Got an email today from my girlfriend who just returned from hawaii. She advised me that the best time to go to Hanauma was around 2 in the afternoon. She says " If you don't get there first thing in the morning, it is overcrowded and no parking. There is no overflow parking and everyone lines up on the road - problem is they WILL ticket you. They don't let a car in for every car that comes out, so it becomes messy!! In the afternoon, most tours and many people leave and it isn't a problem. "
I have never heard this before..only to get there by 9am. Anyone else gone in the afternoon?