Sunrise at Haleakula

In: Maui, Sightseeing

 

After viewing the sunrise at Haleakala Mark Twain wrote that it was ‘the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed’

 

Sunrise at Haleakala

 

SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA

If you decide to self drive yourself to watch the sunrise at Haleakala here are a few tips for you to consider.

  • Make sure you get to the summit an hour before sunrise to guarantee a good car parking space
  • As from February 1st, 2017 sunrise viewing reservations are required and only available at recreaton.gov
  • Reservations can be made up to 60 days before your sunrise visit. An entrance fee will also be charged (see nps.gov/hale  for pricing).  Payment by credit card is preferred
  • For information on what to wear, driving times etc go to nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/index.htm
  • For general information call 808 572 4400
  • To check the times for sunrise go to FAQ’s on nps.gov/hale
  • Fill up you car with gas (petrol) before you leave to drive to Haleakala
  • Bring food, water, sunscreen and warm clothing – you will be at an elevation of 10,023 feet or 3,055 metres. Temperatures at the summit are around 20 degrees colder than on the coast and quite often drop below freezing

 

THE HEADQUARTERS VISITORS CENTRE

  • Park entrance is at 7,000 feet or 2,134 metres
  • Restrooms open 24/7 except if park is closed due to bad weather

THE HALEAKALA VISITOR CENTRE

  • Located at the summit at 9740 feet or 2969 metres
  • Restrooms open 24/7 except if park is closed due to bad weather

 

Haleakala Headquarters Visitors Centre

 

If organised tours are more to your taste here a few for you to consider

 

POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE TOURS

 

Website:  www.polyadhawaiitours.com

Telephone:  888 206 4531

Polynesian Adventure Tours do a Sunrise Haleakala Tour with Breakfast

Tour time – 2am – 11.30am

See website for pricing and details

 

Sunrise at Haleakala with Polynesian Adventure Tours

 

ROBERTS HAWAII

Website:  www.robertshawaii.com

Telephone:  800 831 5541

Roberts Hawaii operates the Haleakala Sunrise Tour from Monday to Wednesday

See website for details and pricing

 

TEMPTATION TOURS

Website:  www.temptationtours.com

Telephone:  800 817 1234

Temptation Tours operate small group tours of 6-8 guests

See website for details and pricing

 

ADVENTURE MAUI.COM

Website:  www.adventuremaui.com

Telephone:  808 876 7777

Adventure Maui.com operate a Sunrise Bike Tour – You will be transported up to the summit to view the sunrise.  The van will then take you down to an elevation of 6,700 feet where you will cycle 26 miles down the slopes of Haleakala through Makawao Town, past sugar cane and pineapple fields on the lower slopes of Haleakala.  You will finish up at Paia Beach Park.

 

HALEAKALA BIKE CO

Website:  www.bikemaui.com

Telephone:  808 575 9575

Haleakala Bike Co operate a Sunrise Special Trip  which takes you on a one to one and half hour guided van tour of the park, then watch the sunrise at the crater.  At 6,500 feet you will be given your mountain bikes and gear for your 23 mile self guided ride down the mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

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