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  • Address: State Highway 330
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: US$5 per person or US$10 per vehicle


Haleakala National Park

On the southeastern coast of Maui sits Haleakala National Park. It takes up more than 33,000 acres, including the volcanic crater for which the park is named.

The park was originally much larger when it was first created in 1916, as it also included what later became Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Haleakala is a dormant volcano in the park, which experts believe last erupted somewhere in the late 15th to early 17th century. The enormous crater that you can see today stretches almost seven miles across.

Aside from the volcanic sights in the park, there is a lush coastal area called Kipahulu, some of which is an off-limits nature reserve and some of which you can visit.

Sunrise visits to Haleakala are particularly popular, with many headed to the crater's summit just to see the sun come up over the red volcanic landscape. Nighttime trips offer their own spectacular displays, since extremely good visibility and atmospheric conditions allow you to see an array of stars and even the Milky Way.

Practical Info

Haleakala National Park is open year-round and 24 hours a day, so you can get the full enjoyment of the night sky as it warms into sunrise. Just remember that even if it's warm at the beach, it'll be very cold at the summit of the crater, so pack for freezing temperatures. The Haleakala Visitor Center is open from sunrise to 3 pm. You'll need to book a tour or rent a car to reach the park, as there's no public transport into the park itself. To drive to Haleakala National Park from the nearest town, Kahalui, follow routes 37, 377 and 378. It’s a 1.5-hour trip. A three-day vehicle pass costs $10, including park entry for everyone in the car.

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Spectacular Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour

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Location: Maui, Hawaii
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Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

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East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

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Maui Downhill Bike Ride

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Haleakala Zipline Adventure

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Haleakala Crater Hike

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