The lunar landscape of Haleakala Crater covers an enormous expanse – so big that Manhattan could squeeze inside. The world’s largest dormant volcano, the crater is protected by the Haleakala National Park.
This is the place for stunning views of cinder cones, wild hiking trails, Hawaiian legends and rare endangered species.
Gazing into the huge crater is an awe-inspiring sight, and several hikes lead across the crater floor.
Haleakala last erupted in 1790, and the odds are good that it could blow its top again one day.
a most amazing experience.... swimming with the turtles is a memory never forgotten
This was without doubt 1 of our favourite trips. Stunning views and a great guide. Bring a coat as it was windy at the top.
It was an experience of a lifetime! Wayne, our tour guide was very knowledgeable
and pleasantly friendly.
Haleakala National Park extends from the summit of Haleakala Crater to the coast near Hana. The only way to get here is by hire car or organized tour.
To drive to the summit of Haleakala Crater from the nearest town, Kahului, follow routes 37, 377 and 378. It’s around a 1.5 hour trip.