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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning view. We almost stopped where everyone was standing waiting on the sunrise next to the visitor center. Luckily we saw there was a trail that went up further to the right behind the rock..a little steep ....but well worth it. There was a woman...More

Thank AmberHu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Haleakala crater on our trip to Maui and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular views and landscape. We drove through rain and clouds to get to the top and there, above the cloud line, watched a great sunset. Spectacular colors and beauty. It was windy...More

Thank djmorgan77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to see an amazing site, go to the crater. It’s breathtaking. It takes a while to drive up there. Lots of twists and turns. If your car shows you the outside temperature, keep an eye on it. It drops pretty dramatically. If...More

Thank TheScranger
Reviewed yesterday

We've traveled to Maui about five times over the past decade and we've returned to Haleakala Crater all but one time. It's an amazing sight and so worth the drive. We've never traveled up for the sunrise (too lazy to get going that early) and...More

Thank TerLem
Reviewed yesterday

I love this volcano, I would recommend you go for SUNRISE rather than sunset as it is less busy but just as stunning. My kids loved it too.

Thank TorontoTrish
Reviewed yesterday

Long winding road gives new meaning to trying to get to Haleakala Crater. It is worth the drive, but be sure to bring a jacket because it is extremely windly and cold at the top. We visited during the first week of July and couldn't...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed yesterday

So we missed out on the tickets for sunrise and almost didn't go. I'm so glad we ran in to a local that convinced us its still awesome and really better at night anyway. We took the drive up in the evening which was a...More

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Truly an amazing experience not to be missed. The roads are well paved and nice to drive on, although there are a lot of winding turns. We drove it ourself and felt completely safe. This experience was more of a last minute decision for us...More

Thank FamilyTraveler971
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could not leave Maui without seeing the sunrise above the clouds at Haleakala National Park. It was quite an experience; I was up at 1 a.m, on the bus at 2 a.m, and up to the summit around 4:30 a.m right before the sunrise....More

3  Thank kelledstyle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing location to experience a sunrise! The self booking reservations were all booked so we took a Skyline tour which was a five star experience! Don’t miss this amazing spot!!!

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Zahra K
July 10, 2018|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
We did not experience any breathing issues for 2 middle aged people with their teen children (16 & 19). Some people may experience breathing issues since the elevation is around 10,000 ft. I can’t comment on the effect on... More
June 24, 2018|
Response from Steven K | Reviewed this property |
A lot of people during the day so you may wait for 5-10 mins for parking. Earlier is better because of less heat.
Denisse D
June 16, 2018|
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Response from dselvan | Reviewed this property |
You can drive all the way upto the top observation area at 10000 feet on paved roads in your rental car. Scenic drive too.