Things to do in Wailua

Our most recommended things to do in Wailua

Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

1. Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

Experience the reverse route to Hana in style aboard a luxury SUV and get access to pristine lands in comfort. Avoid excess traffic and discover the hidden gems Maui has to offer including waterfalls and spectacular beaches.  You'll have a full panoramic glass sunroof to witness the beauty and also have the availability to keep all your devices charged at any seat. Your adventure can be fully customized with additional or fewer stops along the way. After a pickup from your accommodation, stop off at Safeway in Kahului to grab snacks for the day. Drive up through the rolling hills in Kula, passing by the Maui Winery in Ulapalakua. Journey through the untouched lands of Kaupo with several photo stops along the way. See historical churches in the backside of Maui over 150 years old. Stop off at Laulima Organic Farm where they focus on sustainability and you may indulge in the exotic fruits grown right from the property. Pass by the 7 Sacred pools or The Pools at Oheo at Haleakala National Park. See the awe-inspiring Wailua Falls with the potential opportunity to swim in a 97 Foot waterfall (weather permitting). Visit Auntie Virgie's botanical flower farm and see a genuine family supporting the local community. Go to Hamoa Beach, Hana Town, and Waianapanapa State Park to experience the crisp Black Sand Beach.  Stop off at Pua'a Ka'a Falls and have one last opportunity to swim for the day. See Waikani Falls, and Keanae Point, and admire rainbow eucalyptus trees flourishing in the Painted Forest.  Visit Ho'okipa Beach Park and witness the Hawaiian green sea turtle resting on the beach before returning to the starting point.

Maui: Road to Hana Helicopter & Waterfall Tour with Landing

2. Maui: Road to Hana Helicopter & Waterfall Tour with Landing

Enjoy a scenic flight from Kahului over the remote landscape of Maui with this guided helicopter tour. Your experience includes a 30-minute landing to explore the rainforest on foot.  Board the helicopter at the airport in Kahului and begin your tour of Maui. Fly along the island’s north coast and admire views of cliffs, forest, and cascading waterfalls. Soar above Paia, Hookipa, and Haiku as you listen to your guide’s commentary. See aerial views of Peahi which is also known as Jaws, a famous surfing location. Fly over the Road to Hana and the iconic Jurassic Rock, to reach the landing-place deep in the Hawaiian rainforest.  Descend to the forest floor and visit a former taro plantation in the Wailua Valley, home to lush vegetation of banana and coconut palms. Enjoy your time exploring the rainforest floor, especially as it’s an area that is not the typical beaten track for tourists. Return to the helicopter for the flight back to Kahului, where your experience ends.

From Poipu, Lihue, and Wailua: Kauai Movie Locations Tour

3. From Poipu, Lihue, and Wailua: Kauai Movie Locations Tour

Embark on a tour that's a real dream come true for film fanatics. Explore the lush and beautiful Garden Isle of Kauai and stop at iconic Hollywood locations along the way. Visit movie sets and Coco Palms resort. Pick up insider insights about the shooting process and locations from your guide. Get picked up from your hotel and head off on a journey through some of film's biggest moments. Conjure up your favorite scenes as you explore the shooting locations of Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gilligan's Island, Blue Hawaii, Six Days, Seven Nights, Tropic Thunder, and more. Marvel at sights like Wailua Falls and even enjoy exclusive access to Coco Palms, the resort Elvis Presley once frequented. See what was in the 60s a mecca for the who's-who of Hollywood. Wander the now-abandoned grounds and take in the eerie atmosphere.

Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

4. Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see. Being your journey from Kahului, cruising along the Hana Highway through Paʻia and past Hoʻokipia. From there, you'll arrive at the official Mile Marker Zero location for the route, and then it's 35 miles to the town of Hana. Discover the Rainbow Eucalyptus and marvel at its multi-colored streaks on its trunks. Then, visit the Twin Falls, Waikamoi Ridge Trail, and Ching’s pond. Continue your way towards Wailua Falls and the Pipiwai Trail, with its huge bamboo forest. Finally, end the tour at the Kipahulu Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Maui.

Maui: Private Road to Hana Day Trip - Just for your group

5. Maui: Private Road to Hana Day Trip - Just for your group

Total Duration: 10 hours Safeway, 1090 Ho'okele St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA, 15 minutes Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Route 36, Maui, HI, 10 hours Bamboo Forest, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Ho'okipa Beach Park, Hana Highway, Paia, Maui, HI 96779, pass by without stopping Ke‘anae Point, Maui, HI, 30 minutes Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree - stop upon request Waikani Falls, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Hana Highway, Maui, HI, 40 minutes Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI, 60 minutes Wailua Falls, Hana Highway just past Koali Ranch Cottage, Hana, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Charles Lindbergh's Grave, 40990 Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Kaupo, Kaupo, Maui, Hawaii, pass by without stopping Aunty Sandy's Banana Bread, 210 Keanae Rd, Ke‘Anae, HI 96708, USA, 15 minutes Charles Lindbergh's Grave, 40990 Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI 96713, pass by without stopping Laulima Farm, Hana Highway, Kipahulu, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping Ohe'o Gulch, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI, pass by without stopping, but don't worry we will give you a time to take picture while passing it. Maui Honey Bee Sanctuary, 16655 Piilani Hwy, Kula, HI 96790, USA, stop made upon request

Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

6. Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

Explore the beauty of Maui on the Road to Hāna Tour. Picture curvy roads and rugged coastline, tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crashing waves, and varicolored beaches. Make friends with the locals, and taste regional cuisine, listen to traditional music and stories of the region. Take in the dramatic scenic coastal drive that features bays, bluffs and cliffs on this 8-hour experience. This is a completely private tour with your guide, and the itinerary and timing can be modified. Pass through Mauiʻs Agricultural Basin, a relic of the bygone plantation era and an emerging variety of sustainability crops. Drive through Paʻia, a charming and eclectic bohemian town, and cruise by the North Shore to see the surfers and waves. Marvel at the natural beauty, such as dense Bamboo thickets, Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, waterfalls, streams, and a great variety of other tropical flora & fauna. Observe the depth of the majestic Wailua Valley, and explore coastal tide pools. Stop at the stunning Kaumahina Wayside Lookout for an impressive view of the cliffs & coast, and swim behind a waterfall at Pua'a Ka'a State Park. Visit the Ke’anae Peninsula, an isolated native Hawaiian settlement where you can appreciate the old way of life. Enjoy local sweets & treats at Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread Stand.

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What people are saying about Wailua

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 93 reviews

We enjoyed the tour very much. Although we had buss issues and had to cancel the trip half way through what we did see was very enjoyable!! Our driver Ray and guide Andrew were both extremely polite. I miss placed my phone and the dispatcher Lee was very accommodating and checked the busses. She found it and I was able to go by the office and pick it up.

This tour was fantastic. I saw things along the way that I really enjoyed. Some of the activities were not things I would not have known about without this tour. I’d highly recommend it.

Amazing experience. 100% better than group tours we took on Oahu. Kaipo was so friendly and fun! Our group of 6 had a great time!

This is a fantastic tour! If you don't know where you want to go, this gives you a preview of this beautiful island!

Due to the weather, we were freely upgraded to a more expensive tour. It totally worth it.