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This Hawaiian Island Is Banned To General Public — But Why?

Luke Kas

Published on 04-07-2021 by Luke Kas


Since 1952, the Hawaiian island of Niihau has mainly been off-limits to the general public. As a result, the “forbidden island” is highly sought by travelers who want to visit it. Geographically, Niihau sits on an extinct volcano, which had a landslide on its eastern side, and the total surface of the island is ten by 30 kilometers in size.

Photo: Courtesy of Sean O.