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.
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.
Tours & Tickets
Soak in unbeatable views of East Maui on this thrilling 55-minute helicopter tour! Flying over famous Hana and Haleakala National Park, you’ll be treated to ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
Experience Maui’s diverse landscapes – from the countryside to the coast – on this small-group luxury day trip. Aboard a luxury limo-van, soak in sweeping ... Read more
Duration: 9-10 hours
Spend the day exploring central Maui on this scenic drive to volcanic Haleakala crater, Iao Valley, the unique rocky pinnacle known as the Iao Needle and ... Read more
Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Start your day on Maui at the top of the world! This small-group guided tour, for just up to eight guests, gives you an exclusive view of the famed Haleakala ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Awaken your senses on this small-group day trip highlighting Maui’s best sights, scents and tastes! With your guide, travel to the top of Maui’s highest peak ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)