The Pools At Oheo are part of Haleakala National Park, located on the eastern part of Maui about 40 minutes beyond Hana. It is formed by Pipiwai stream which creates a series of pools and waterfalls as it enters the ocean. When weather conditions are favorable, it is great for swimming.
Haleakala National Park
Other tour companies bypass this incredible stop on their Road to Hana Tour. Valley Isle Excursions’ tour guides love to take people here because it has so much to see and do. On nice days, our guides like to stop here for an hour or so you can enjoy the Pools At Oheo. You’ll definitely need more time than the tour can provide to thoroughly explore Haleakala National Park, with it’s bamboo forest, 200 plus foot waterfalls and numerous swimming pools, which, in some instances, you can actually enjoy by yourself. The Pools At Oheo are found in Haleakala National Park right near the ocean. It’s easy for everyone to walk to from the parking lot, which makes it perhaps the most popular destination in the park.
The Pools at Oheo and Beyond
Visitors to the Island of Maui definitely want to do a few memorable things, like visiting the rain forest and enjoying a swim under a beautiful Maui waterfall. At the Pools of Oheo you can enjoy that swim in wonderful pools of fresh, cool, clean water just feet from the rough ocean on the eastern coastline of Maui.
The area definitely deserves to be revisited while you are on your Maui vacation for more in depth exploration. Unless you are staying in Hana; either at one of the hotels, Bed & Breakfasts or in the campground, you wouldn’t be able to see everything the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park has to offer, it’s just too big. Valley Isle offers a great introduction to some of the most amazing, accessible, and oftentimes least visited parts of Hana.
On a Road to Hana tour with Valley Isle Excursions there is so much to see before you get to Oheo Gulch that you will not have time to do a long hike. The climb up to the infinity pool or being able to reach the edge of the bamboo forest during this tour stop may not be possible, but you should be able to make it to Makahiku Lookout to check out an amazing waterfall.
Ask Your Guide
If you are determined, we suggest that you let your driver and guide know that seeing not just the Pools At Oheo but also taking a hike up the gulch are your biggest priorities. Our tour groups are quite small, at most only 12 people, so we can be quite flexible on the Hana stops and the timing at each. Our Maui tour guides’ top priority is to make sure that you have your very best day on Maui.