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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got up at 4am to make the drive up the crater. Very beautiful and peaceful once you get to the viewing area. The drive is quite long with many switchbacks. Make sure you have enough gas in your tank. Ensure you have booked your...More

Thank Vancouveriter
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to skip the queue and drove up in an Dodge MPV at 12 noon , no problem at all. Although there were drivers from opposite lane that are not familiar with driving at windy and descending roads and tend to cross to our...More

Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went up Haleakala at 6am to see the sunrise. It was spectacular. Quite cold so make sure you have warm clothes and also reserve a spot as numbers are limited. The road is very windy and no rails in many places.

Thank woolleyd
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a long, switchback-filled drive to get to the summit - and when you are there you are at 10,000 ft - looking down on one side to the clouds, airplanes and vast valley below. or you go to the edge of the crater...More

Thank Leeann F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Words fall utterly short of describing the experience of seeing the sun rise from the top of Haleakala. You must see the magnificence for yourself! Advice for those who wish to go.... Make your reservation through the Nat'l Park Service BEFORE you arrive in Maui....More

Thank Skip2870
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go anytime of day and enjoy the views on the drive up, great views at stop offs and summit views are like Mars.. I think? lol haven't been to mars yet but will review and compare when I get there. Hit visitor center. Take your...More

Thank Bkid43
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ride to Haleakala National Park was a long and winding ride on a tour bus. I was a little afraid of the height as we got higher and higher. Guardrails are not along every part of the road. However, the views are so amazingly...More

Thank LadyATL475
Reviewed 4 days ago

The view from the summit is amazing--like the landscape of Mars! Yes, it is cold and windy--wear the warmest clothes you brought to Maui--long pants, jacket, gloves. We went in the middle of the day, and enjoyed the view going up and coming back down....More

Thank Shirley13323
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At 10,023 feet, above the clouds and it feels like you are in a different world. Very impressive views. The cows on the way up were very interesting too. Not that they are cows but that they are free range and so high up.

Thank Justin O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the drive. The day was perfect and the clouds so fluffy, the air so clean. We stopped and registered our six year old for the Junior Ranger programme on the way up the mountain and the family was so proud on the way...More

Thank demcphee
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Judy Y
December 6, 2017|
Response from Michael808Wailuku | Reviewed this property |
Looking at the website, does not appear car license plates are a requirement to make the reservation. Just google Haleakala Sunrise reservations and you will find all the details. The biggest thing is the name on the... More
November 3, 2017|
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Response from Dearborn_dan | Reviewed this property |
We booked about a week in advance via the concierge at our hotel and had no problem. Call your hotel and see what they can do...
Jenn H
October 12, 2017|
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Response from swsnyder70 | Reviewed this property |
Do a google search for pictures of Haleakala sunrises and sunsets and I am pretty sure the sunrise wins by a long shot. Be aware that in addition to reserving a spot (at least 2 weeks in advance) there is also a good... More