The Maui GPS Guide (previously Hana GPS Guide) in Maui, Hawaii gives visitors a complete tour from corner to corner of this beautiful island. Including the Road to Hana which has approximately 620 curves and 46 one lane wide bridges with almost all of it through lush, tropical rain forest. In 1985, Craig and Charlene Henderson saw a need to help visitors learn about and navigate without getting lost or totally missing the hidden waterfalls, spectacular views, and rich history. The first recording was on cassette tape and rented along the roadside with a cassette tape player. In 1999, Craig upgraded the tour to CD version for visitors to use in their rental cars. The original narrated tour has now upgraded again as Maui GPS Guide and is available on The App Store and Google Play for $7.99.
The Maui GPS Guide App
The tours are separated into 2 categories on the app: Island Wide & Hana and Haleakala. Both tours are full of facts and information about the areas, they are GPS triggered and all audio tracks will automatically play as you pass the various points of interest along the highway. The tours guide visitors to waterfalls, sugarcane plantations, popular surf spots, a humpback whale sanctuary, bird valley, an arboretum, the Haleakala volcano (which sits on an 10,023-foot peak, the highest point in Maui) and much more. As the app says, “It’s not necessarily the destination you’re after today; it’s the drive itself, with all the hiking, exploring, taking pictures, and just having a nice day discovering a piece of Hawaii not many people get to see.”
One of the extremely useful tools that has helped this tour through the decades is a detailed high quality paper map that serves as an advertisement in addition to the usefulness on the island. The app contains pictures of this map and users can obtain a free copy if desired at a local gas station.
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