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At over 10,000 ft, Haleakala is a popular spot for watching the sunrise on Maui, true to its name which means "House of the Sun" in Hawaiian. This dormant volcano is located on the east side of the island and is a must-see for anyone visiting Maui. Explore the beauty of the mountain's volcanic cinders & unique plant life during the day or get there before dawn to witness the crater being illuminated by a multitude of warm colors that stretch to the horizon.
About Haleakala
Haleakala National Park is located on Maui and extends from the Haleakala Summit at 10,023 foot (3055m) down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kipahulu coast near the town of Hana. These two sections; the summit area and coastal area of the park are not directly connected by road. However both of these can be reached from Kahului.

Operating Hours
Haleakala National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during severe weather closures.

 Center  Elevation  Hours
 Park Headquarters Visitor Center  7000 ft. (2134 m)  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 Haleakala Visitor Center  9740 ft. (2969 m)  Sunrise to Noon
 Kipahulu Visitor Center  coastal  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*(If you arrive at the park at a time when the entrance station is closed, please pay the entrance fee at the automated fee machine using cash.)

Park Entrance Fee
Per Person - $12
Admits one individual with no car to Haleakala National Park including Haleakala Summit and Kipahulu Areas; for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Private Vehicle - $25
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) and all occupants to Haleakala National Park including both the Haleakala Summit and Kipahulu Areas.

Motorcycle - $20
Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Haleakala National Park including both the Haleakala Summit and Kipahulu Areas.

Hawaii Tri-Park Annual Pass - $50
Admits the pass holders and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle (14 pax capacity or less) to Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. All other National Parks in Hawaii are free entry. Valid for 12 months from purchase date.

*All daily passes are valid for 3 days including the date of purchase. Non-transferable and non-transferable.

How to get there
• To the Summit Area (mountain): 30,000 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790 (Add 10 miles to reach the park entrance)
Park headquarters and the Haleakala Summit at 10,023 foot (3055m) can be reached from Kahului through Route 37 to 377 to 378. It takes about 2.5 hours from Kahului / 3 hours from Wailea / 3.5 hours from Lahaina.
• To the Kipahulu Area (coastal): Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713
Kipahulu is reached through Route 36 to 360 to 31. It takes approximately 4 hours driving from Kahului.
• There is no public transportation available either to or from the park.
• There are no gas stations in the park. The last place to fill up en route to the Summit Area is in Pukalani Town. If you are heading to the Kipahulu Area, the last gas station along the Hana Highway before Hana is in Paia Town.

Pro Tips for Your Visit
- There are 3 Visitor Centers at Haleakala National Park; Park Headquarters Visitor Center (7000 ft. / 2134 m), Haleakala Visitor Center (9740 ft. / 2969 m), and Kipahulu Visitor Center (coastal). You can see natural and cultural history exhibits, purchase souvenirs and memorabilia in there. You can also talk to staff naturalists who are happy to answer any questions you have about Haleakala National Park.

Fun Facts
• As the Hawaiian legend of Maui Island, Haleakala is the place where is the demigod, who is part human being and god, “Maui” lassoed the sun and released it after it agreed to move slower across the sky to make the day longer.
• There are many exotic plants which is native to the Hawaii Islands and contains numbers of endangered species that are found nowhere else on the earth.
Haleakala Silversword
The silversword, known as "ahinahina" to Native Hawaiians, is the most iconic plant you can find on Haleakala. This species is unique, making Haleakala Crater the only place you can see this plant in the world! A critically endangered plant, in 1927 only 1,000 of these plants remained. However, conservation efforts at the park have brought them back to about 5,000 specimens. White leaves that resemble hairs protect this plant from the ultraviolet radiation which is very strong at high altitude. Hawaiian silverswords live about 15 to 50 years, but bloom only once.
Nene Goose
The nene is the Hawaiian state bird. Once the global population of nene had dropped to only 30, but they were successfully reintroduced to Haleakala Crater in 1962. Captive breeding programs have been successful and brought their total population up to about 2,500 across Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and the Big Island.
*Please hike only on marked trails and watch wild animals and plants from a distance on the road. Many species including plants at the Haleakala National Park are endangered.

What to Expect: Weather
Q: How cold is it at the top of Haleakala?
A: The range of temperature at Haleakala National Park can be from a high of 80°F (27°C) in Kipahulu to a low of 30°F (-1°C) at the Haleakala Summit. In either area, weather can change quickly from clouds and rain to warm sunshine at any time. The weather at the park, especially at high elevation, is very unpredictable and changes frequently, even including intense solar radiation. The temperature drops about 3°F for every 1,000 foot rise in elevation on average (approximately 5°C for every 1,000 meter elevation rise), which makes the Haleakala Summit about 30°F (17°C) cooler than the coast.

