HANA CD HIGHLIGHTS
Six must-sees of the Hana Highway Drive
Hana CD Highlights: pools, waterfalls, bamboo forests, & black sand beach
Ke'anae Arboretum is great best place to see all the plants of Hawai'i. It's just past mile marker 14. There's weather-worn placards at most of the plants describing the plant or flower. There's also a stream running along the left side of the trail. Use caution near the stream.
Ke'anae Peninsula is a great photo op of ocean and crashing waves on lava rock. You take the turn-off to left just past the Ke'anae Arboretum.
Waianapanapa has a black sand beach for cooling off, and lava caves and trails. This is Pa'iloa Bay, and is located before Hana. (Photo top-left.)
Hamoa Bay is a scenic bay along a scenic side drive. Only snorkeling spot on the drive. The showering facilities are for the guests of the Hotel Travaasa, they are not for the general public. (Photo top-right.)
Wailua Falls is a picturesque waterfall next to the road. It's located half-way between Hana and Kipahulu. The trail on the right side can get slippery, especially when the waterfall is flowing heavily. Use caution in and around all waterfalls. (Photo top-middle.)
Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu has great swimming and hiking trails. Obey all signs, the stream level can get dangerous at times. Waimoku Falls is a 45-minute hike up the stream. It's the highest waterfall you'll see on your Hana drive.
WARNING: The ocean can be very dangerous. Use caution in and around it on your Hana drive, and on your visit to Maui. Use extreme caution near the water. Waves can knock you down and more.
At the Ke'anae Arboretum you can walk right up to a rainbow eucalyptus.
Use caution around the rocks at the Ke'anae Peninsua.
'Oheo Gulch at the Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu.