Things To Do in Hana
Things To Do in Hana:
From Maui vacation resorts in Kaanapali and Wailea, Hana is on the far side of Haleakala Mountain at the remote eastern end of the island.
Hana is a drive of about three hours one way from both Maui tourist resort areas, from Kaanapali in West Maui, and from South Maui by Wailea. The driving time from the Maui resorts and return means a trip to Hana is a full day trek.
If you are taking a day trip to see the sights in Hana, a list of things to do in Hana will help you make the most of your time there.
Recommendation: Leave as early as possible -- if you want to go all the way to Hana or past to Oheo Pools.
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO GO ALL THE WAY TO HANA.
You can make a shorter trip -- because by the time you drive halfway to Hana you will have seen one of the most spectacular sights: the Rain Forest.
So Hana things to do are in three categories:
1. Things To Do ON THE WAY TO HANA
2. Things To Do IN HANA
3. Things To Do BEYOND HANA
1. THINGS TO DO ON THE WAY TO HANA:
PAIA Town is the gateway to the Road to Hana.
Just past HOOKIPA BEACH, from the overlook watch windsurfers, surfers, and kiteboarders (depending on wind and surf conditions).
TWIN FALLS can be seen after a short hike from the road.
LINKS to Things To Do ON THE WAY TO HANA:
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ROAD TO HANA.
MAP of the ROAD TO HANA clickable for more information.
Order Book: 'The Road to Hana', by Kristen Whatley
Order Book: 'A Pocket Guide to Maui’s Hana Highway', by Angela Kepler
Order Book: 'Hana Highway Mile by Mile' - The Road to Hana & Beyond, by John Derrick
The gateway to the Road to Hana is PAIA TOWN.
HOOKIPA BEACH where you may watch windsurfers, surfers, and kiteboarders.
Stop at TWIN FALLS on the Road to Hana.
Link to web page for GARDEN OF EDEN on the Road to Hana.
Stop at HALFWAY TO HANA to take a break for refreshments.
Stop at KEANAE ARBORETUM on the Road to Hana.
Stop at KEANAE PENINSULA overlook or drive down to it on the Road to Hana.
Stop at WATERFALL WAYSIDE on Road to Hana.
ROAD TO HANA website.
The Waterfall Wayside is near the end of the RAINFOREST, so this is a good place to turn back if you want to cut your trip short.
Or you may decide to drive farther to see the Ranchlands of Hana.
2. THINGS TO DO IN HANA:
At WAINAPANAPA STATE PARK you can see a Black Sand Beach.
LINKS to Things To Do IN HANA:
Link to web page for WAIANAPANAPA STATE PARK in Hana.
Link to web page for BOTANICAL GARDEN in Hana.
Link to web page for HANA GARDENLAND in Hana.
Link to web page for GLIDER RIDE in Hana.
Link to web page for LAVA TUBE TOUR in Hana.
Link to web page for HANA CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM in Hana.
Link to web page for HASAGAWA GENERAL STORE in Hana.
Link to web page for luxury HOTEL HANA-MAUI in Hana.
Link to web page for photos of HAMOA BEACH in Hana.
HANA TOWN website.
The Hamoa Beach Loop is a good place to turn back if you want to cut your trip short after seeing Hana.
Or you may decide to drive farther to see Oheo Pools in Kipahulu beyond Hana.
3. THINGS TO DO BEYOND HANA:
Stop to see WAILUA FALLS.
LINKS to Things To Do BEYOND HANA:
Stop at WAILUA FALLS beyond Hana in Kipahulu.
Link to web page for OHEO POOLS beyond Hana in Kipahulu.
Hike two miles up PIPIWAI TRAIL through a bamboo forest to see 185 feet Makahiku waterfall and Waimoku Waterfall 400 feet high.
Hike two miles to WAIMOKU FALLS 400 feet high at the end of Pipiwai Trail through a bamboo forest and past Makahiku waterfall 185 feet high.
After seeing Oheo many visitors turn back at this point to return the same way they came before nightfall.
Or you may decide to drive farther to see more of Kipahulu beyond Oheo.
THINGS TO DO BEYOND OHEO:
Visit LINDBERGH'S GRAVE.
Make a BICYCLE SMOOTHIE at Laulima Farm -- have fun riding a stationary bike to power a blender to mix a smoothie.
Some tour vans continue on to return to the resorts via the back road -- which in some spots is one-lane or unpaved. But rental car companies forbid that.
LINKS to More Things To Do BEYOND OHEO:
Visit LINDBERGH'S GRAVE beyond Hana in Kipahulu.
Link to MAUI STABLES horseback tour beyond Hana in Kipahulu.
Link to web page for ONO FRUIT FARM tour beyond Hana in Kipahulu.
Make a BICYCLE SMOOTHIE at Laulima Farm beyond Hana in remote Kipahulu -- have fun riding a stationary bike to power a blender to mix a smoothie.
Stop at KAUPO STORE beyond Hana in Kaupo.
DINNER on the way back from Hana at Mama's Fish House or Hailiimaile General Store?
The Hawaiians say Maui No Ka Oi -- Maui is The Best!
Helping More People Vacation on Maui The Best Way.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!