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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed today

We were hesitant to make the drive after reading some reviews about how this wasn't for the faint of heart. I'm glad I decided to go despite that because it was one of best experiences I've had in Maui! We opted for the Sunset since...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alot of people showed up there in bikinis and swim wears. I did too which was a mistake. It was like freezing and quite high up so please bring a jacket and there is alot of nice hike.. beautiful look outs so bring hiking shoes...More

Thank angels_light444
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Haleakala had the most beautiful sunrise! We also took a bike ride down the mountain which was so much fun! This was an amazing experience for our family.

Thank Courtney J
Reviewed yesterday

We were fortunate the day that we visited Haleakala Peak because it was clear and the views were spectacular. The Big Island (Hawai'i) was in view from the observation area. It will be cold and windy on top of the 10,000+ ft. peak, so be...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed yesterday

Most people seem to go for sunrise (you need to make a reservation for this), but we went for sunset and it was absolutely magical. You go up the long twisty road, into and above the clouds, to arrive at the top with other-worldly views...More

1  Thank ChiLexi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You check the visibility before you make the drive, if cloudy and rainy it's still cool too see but you lose the whole effect of looking at the breathtaking vistas and views you will see if the visibility is clear, do your homework, but with...More

Thank ziggy2720
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for the sunrise one morning---make sure you bundle up--it is pretty chilly up there, but the sunrise is absolutely breathtaking!! Well worth the early rise to get there! make sure you call ahead for a reservation because they will turn you away if you...More

Thank cfavr59
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Haleakala as part of a Sunrise Bike Tour with Haleakala Bike Company. As the sun rose, we were in complete awe of the beauty rising over the clouds. I've seen many sunrises, but I have NEVER experienced one like we saw on top...More

Thank cdimont
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the crater for an astronomy tour. The view of the stars and planets was unbelievable and our tour guide, Becky, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. But the drive up and especially down the mountain are not for the timid or faint of...More

Thank lawyergirl47
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit of a drive up the crater but worth the views. The views of the crater are amazing. Lots of different hikes can be taken through and around the crater. If you go for sunrise or sunset, take your jacket and gloves as it...More

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Hoping to get a quick answer! We fly out tonight at 6:00, wanted to stay around the pool and feed koi this morning. Thought we may head from westin ocean villas on kaanapali to Haleakala to hike? Planning to eat lunch and leave here around 11:30. Be there by 1:00, hike for 1.5 hours then down to Kahului by 3:30. We have a 7 and 10 year old that would like to see the volcano. Good or bad idea?
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Makalani | Reviewed this property |
Bad idea due to altitude if you plan on heading into the crater at all. If you do go, be sure to pack lots of water to drink. You can explore the summit areas at 10k feet up looking all around. As the prior answer indicated... More
Hello! We are visiting Maui with our 5.5 year old and 2 year old boys in about a week. What is a good 1-day itinerary that includes a visit to Haleakala and maybe 1 or 2 other spots on the way back? I don't think we will do the sunrise tour as it will be too early for us to leave. Also, how long does it take from Kanaapali to get to the top? Thank you!
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Makalani | Reviewed this property |
Aloha - coming from Ka'anapali, budget about 2 hours so your little ones can take breaks from the long car ride. There's a county park in Pukalani with grass areas for them to run around on. Look up Tavares Community Center... More