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Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside, Nahiku

Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside, Nahiku

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Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

1. Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 65+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Maui Road to Hana in 2-3 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in either Kahului or Hana. From Kahului, you’ll head through the bohemian town of Pa’ia and learn about the beginnings of the Hawaiian people. Your first beach, Ho’okipa, waits just ahead, a perfect destination for windsurfing. Then, spot Maui’s famously huge waves at Jaws Beach and hear about the history of Hawaiian surfing, before officially crossing the Zero Mile Marker and beginning the Road to Hana. Get a view of a roadside waterfall next, then cruise past a grove of Maui’s famous rainbow eucalyptus. Hike the short, lush Waikamoi Ridge Trail afterward, before stopping by the Garden of Eden Arboretum for more jungle scenery. Next, enjoy Maui’s famous coastline at Kaumahina State Park and snap some great photos from Nua'ailua Viewpoint. Continuing on, you’ll have the option to take a detour along Ke’anae Peninsula and learn the history of this picturesque place. Up next is the Wailua Valley Lookout, one of the best views on the whole island. Then there’s the sleepy village of Nahiku, once home to George Harrison! Learn about the long history of the Hana Highway as you make your way to the famous Nahiku Marketplace, where you’ll find all kinds of tropical goodies. After that, explore an ancient (and huge!) lava tube. Kahanu Garden is just beyond that, with over 400 acres of exotic flora. Then, stroll along a black sand beach at Waiʻānapanapa State Park, followed by dramatic red sand at Koki Beach. Next up is Hāmoa Beach, which has been kept in more or less its natural state by none other than Oprah! Then, finish your journey by hiking the famous and scenic Pīpīwai Trail. Finally, your tour will conclude at Kipahulu Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Maui. If you begin in Hana, you’ll see all the same spots traveling in the opposite direction.

Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour Bundle

2. Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour Bundle

This bundle includes the following tours: • Road to Hana • Road to Hana Sunrise • Road to Hana Beach Parks • Road to Hana Western Coastline Start any of these tours by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, each tour will start on a different part of the island, which your GPS will guide you straight to. Your tour of the Road to Hana follows the 65-mile historic road past some of Hawaii's most beautiful places. Along this route, you’ll find sparkling waterfalls, lush jungle vistas, stunning beaches, and so much more. Discover groves of rainbow eucalyptus, hike to the hidden gem of Twin Falls, and take a dip in Ching’s Pond, famous among the locals. Next, enjoy a picnic and ocean views at Waterfront Park before cruising on to the 173-foot Wailua Falls and the Instagram-famous Pipiwai Trail, featuring a lush bamboo forest unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can begin this tour in Kahului and drive to Hana, or go in the opposite direction if it’s more convenient! Your Sunrise tour begins in Kahului. To catch the sunrise, make sure you start early! From there, you’ll drive inland and learn about Maui’s rich culture, including the history of Hawaii’s very own cowboys! Take a detour to the lush Makawao Forest Reserve or continue directly toward your sunrise destination. Before long, you’ll begin your ascent of Haleakalā, a towering volcano offering the best sunrise views. Hear about ancient legends and myths behind this volcano as you ascend, then arrive at Haleakalā National Park. In addition to some great hiking trails, this is where you’ll find Red Hill, the highest point on the island and one of the best places in the world to watch a sunrise. Just make sure you reserve a pass to enter the park before sunrise, as this is not included in the tour! Your tour of Maui’s Beaches also begins in Kahului. From there, you’ll head to Mai Poina Beach, where windsurfers take to the waves. Then there’s Kalepolepo Beach, which adds some fascinating history to its idyllic scenery. Kama’ole Beach offers a dramatic rocky coastline for your Instagram story, while Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach are just plain fabulous beaches (though you might even spot some sea turtles here)! Finally, you’ll head to some famous lava fields for a different kind of fascinating scenery. Your bonus tour of the Western Coastline begins once again in Kahului. From here, you’ll drive out along the less-crowded West Coast for a view of the island not many visitors get! Along the way, you’ll experience weird geological phenomena like the Nakalele Blowhole, explore the fascinating Kapalua Labyrinth, and check out a few underrated gems like the Ukumehame Beach Park! It’s the perfect way to wind down your trip to Maui with an escape from the everyday.

Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

3. Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

Explore the beauty of Maui on the Road to Hāna Tour. Picture curvy roads and rugged coastline, tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crashing waves, and varicolored beaches. Make friends with the locals, and taste regional cuisine, listen to traditional music and stories of the region. Take in the dramatic scenic coastal drive that features bays, bluffs and cliffs on this 8-hour experience. This is a completely private tour with your guide, and the itinerary and timing can be modified. Pass through Mauiʻs Agricultural Basin, a relic of the bygone plantation era and an emerging variety of sustainability crops. Drive through Paʻia, a charming and eclectic bohemian town, and cruise by the North Shore to see the surfers and waves. Marvel at the natural beauty, such as dense Bamboo thickets, Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, waterfalls, streams, and a great variety of other tropical flora & fauna. Observe the depth of the majestic Wailua Valley, and explore coastal tide pools. Stop at the stunning Kaumahina Wayside Lookout for an impressive view of the cliffs & coast, and swim behind a waterfall at Pua'a Ka'a State Park. Visit the Ke’anae Peninsula, an isolated native Hawaiian settlement where you can appreciate the old way of life. Enjoy local sweets & treats at Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread Stand.

