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“Finally made the trek and it was well worth it!”

Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Kula
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

For the many times we have been to Maui, we have never been to Haleakalā. We either didn’t want to wake up early or spend the day in the car. Today we finally decided to make the trip and it was totally worth it.

People are not kidding when they say it is like a different planet up there. It was simply beautiful and amazing. We chose to go midday after stopping for a very late breakfast in Kihei. The weather up top was a bit cloudy, but we still had amazing views of the crater and the big island. It was also 63 degrees up there, so wayyyy warmer than we thought.

Totally worth the drive. I might even try and sunset or sunrise trip next time.

1  Thank szobell
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Sure you go to Maui for the tropical weather, but sunrise at Haleakala was worth the 3:30 wake up and braving the <40 degree temperature. Memory of a lifetime

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have seen multiple pictures of Haleakala from the visits of my friends to this place and was super fascinated to visit. Although to see the sunrise, one has to make it to the top of the crater by 6 AM, which means getting up around 3-4 AM and making the long drive to the top of the crater. So it has to be planned with a lot of courage to get up early in the morning and for lethargic people like me, almost ruins half the day where I have to accommodate the pending sleep. But the views of seeing a sunrise above the clouds in totally worth it.

However, we could not make it there as recently the authorities have restricted the amount of cars that can go atop one day to control parking. And the tickets get sold out way in advance - so plan super ahead as Haleakala is one of the MOST popular activities in Maui and the passes sell out fast.

2  Thank SerendipityIndia
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you're lucky enough to get the chance to travel to Maui, go to Haleakala one way or the other. There's a bike trip down the mountain, not much pedaling needed. Or even just go to the summit. We recently went there on a trip to Hana tour. A great way to travel to the small town. Especially if you're on the other side of the island. This park is a great place for a short trek or a decent hike. There are sights here that are unbelieveable. I was able to get into a lava tube for a photo, but we couldn't get into the pools because of heavy rains a couple days before. Still well worht the long drive from Ka'anapali Beach.

3  Thank realdiehl57
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Haleakala is a must for visitors on Maui.
Love the views and the plants.
The road going up to the top of the mountain affords many views.
Loved the whole trip.
GO. GO. GO

Thank baloha
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