The Hana Highway
If you fly into Kahului and rent a car you will have to take the Hana
Highway to reach Mack's Shack. The Hana
Highway was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 and it
is considered a National Millenium Legacy Trail. A trip to Maui
isn’t complete until you take the drive down the Hana Highway at least once.
The Hana Highway is a notoriously narrow, winding road.
It has hundreds of hairpin curves and at least 66 one lane historic
bridges. The typical average speed is 15 mph, so
allow around 2½ to 3 hours for the drive from Kahului. There are
plenty of scenic places to stop along the way with views of
waterfalls, eucalyptus groves and giant bamboo jungles to
discover. A few fruit stands can be found on the road and you can
stop and stretch your legs. This side of the island is the misty
side and it is no wonder that Hana is referred to as “Heavenly Hana”
by the locals and tourists alike.
We are located ¾ mile past mile marker 27. You’ll see our sign and the
gate on the right hand side. We are approximately 5 miles before Hana.
There are other alternatives if you choose
not to drive from Kahului.