From Oahu: Maui Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour

4. From Oahu: Maui Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a thrilling sightseeing tour of Maui, starting with a drive through the charming streets of Paia. Then, head east along a magnificent coastline with views of world-famous windsurfing beaches along the way. Continue through the spectacular parks and valleys of lush, tropical vegetation. Take in vistas of amazing beaches, crashing waves, and cascading waterfalls before a drive through the luxuriant rainforest of the Hana Highway. Pass over thrilling single-lane bridges, and navigate hairpin curves. Time and weather permitting, end with an invigorating swim in a waterfall-fed pool at Pua Kaa State Park. Remember to bring your camera to capture the glorious sights of Maui’s hidden side.

From Maui: Private Road to Hana Day Trip

5. From Maui: Private Road to Hana Day Trip

Total Duration: 10 hours Safeway, 1090 Ho'okele St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA, 15 minutes Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Route 36, Maui, HI, 10 hours Bamboo Forest, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Ho'okipa Beach Park, Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779, pass by without stopping Ke‘anae Point, Maui, HI, 30 minutes Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree - stop upon request Waikani Falls, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Hana Highway, Maui, HI, 40 minutes Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI, 60 minutes Wailua Falls, Hana Highway just past Koali Ranch Cottage, Hana, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Charles Lindbergh's Grave, 40990 Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Kaupo, Kaupo, Maui, Hawaii, pass by without stopping Aunty Sandy's Banana Bread, 210 Keanae Rd, Ke‘Anae, HI 96708, USA, 15 minutes Charles Lindbergh's Grave, 40990 Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Laulima Farm, Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Ohe'o Gulch, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping, Maui Honey Bee Sanctuary, 16655 Piilani Hwy, Kula, HI 96790, USA, pass by without stopping

Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private)

6. Authentic Road To Hana Tour (Private)

Discover the beauty of Hana on this full-day tour in a comfortable and climate-controlled jeep. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in Maui, Lahaina, and Wailea, or be picked up from your cruise ship terminal in Kahului Harbor. Stay refreshed along the way with complimentary water and juice.  Hop aboard and be introduced to the beautiful landscapes, coastal sea cliffs, and majestic waterfalls of one of Maui's last untouched gems, Hana. See all of Hana's highlights in one day. Loop around the entire East end of Maui to admire ocean and mountain views directly from your jeep.  HIt the road early to bypass large crowds and buses and get direct VIP access to scenic points, beaches, and parks. Head to Ho’okipa Beach Park which is a famous surfing beach for locals and world class surfers alike. Take in the Rainbow Trees, large eucalyptus trees that have vibrant color branches and trunks. Continue to the Keanae Peninsula where you can stop at Aunty Sandy's Famous Banana Bread to buy a slice of this sweet treat. Visit the Pua’a Ka’a Waterfall and Park where you can swim or listen to the bubbling of the cool mountain streams.  Make your way to Waianapanapa State Park to soak up volcanic landscapes of lava rocks, a black sand beach, and beach access caves. Stop to buy a nice lunch in Hana Town and capture some pictures of the old Hasegawa General store, Hana Hotel, and Fagons Cross. Reach Hamoa Beach for stretched of white sand old fishponds before heading to the Wailua Falls, a 180-foot waterfall with swimming ponds. Pay your respects at the final resting place of Charles Lindbergh. Snap pictures at the Manawainui Lookout of scenic views of volcanic lava fields and open pasture lands that stretch out from the mountain to the ocean. Return to your cruise ship or accommodation at the end of your Hana adventure. 

Maui: Private Customizable Road to Hana Tour with Transfer

7. Maui: Private Customizable Road to Hana Tour with Transfer

Embark on a unique adventure around the island of Maui and see all of your favorite attractions along the renowned Road to Hana. Forget about the hassle of structured group tours. Get picked up from your accommodation for a private excursion with a custom route. Travel through the Road to Hana in an air-conditioned van and choose from many sites along the way to stop and explore. Swim in refreshing waterfalls, discover the Keanae Peninsula or Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside, walk into the Hana Lava Tube, and visit Hamoa or Koki Beach. Head into Wai'anapanapa State Park to gaze at the incredible black sand beach. Reach the town of Hana and stop to purchase lunch or a snack at your preferred restaurant.

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What people are saying about Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside, Nahiku

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I really enjoyed using this audio guide because I have a family of seven and didn’t want to pay the expensive per person rate. I loved the history lessons and how the Bluetooth in the app picks up exactly where your gps and guides you accurately on the tour. One note, The App needs to let people know how long the tour lasts and also reservations have to be made in advance for some of the locations you may want to visit. We couldn’t see the Black sand beach because we didn’t have a reservation. And that was a bummer.

Really enjoyed all the info, history and Hawaiian music along the way using the app! Very easy to use.

We got a lot of useful information, it would have been even better to get the information in German.

Joe was amazing! Incredible knowledge and great conversation!! Best way to see the island!!!

Good way to self pace! But timely with all the beautiful stops