March 2, 2012 · 5:03 pm
Is how you pronounce ’Iao Valley, “valley of dawning inspiration.” It’s a lovely, lush valley that cuts into the volcanic cone that forms West Mau’i. Once reserved for Hawaiian royalty, it is now the home of a number of botanical gardens and exporters.
Gardens at the 'Iao Valley State Park
The physical feature that sets it apart is the ‘Iao Needle.
- The first sight of the needle
View of the Needle from the gardens