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Matalanga 'a Maui

Legend tells how the demigod Maui thrust his digging stick into 'Eua and pulled it back and forth in anger at his mother, threatening thereby to upset the island.

To visit the pothole that remains from this event, head south of the turnoff to Taina's Place, take the first bush road on the left, and walk inland about 10 minutes.

You'll need intuition or a guide to locate the pit hidden in the middle of a plantation on the right, although the lower level of the trees growing in it is an indicator. Holding onto vines, you can get right down into Matalanga 'a Maui itself for an eerie view of jungle-clad walls towering around you.

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