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Molokai is separated into 3 regions: Central Molokai, the West End and the East End. 61 kilometres long and just six kilometres wide, Molokai is in the center of the Hawaiian Island chain and is just 40 kilometres southeast of Oahu, twelve kilometres away from Maui.

Two volcanoes formed Molokai: Maunaloa on the West End and Kamakou to the east. Spend some time in Maunaloa town and you’ll notice it is dryer, flatter and more arid here than in the rugged, verdant valleys of East End. Eastern Molokai features largely inaccessible mountains and sea cliffs. Mt. Kamakou is Molokai’s highest point (1,514 metres) and the sea cliffs of the North Shore Pali are the tallest in the world (1,100 to 1,200  metres). Kalaupapa Peninsula juts out from north central Molokai, home to the isolated Kalaupapa National Historical Park.