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North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

Maui, HI
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Ranked #119 of 231 attractions in Maui
Type: Scenic Drives
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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was told this would be a beautiful but white-knuckle drive, and I was told I should drive from west to east (clockwise). This was really great advice, as you will be on the inside lane rather than on cliff's edge. Driving north from Lahaina, after passing Kapalua, the road becomes a little more narrow and a lot more curvy.... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We took this trip without realizing the danger and once you start it is hard to turn around. It is mostly a one-lane road and there is no way to turn around. The driver certainly cannot enjoy the views and the passenger has to help look for oncoming traffic so not much enjoyment there. Would not do it again and... More

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Gold Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We didn't plan to do this drive, but just kept on going past Honolua Bay. I didn't look at the map too closely & to be honest it didn't look to bad on paper! However, we had such fun, but it was not for the faint hearted. If you aren't comfortable with sheer drops, hair pin bends and many, many... More

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Molokai, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This road is well worth traveling, but requires some patience as some loops are so narrow you have to wait for oncoming traffic to clear - and you can't always see around the mountain sides to know if traffic is coming. One of the cars has to back up, and it is usually the Kahului side drivers that give right... More

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Dallas, Texas
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939 reviews 939 reviews
460 attraction reviews
1,024 helpful votes 1,024 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Admittedly, some of this drive is on single track roads with no guard rails, with sheer drops down the cliffs. This is why some people have rated this attraction as terrible. However if you take your time, drive carefully and do it during the day, not when it is dark, then it is a beautiful drive, with stunning scenery and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful views but really wondered what would happen if we met on coming traffic. At times I thought I was in Ireland or Scotland with the lush, green, rolling hills. Lovely little town and the best art gallery at the top of the hill. Very picturesque.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I did this drive twice in the same trip. First on a rented motorcycle, in the rain, by myself - AWESOME ! I went from Lahaina to Wailuku and back again. Then my wife and kids were curious about the blowhole, etc so we went in the rental car and wound up going all the way to Kahakuloa. Yes, it... More

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Wailea, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My family and I were driving the north loop of Maui today, thoroughly enjoying the sights. Really worth the effort, actually, the road itself was much better than one year ago, having been newly paved. We stopped at Julia's Banana Bread stand ("best banana bread on the planet") and headed up the hill out of Kahakuloa Village onto the rest... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

First off, if you are not sure about the drive, check it out inch by inch on google earth. Yes its on street view. Worth the drive but take it easy and enjoy the drive and views. Pull out and have a look whenever you get a chance instead of rubber necking it. Best drive is from Kapalua side as... More

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vancouver BC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

RT 30 is a nice tame scenic route. Loved it. Careful tho - It somewhat suddenly turns into RT 340 - a one lane two way snake that will leave most drivers ... well search Trip Advisor for 340. :)

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