Road to Hana Maui GyPSy Guide 4+

Travel Hawaii GPS Driving Tour

GPS Tour Guide

    • $14.99



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There are 140+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.

Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.

Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring.

Visit for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.

It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™

The Road to Hana is one of the world’s most scenic drives and a popular sightseeing activity to see Maui’s spectacular waterfalls, black sand beaches, bamboo forests, lava rock formations and amazing ocean views as you wind your way through 620 curves and 59 bridges.

If you prefer travelling independently, at your own pace, GyPSy Guide provides the best Road to Hana tour experience, along with the freedom to choose what you enjoy; squishing the black sand between your toes at Wai’anapanapa, hiking the Pipiwai Bamboo Trail, or maybe time to enjoy an extra slice of banana bread.

You can’t help but cheer on the world class windsurfers at Ho’okipa. And you won’t need to worry about photoshopping the Rainbow Eucalyptus at the Ke’anae Arboretum or the stunning contrast between blue water and black lava rock at Ke’anae Peninsular.

Take a moment to cool off with a quick swim at the pristine Hamoa Beach and see where Haleakala National Park descends from the summit to the sea and the “Seven Sacred Pools” of Oheo at the end of the drive.

With such a long day of exploring (expect 8-12 hours), it’s important to know the 5 “not to be missed” stops, and the many more suggestions if you have time. Part of the secret to enjoying the journey is knowing how not to waste your time, and we have tips for that as well.

On the return drive from Hana, we’ll point out the not to be missed stops again as well as tell you stories about Hawaii’s fascinating history and rich culture.

Please note Highway #31 ‘backside route’ is not recommended for driving. Rental car insurance void. Road can be closed for repairs, mudslides and flash floods.


Some of the highlights along the route include;

• Ho’okipa Beach Park
• Paia
• Ke’anae Peninsular
• Wai’anapanapa Park, Black Sand Beach
• Hana
• Hamoa Beach
• Wailua Falls
• Twin Falls
• Upper Waikanai Falls (3 Bears)
• Pools of O’heo (Seven Sacred Pools)
• Pipiwai Bamboo Trail

**Reservations to visit Wai'anapanapa State Park and black sand beach are now mandatory**

++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.

** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.

The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.


GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world.

Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves.

Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return.

None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

DOO stick ,

The guide to Road to Hana

Well first of all…….. The narrator was ABSOLUTELY AWWWEESOME! The man had a very soothing voice as well as the most on point informative aspect of the entire trip. I actually wanted to seek him out and be his real life friend. Lol. But seriously he didn’t miss a beat. Every single pin point was exact and if my wife and child had not had him on our journey it wouldn’t have been nearly anything we had expected. Literally within 30 seconds on the point of every stop or what to do on the road was almost exact! Oh and he had jokes too! That alone with his wisdom of the island made the trip absolutely spectacular! I would have never expected it to be like it was. This trip was a trip of a lifetime and he definitely was a huge part of the entire experience! We learned SO much about the history of Maui and Hawaii itself! Even on the way back we learned so many things we did not know. I will say this. I’m glad I was never a king of Hawaii because the life expectancy was very short. The road to Hana was superb to say the least. The memories my wife and child and i had will be engrained in us forever and the guide will always be a part of that. The views, the food and the people as well. Can’t say enough about Gypsy guide and like the person that recommended it to me before we came here I will pay it forward for many more people to do the same. LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Much love! And thank you!

mmcbride69 ,

Don’t miss!!!

This was hands down the highlight of our trip to Maui. Read about GyPSy on several blogs and the $5 we paid for this particular tour was worth 10x that. We started the day before the sunrise and I can’t tell you enough to start early. We felt like we were the only car on the road for pretty much the entire way up. We took our time and enjoyed all the stops and scenery. There are a ton on blogs out there to tell you all about the stops so I’m not going to bore you now but really appreciated the guide in the app telling us about all the best places and when not to waste our time. Found my coconut on the beach exactly where the guide said I would and cracked it open on a sharp lava rock. I drank that sweet coconut water while the surf crashed around my feet. Amazing!!! We went beyond Hana all the way to Oheo Gulch and walked the trail to see the seven sacred pools. After we spent half the day driving up to Oheo Gulch we thought the ride back would be a let down. Let me tell you, IT WAS NOT!! The historical accounting of the human history of Maui was awesome. Our primary takeaway was that it just didn’t pay to be royalty on Maui. Lol.

We stopped at so many places on the way to Hana including the black sand beach that took our breath away. The day we spend with GyPSY was the highlight of our once in a lifetime trip. Don’t miss the opportunity to take this drive and definitely don’t do it without GyPSy. Thanks for a great day!!!!

dubh killa ,

Made our day

We happened to talk to a couple the night before leaving for The Road to Hana and they recommended this app. Throughout the trip we constantly said to eachother “aren’t you so glad we have this app?” My wife and I are already fairly indecisive and when driving it’s compounded. Had we not had prior warning to upcoming attractions we would have been constantly turning around (no easy feat on this road!) and circling back or arguing about whether it was necessary. So much good info and guidance about when to stop and what we could miss. We left the resort area at 6:15 AM and returned to our condo at 11:00 PM! Included was a 2 hour Pīpīwei hike at the end of the day. We stopped a lot, based on the recommendations, and we didn’t feel that we wasted one second of our almost 17 hour day!! The only stop we made that we didn’t feel lived up to the hype on which Greg (we named the guide Greg) bestowed it was the Waikamoi Ridge Trail. It’s early on the road and we were eager to hike. It was .8 miles, hard to park for, muddy and offered basically no views due to vegetation growth. The view from the roadside park was excellent, no need to hike, it just wastes time. Other than that, we were never steered wrong, and maybe the vegetation gets cut back regularly. Overall I would recommend this app to anyone making this trek, I can’t imagine what it would have been without Greg’s help!

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