One of the top things to do in Hawaii is drive the Road to Hana Maui.
The centuries-old path is dotted with spectacular scenery, rustic towns, and plenty of Hawaiian culture. Fill the car up with gas, pack a picnic lunch, and hit the road to discover the Road to Hana stops on “Highway to Heaven.”
Location: Mile Marker #2
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Waikamoi Nature Trail
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Location: Mile Marker #17
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Hana Lava Tubes Maui
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Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
In order to see this bamboo forest in Hawaii, it requires hiking the Pipiwai Trail.
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The trail’s entrance is through one of the two holes in the fence (the third hole goes to another destination) and is located above the Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools). Pipiwai Trail is 4 miles roundtrip and gains 650 ft. elevation. In addition to the bamboo forrest you will also be able to see the stunning Waimoku Falls along this trail.
If you want to enter the forest through the Haleakala National Park, you’ll find the entrance towards the end of the Road to Hana at Hwy 31 mile marker 42.
Banana Bread Stops
On Maui, banana bread is serious business, and there's no better place to find the best banana bread than at the fruit stands on the Road to Hana. A few of our favorite stops are:
- Twin Falls stand - Mile Marker 2
- Unnamed fruit stand - Mile Marker 8
- Aunty Sandy’s - Mile Marker 17, turn off to Keanae Landing
- Halfway to Hana stand - Mile Marker 17
- Uncle Harry’s - Between Mile Markers 17 and 18
- Kaki’s Kafe - Between Mile Markers 28 and 29
- Hana Farms - Mile Marker 34
- Wailua Falls - Mile Marker 45
Kahanu Garden & Pi'ilanihale Heiau
Kahanu Garden is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. The garden is named after Chief Kahanu who owned the land in the 1800's. The gardens now extend to an impressive 484 acres of Hawaiian beauty, history and culture.
Pi'ilanihale Heiau, or "House of Pi'ilani" is an ancient temple. Construction of the temple started at the end of the 13th century and took over 300 years to build! It's one of the Polynesian peoples largest ancient temples.
The Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden
The Garden of Eden Arboretum & Botanical Garden is immaculately maintained with great ocean views, stunning photo opportunities, an art gallery, visitor center, and views of inaccessible waterfalls.
Entrance to The Garden of Eden also includes seeing:
- 100 Year Old Mango Tree
- Local Art Gallery
- Duck Pond and Bird Feeding area
- Keopuka Rock Overlook (as seen in Jurassic Park opening)
- Enchanted Forest
- Banana Patch
- Anthorium Garden
- Upper Puohokamoa Waterfalls (restricted access, so your only way of viewing the falls legally is from here)
Road to Hana Tours
Maui Hana Sky-Trek Half-Day Tour
View the world’s largest dormant volcano (Haleakala Crater), hidden waterfalls, and lush rainforests all from the sky!
This one of the best Hawaii bucket list items you don't want to miss!
Maui Hana Picnic Day Tour
How about some Grilled Herb Marinated Chicken and lightly Blackened 7 Spice Seared Ono while sitting next to a stunning Maui waterfall? Yes, please!
This tour includes splendid views of rugged lava sea cliffs, Ke’anae, a quaint Hawaiian village with peaceful taro fields and Waikani Falls all at a discounted price with Tripster!
Maui Hana Cave-Quest Full Day Tour
Experience the lava tubes like no one else with the Maui Hana Cave-Quest Full Day tour. Each tour features a visit to Ka’eleku Cavern (a giant subterranean lava tube) a one-hour scenic tour of ancient volcano formations, photo opportunities, a light morning snack, and a picnic lunch!
Oh and did we mention you'll be riding in style in a Luxury Limo-Van? Check out the discount tickets with Tripster today!
Road to Hana Adventure
All of the best stops with one low price. The Road to Hana Adventure offers a visit to Kaumahina State Park, Keanae Valley Lookout, Pua’a Ka’a, Waianapanapa State Parks, Wailua Falls and more!
Weather and time permitting you'll be able to take a refreshing swim break at Pua`a Ka`a State Wayside Park! Breakfast is included as well! Save your gas money for something else and book with your discounted ticket price with Tripster!
Hana Ultimate Tour
The Hana Ultimate Tour is a full-day adventure of all of the stunning Road to Hana stops. A luxury experience at a leisurely, relaxed pace you'll have plenty of opportunities to capture photos of the beautiful scenery on this seacoast tour.
This tour is for those who want to full experience of everything that the Road to Hana has to offer, without the luxury price tag. Get your Hana Ultimate Tour discount tickets today with Tripster.
Which Road to Hana Must Do Stops Will You Visit?
Traveling the Road to Hana Maui provides an up-close look at the true, natural beauty of the island.
The road, which has 600 curves and 59 bridges, winds through lush tropical forests, scenic ravines and cascading Hana highway waterfalls. It follows and ancient Hawaiian foot trail, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ocean cliffs, lava coastlines, and incredible black and white sand beaches line the stops along Road to Hana. Which is your favorite place to visit on the Road to Hana?