Haleakala Crater

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  • Address: Haleakala, Hawaii 96790, USA, Haleakala National Park, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-8085724400
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Family And Kids, Nature, Bird Watching
Tickets From $140.59

Haleakala Crater offers a breath taking view that exists nowhere in the world. Situated in Maui, Haleakala crater is one of the most popular attractions of the upcountry. It is known for its stunning sunrises, panoramic landscapes and a wide range of flora and fauna. Haleakala crater is not just a result of a volcanic eruption but it was formed over the years as a result of an entire volcanic mountain top. Over the period smaller lava flows back, building up a floor called Haleakala Crater. Over the last 1000 years there have been several eruptions. It is said that eruptions have not died down, it might take place again. The crater holds a wild hiking trail and is a paradise for all the hikers. One can also take a horseback ride or downhill bike tours, which are paid services, made available by various Maui travel companies. The highlights of the crater are :

  • Sun set
  • Night sky
  • Birds like Nene
  • Haleakala Silversword
  • Endangered Species

Haleakala Crater Travel Tips

  • No food or gas facilities are available in the nearby area.
  • The air is thin and very cold. A jacket is a must have.
  • Sunscreen , water required.
  • Do not hike if you are less fit.
  • Use a GPS navigation.
  • Do not drive on your own if you are not confident on your driving.

Entrance Ticket Details For Haleakala Crater

  • USD 8 per person without any transport (valid for 3 days)
  • USD 15 for private non-commercial vehicle (valid for 3 days)
  • USD 10 for non-commercial motorcycle (valid for 3 days)
  • Commercial vehicles/ organizations are charged separately.

Haleakala Crater Hours

  • Except for some special closures it is open on all days.

How to Reach Haleakala Crater

  • Drive by a car or take a tour package.

You can take two routes by car.

  • From Kahului via Route 37
  • Start from Maui , take the Haleakala Highway


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  • Haleakala Crater Address: Haleakala, Hawaii 96790, USA, Haleakala National Park, United States
  • Haleakala Crater Contact Number: +1-8085724400
  • Haleakala Crater Timing: 24-hrs
  • Haleakala Crater Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Haleakala Crater(preferred time): 05:00 am - 08:00 am
  • Time required to visit Haleakala Crater: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Haleakala National Park include Haleakala Crater in their plan

  • 75.95% of people start their Haleakala Crater visit around 04 AM - 05 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Haleakala Crater

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

53.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haleakala Crater

People normally club together Haleakala Crater and Iao Valley State Park while planning their visit to Haleakala Crater.

People also prefer to start their day with Haleakala Crater.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Haleakala Crater Reviews & Ratings

  • Great place with great views. Come early and bet the crowds and traffic. If your not doing the sunrise tours which requires a reservation then they won't let you in till after 7a.m. The road has allot of turns and twist but overall not a hard drive

  • Great view Windy and chilly Interesting geography

  • Der Haleakala Krater erhebt sich über die Insel Maui. Man kann ihn von überall sehen.Es ist ein inaktiver Vulkan , der sich 3.055 m über dem Meeresspiegel erhebt. Der Name Haleakala bedeutet " Haus der Sonne". Absolut beeindruckend ist der Sonnenaufgang. Ein wirklich magischer Moment, den sich viele Touristen nicht entgehen lassen. Die Strasse hinauf ist gut zu befahren. Man sollte sich diesen tollen Anblick nicht entgehen lassen!!!!

  • 朝6時。ハレアカラ山頂に日が昇りました。山頂からの日の出を見るために真っ暗な中をレンタカーで走り、やってきました。気温はおそらく0℃に近かったと思います。とても寒かったです。周りにいる人たちはツアーで来ている人たちで、ツアー会社から借りたダウンジャケットを着ていますが、私たちはホテルから持ってきた毛布とバスタオルを巻いているだけなので、とにかく寒かったです。それでも、山頂で30分以上待った日の出は感動的に美しく、日が昇ると辺りは眩しくてすべてが白茶けて見えました。帰り道の下り坂を自転車で下る人たちがたくさんいました。

  • 山頂手前の展望台からの景色です。ビジターセンターがあり、午前中のみ空いてます。センターからはクレーターが一望できます。 クレーターは壮大で一見の価値あり!

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