UPDATE: The road is back open! To save yourself form the hassle of not knowing what’s happening along the Road to Hana, take what’s widely considered the best and cheapest road to hana tour.
Don’t worry! You can still do the road to Hana, but you can’t go all the way around for 4-5 weeks (Maui time. That could be a lot longer.)
The Paihi Bridge is undergoing repairs again. This means those that are looking to go to Oheo Gulch (7 sacred pools) will have to drive the back way,through Upcountry’s Kula. Basically, Hana is now 2 trips: 1 through the lush rainforest past waterfalls and dramatic green coastline, and another to the Tedeschi Winery, Upcountry, and the drier arid back side of Haleakala to Seven Sacred Pools.
This isn’t the first time that this bridge has been closed to traffic, and I assure you it won’t be the last.
I will be on Maui for only 2 days in September 2010, I want to go to the Palapala Ho’omau Church. It was my father’s favorite place on Earth. I am only coming to Maui to do that experience and would love any help or advice. Can anyone tell me if there are tours that go there or will I need to rent a car. Also want to go whale watching. Many thanks for any help!