Papawai Scenic Lookout
Papawai Scenic Lookout
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Virginia44,720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The lookout is located off Highway 30 between mile markers 8 and 9. During the winter months, it is known as the best place on Maui for humpback whale watching. Views of the coast, mountains, Pacific Ocean and some neighboring islands are incomparable. There is a parking lot and designated guard-railed viewing area. This is a great photo op spot.
Written May 21, 2022
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USMC_Recon_2003
United States183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
If you love humpback whales like I do, + gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, then this is the place for you! The whales are so spectacular as they frolic in the ocean, spouting, rolling and my favorite, breaching! the sunrise and sunset here are simply AMAZING! This is one place you ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT want to miss! You WONT regret it!
Written March 14, 2017
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wolfie_n
Dallas, TX375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
We stopped here twice, once on our way to Lahaina and again on our way back. We saw lots of whales both times. On our second stop, we stayed to watch the sunset, which was beautiful. The day after this, I met a photographer who told me he came to Maui specifically to take sunrise pictures at Haleakala and sunset pictures at this lookout. He told me this was one of the best places in the world to see the "green flash" that sometimes occurs at sunset. I wish I had known that while I was there so I could have watched for it.
Written September 5, 2012
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Allen and Kathy
Laguna Niguel, CA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
This lookout is a must stop during whale season Dec to April. We stopped here five times during our seven days in Maui this March. Whales in all directions. Make sure you bring your binoculars to get close up views and you will see whales jumping out of the water. Suggest cameras with viewfinders since sun affects displays. Getting out of parking lot can be an adventure depending on time of day
Written March 15, 2014
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saintba
Buenos Aires, Argentina7,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
This is a great lookout spot with gorgeous views. I know many people don't bother with look out spots and think it's not worth getting out of your car to do but I'd highly recommend this spot.

People are constantly taking photos and coming and going so we never have a problem getting a parking spot. It's a good spot if you have young kids as you can spot whales and we saw several giant turtles below. "Turtle Town" which is a spot that Turtles love is in this area so there are typically many turtles below which is fun for the kids.

Great spot for some quick photos and gorgeous view. I've never come here for a sunset but I'd imagine it's gorgeous!
Written July 5, 2013
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slonichek
Los Angeles, CA1,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
Very nice lookout above the sea, between Maalea and Lahaina looking south and west sides of Maui, good for whale watching and sunsets, especially if you take trail that goes down the shore.
Written December 21, 2011
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mauimann
Maui, HI244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
this very busy lookout is easily seen...it's right on the highway...I have no idea where that name came from I've Maui 36 years and have never heard it referred to by that name...
at any rate it has parking and as most other have said offers truly fantastic views and excitement...very popular...stunning sunsets...

I know it as just 'the Pali Lookout' or McGregor Point, which is actually nearby with an old light beacon...alot of locals shorefishing...
Written March 20, 2016
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JeffL718_41
New York City, NY93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Driving south and toward the convergence valley between the two mountains of Maui, on the western south shore of the island is the overlook that is amazing. Great pic spot and views of some of the other islands, as well as the different shades of color within the pacific ocean...
Written September 28, 2013
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Louise619
Campo, CA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Make sure that you stop and take time to enjoy the amazing views. 'Don't rush through this stop. If you have time take your camera and get lots of shots. You won't regret it. Aloha
Written January 19, 2014
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judogayle
Honolulu, HI74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Saw several whales and the access was easy from the main road. Beautiful views. Visited earlier in the day.
Written February 12, 2019
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