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The World’s Top 10 Stargazing Spots
Maui Revealed Guidebook:
This part of the island has green, rolling hills, cool mountain air, and a lump-in-your-throat crate, and it’s definitely worth visiting. Near the summit, the way the clouds race by, clawing at some of the nearby peak, you could be looking at Mt. Everest. The beauty is hard to describe, but it’s unlike any other place we’ve seen. Sharp contrasts, impossibly blue skies, and a myriad of colors, your eyes will be dining on a feast. The sunset can be fantastic and not nearly as crowded as a sunrise. Consider staying until past dark for one of the clearest views of the milky way you may ever see.
Lonely Planet Guidebook:
Hawaii’s Top 20: Haleakala National Park. To fully experience Maui — or at least peer into its soul — make your way to the summit of Haleakala. Getting to Haleakala is half the fun. Snaking up the mountain it’s sometimes hard to tell if you’re in an airplane or a car — all of Maui open up below you. Between the lunar-like landscape, the eerie quiet, stark lava, and rainbow-colored cinder cones, it’s impossible not to be awed by the raw beauty of Haleakala. Breathtaking views of the moonscape, and it’s a phenomenal sight like no other in the US national park system. The sunsets have inspired poets. Stargazing is phenomenal on the mountain. Free of light interference, one of the best places on the planet for a sky view.
From the Tropics to the Moon! Nowhere else on earth can you drive from sea level to 10,023 feet in only 38 miles. You’ll journey from lush, tropical-island landscape to the stark, moonlike basin of the volcano’s enormous, otherworldly crater and the breathtaking summit.
Skip the early morning wakeup call at 3 am for a sunrise trip and instead visit Haleakala for sunset. The crowds are smaller, it’s not as tough to find parking, it isn’t as cold, the view is spectacular, and the stars come out.