Today, I wanted to tell you more about Hawaii’s Haleakalā National Park! This is absolutely on my own personal bucket list! The only thing I’m having trouble deciding is whether to go for the Sunrise or Sunset Tour!
The Haleakalā Crater, located on the Island of Maui, is one of Earth’s most spectacular sunrises (or sunsets, if you prefer!).
Haleakalā means “house of the sun”, and is an inactive volcano situated on the Island of Maui. Hawaiian legend says the demigod Maui (sound familiar, Disney Fans?) lassoed the sun to make the days longer.
To see this spectacular natural vista, you can go up in the dark early morning (starry too sometimes!) hours and watch the sunrise, or go during the daytime, and watch at sunset as the sky changes colors above the clouds and gives way to the starry night.
The Haleakalā Crater is situated 10,000 feet above sea level and is said to be THE VERY BEST sunrise or sunset view on EARTH!
If you wish to view the sunrise or sunset from the Haleakalā Crater, you must make a reservation. If you choose to embark on this, don’t wait until you’re there. The parking lot area is very limited.
I haven’t decided yet what I’ll do, but I think I might like to see both sunrise and sunset, and there is PLENTY to do there throughout the day.
Check out this incredible video by Hawaii Tourism about this incredible destination!