2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Road to Hana Tour
Aloha! Explore the Hana Highway, Maui’s top attraction, with this self-guided audio tour! The 65-mile scenic Road to Hana tour will take you past some of Hawaii’s most beautiful sights, and this accompanying audio tour will point out the very best that Maui has to offer as you drive. The Road to Hana tour is one of those bucket list items in Maui that you should put on your must-do list.
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About the Tour
Wherever you begin the day, you’ll drive through Kahului and officially start your journey from there, cruising along the Hana Highway through Paʻia and past Hoʻokipia. From there, you’ll arrive at the official Mile Marker Zero location for the route, and then it’s 35 miles to the town of Hana.
Then, Enter the Rainbow Eucalyptus, also known as the Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum, or Rainbow Eucalyptus, and its array of colors are a natural phenomenon.
Along the way, Twin Falls is the first easily accessible string of waterfalls and pools on the Road to Hana. It also has one of the better snack stands on the journey. Twin falls are typically underrated by guidebooks and are a worthy stop.
Don’t miss the Waikamoi Ridge Trail on the Road to Hana tour; an often unnoticed attraction on the Pacific’s most fabled road climbs towards the sky just past mile marker nine between Twin Falls.
And, of course, visit the so-called Ching’s pond. What to say about Ching’s pond? Bluntly – while Ching’s is nice, it isn’t spectacular – and unless you live here, you probably don’t have time for the less than spectacular – especially if you’re doing the Road to Hana tour in a day.
Along the way, Waterfront park with a black sand beach, picnic tables, BBQ grills & restrooms. Oceanfront Park, known for its dark sand & powerful waves, features grassy picnic areas & broad views. Wailua Falls is a waterfall on the island of Kauai, part of the US state of Hawaii. The 173-foot falls are located on the South Fork Wailua River near Lihue. The waterfall is prominently featured in the opening credits of Fantasy Island’s television series. The Pipiwai Trail– with its stunning waterfalls, colossal bamboo forest, idyllic stream, and more beautiful than you can imagine- is simply one of the best hikes on Maui.
Finally, we’ll end the tour at the Kipahulu Visitor Center, located near the end of Hana Highway on the eastern shore of Maui.
Black Sand Beach Reservation
Yes, you do require a reservation to visit the famous black sand beach of Maui and the rest of the Wai’anapanapa State Park. This rule was implemented to combat the way that growing numbers of visitors made the park less enjoyable for both tourists and residents. Reservations for Wai’anapanapa can be made here. To visit Wai’anapanapa by car, you must make a parking reservation and a separate entrance reservation for all members of the party. Parking for a standard car is $10, but larger vehicles pay an increased fee. Walk-in entry is $5. Note that the Wai’anapanapa State Park is located at mile marker #32, which is roughly 53 miles from Kahului, so a good way through the journey. A reservation doesn’t just grant you access to the black sand beach but also to the park’s other features such as the native hala forest, heiau (religious temple), sea stacks, blow holes and so much more.
Starting Point Address
Road to Hana: 5059 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Reverse tour: 41145 Hana Hwy, Kula, HI 96790
What You'll See
Welcome to Road to Hana
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Mile Marker Zero of the Road to Hana
Twin Falls Maui Waterfall
Waikamoi Ridge Trail
Garden of Eden Arboretum
Kaumahina State Park
Honomanū Bay & Access/Parking
Nua'ailua View Point/Bay
Detour: Ke’Anae Peninsula
Wailua Valley Lookout/Park
Upper Waikani Falls
Pua'a Ka'a State Park
Hana Lava Tube
Kahanu Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden
Waiianapanapa State Park
Hana Bay Beach Park
Koki Beach Park (Red Beach) & ‘Ālau Island
Waioka Pond (Venus Pool)
Haleakala National Park
Kipahulu Visitor Center
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome to Road to Hana
Stop 68 : Haleakala National Park
Since this is a driving tour, you only need to buy one tour per car.
To say that the road to Hana is a long and winding road would be an understatement. This iconic stretch of highway entails six-hundred and twenty turns and 59 Bridges.
The Road to Hana is a two-direction road. You can go from Kahului to Hana, or reverse directions, starting in Hana and working your way southwest.
While driving the Road to Hana is a destination in and of itself, there are many attractions that can be found along the highway. Among these are Ho’okipa Beach Park, the stunning Rainbow Eucalyptus Grove, Kaumahina State Park, and Haleakala National Park. All of these spots are easily accessed from the Road to Hana.
If you’re nervous about traveling alone, a driving tour from Action Tour Guide will help you get the most out of your solo adventure. Ensure that your car is in good condition for a long drive and is fully fueled up. Don’t forget to pack some snacks, water, and toiletries, and you can hit the road!
Maui is the second largest Hawaiian island, but it is still relatively small with a land area of about 730 miles. A drive around the full perimeter of Maui will take about 10 to 12 hours.
Leaving around 7am will leave you with plenty of time for driving and for a couple of interesting stops. It’s important to be clear about where you want to stop and how much time you will be spending at each one.
The Road to Hana requires careful driving, however, a Road to Hana tour is not inherently dangerous for well-prepared travelers.
Most people drive the Road to Hana starting in Kahului and finishing up in the town of Hana. However, the Road to Hana can also be driven in reverse, going from Hana backwards to Kahulu.
First, you’ll want to avoid being careless about your timeframe. The Road to Hana takes a long time. Secondly, you will want to make sure that your car is in excellent driving condition and it has been filled with gasoline.You’ll want to bring along plenty of snacks and water to sustain you in between your stops. It’s a good idea during any roadtrip to stock up on things to eat and drink as you drive.
How many tours should I buy?
Since this is a driving tour, we recommend buying one tour per car.
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket to any attraction on tour.
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!