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. Guidebooks typically underrate twin falls 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- 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
You 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 how growing numbers of visitors made the park less enjoyable for tourists and residents. Reservations for Wai’anapanapa can be made here. To visit Wai’anapanapa by car, you must make parking and separate entrance reservations for all party members. 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 and the park’s other features, such as the native hala forest, heiau (religious temple), sea stacks, blow holes, and so much more.
Rockfall Repair and Mitigation Road Closure Notice
Due to safety issues in the wake of a recent rockfall, the County of Maui will close Hāna Highway from Alelele Bridge to Lelekea Bridge near Kīpahulu in East Maui beginning May 10. Motorists cannot travel between Hāna and Kaupō areas during the closure, which may extend up to a month.
Starting Point Address
Road to Hana: 5059 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Reverse tour: 41145 Hana Hwy, Kula, HI 96790
Drive Your Way to Paradise
Experience the natural beauty and vibrant culture of Hawaii at your own pace with our All Hawaii Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle! Enjoy the freedom to explore the islands on your own terms, we guide you to the best hidden gems and must-see attractions. From the stunning beaches of Maui to the lush rainforests of Kauai, this bundle has it all. So, grab your keys and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in paradise!
How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
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
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.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.