Best Photo Ops to Capture Memories of Your Maui Trip

Haleakala Crater

Each of the Hawaiian Islands has their own unique beauty and none are lacking in photo opportunities. On Maui the land remains very pure with little intrusion to the natural landscape. There are endless options to capture fabulous photographs during a trip to Maui. Here are some of the best photo ops for you to create memories of a lifetime.


It’s been said that seeing the sun rise at the top of Haleakala should be on everyone’s bucket list. In fact, rising before dawn and heading to the mountaintop to watch the sun rise has become something of a ritual. At 10,000 feet above sea level, the sunlight breaks through from the eastern horizon and washes over the crater in a magnificent glow. For those who aren’t necessarily early risers the sunset at the top of Haleakala is equally as mesmerizing.


The Road to Hana is famous for its beautiful scenery, spectacular waterfalls, trails, and tropical gardens. It provides countless picture opportunities to stop and create some beautiful memories. The Hana Highway reflects the history of multicultural Hawaii itself. With countless picture opportunities along the way, there’s simply no way to hit up all of them in one day. So what are your choices? Aboard Maverick’s Hana Rainforest Experience, you’ll discover unparalleled views of Maui’s northern shoreline, picturesque sea cliffs and the beauty of the Road to Hana from above. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive landing at a former taro plantation deep within the lush rainforest. This is where you can capture some one-of-a-kind photos in  an area of Maui very rarely seen.


When people think of Hawaii, waterfalls always spring to mind. There are countless waterfalls in Maui that make a tremendous backdrop for photos. Upper Waikini Falls is a popular spot because there’s a good vantage point from the road for you to snap that shot without exerting a lot of effort. Waikamo Falls is 400 feet down a sheer rock lava wall making it big enough to easily be photographed from the road as well. It has been consistently ranked among the top 10 waterfalls in Maui.


An excellent way to capture the entire beauty of Maui in multiple pictures is by taking to the sky in a Maui helicopter tour. Soar into the air and experience a complete circle island expedition where you’ll get the best views of waterfalls, beaches, hidden valleys, and Hana Road. This scenic journey is a unique opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime!



  • Bring a tripod
  • Use a polarizing filter
  • Bring an umbrella and a hand towel for waterfall shots 
  • Fill the frame but keep backgrounds simple if possible
  • Bring extra camera cards, batteries, and a car charger

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