Safety Information
• Due to high altitude and low oxygen levels, pregnant women, children under 16 years of age, those with a history of respiratory or heart problems, high blood pressure, obese persons (40+ BMI) & those who have been scuba diving within 24 hours should not travel beyond the visitor center.
• The Haleakala Summit and Kipahulu Districts are remote. Due to their remote location, it will take at least 45 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at either district from the nearest town. Visitors with respiratory or other medical conditions should be aware that the summit of Haleakala is at 10,000 ft above sea level and it's best to talk to your doctor before you plan your visit.

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    Stand 10,000 feet above sea level on the crater summit of the dormant volcano Haleakala! This spectacular Maui sunrise tour of the Haleakala National Park lets you see a beautiful sunrise from above the clouds before having a delicious breakfast.
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    From USD148.95

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    8 - 9.5 hour(s) (night)
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    Ascend to the tallest peak on Maui for a Haleakala sunset tour that will leave you breathlessly staring at distant horizons where clouds are painted in colors you'll have to see to believe! Book today for the best way to watch the sunset on Maui.
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    From USD176.87

    Tue, Wed, Fri
    7.5 - 9 hour(s) (afternoon)
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    See Maui's most popular attractions in one day! Fly above Haleakala Crater, explore Hana coast by car and swim at a black sand beach or at a waterfall. Enjoy a gourmet beach-side picnic lunch and get an exclusive tour of Hana Tropical Gardens.
    Meal Provided

    From USD392.90

    Early Booking
    6 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. The sunrise at the summit of Haleakala awaits you! Then go on a bike and zipline adventure through Maui's lofty trees and steep canyons.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD249.95

    8.5 - 11 hour(s) (night)
  5. Visit the peak of Haleakala Crater and ride a bike down its slopes! These Maui downhill rides combine an exciting mountain bike tour with some of the best sightseeing in Hawaii. Book the early option to see a Haleakala sunrise from the summit.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD166.67

    8 - 13 hour(s) (morning, night)
  6. Visit Haleakala Crater and ride down its slopes from the peak. These Maui excursions combine an exciting mountain bike tour with some of the best Hawaii sightseeing. Book the early option to experience a Haleakala sunrise tour from the summit.

    From USD82.29

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  7. Embark on a 9-hour adventure around Maui! Visit Haleakala Crater on a daytime tour. Next, see the sacred Iao Needle, located in the lush tropical Iao Valley State Park. See the picturesque town of Wailuku, home of flower farms and pineapple fields.
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    From USD125.91

    Mon, Thu, Sat
    9 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Fly over Maui's most remote areas with views of Haleakala's magnificent crater, Hana Town, the Seven Pools and fabulous coastline waterfalls

    From USD229.00

    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Ascend to Maui’s tallest point on a Haleakala sunrise tour. Watch clouds fill Haleakala Crater and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at Kula Lodge. This guided Maui excursion will show you Haleakala National Park at its best.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD177.03

    7 - 10 hour(s) (night)
  10. Fly above Maui's most popular and scenic attractions. See Haleakala Crater, tropical rainforests, black sand beaches & secluded waterfalls along Hana Coast. This helicopter flight around Hana lets you view hidden parts of Maui without the long drive!

    From USD280.00

    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Hike Maui's Haleakala Crater and experience the grandeur of this natural Hawaiian volcano. Its subtle energy is intense, ethereal, and absolutely silent! Experience both sides of Haleakala with desert-like views and abundant flora along a lava trail.
    Pick-up Provided
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    7 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Experience an unforgettable tour from the best place to get unobstructed sky views - Mount Haleakala. Hoku Hawaii Tours takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime Maui experience with cruise ship pick-up, a comfortable dinner, and memorable stargazing.
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    7 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. Take in the natural beauty of rain forest waterfalls and upcountry Maui on this ultimate Maui combo experience. Soar across upcountry valleys of Haleakala after spending the morning exploring and swimming at two beautiful, private waterfalls.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD238.54

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    6 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Visit Maui's largest volcanic mountain, Haleakala Crater, in this private tour to the summit that begins at sea level! Learn about the crater at the Visitor Center, explore it yourself on a short trail, and see the endangered Silversword plant!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD418.76

    5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Experience two thrilling Maui activities in one day! Combine an exciting self-guided mountain bike tour on the slopes of Haleakala with a spectacular 7-line zipline tour on the North Shore of Maui.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD187.50

    5.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Fly over two of Maui's most popular destinations: Haleakala & Hana Rainforest. Soar over a dormant volcano, see valleys and waterfalls. Enjoy an exclusive 15 min landing on a spectacular sea cliff and panoramic ocean views along Hana Road.

    From USD281.25

    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Get a unique experience in Haleakala with an unforgettable sunrise or out-of-this-world daytime view of Haleakala Crater from the Haleakala summit at 10,000 ft.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD161.46

    7 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning, night)

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