered pools (there are more than seven) are in an area of Haleakala National Park called Oheo Gulch, about 10 miles south of Hana. Typically, visitors begin the 2-mile trek to the pools at the park’s oceanside Kipahulu Visitor Center. In addition to swimming in the pools, visitors may further explore the area’s hiking trails. Pipiwai Trail, which leads to 400-foot Waimoku Falls, starts at the pools.
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