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App Description

There are 140+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.

Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.

Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring.

Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.

It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™

The Road to Hana is one of the world’s most scenic drives and a popular sightseeing activity to see Maui’s spectacular waterfalls, black sand beaches, bamboo forests, lava rock formations and amazing ocean views as you wind your way through 620 curves and 59 bridges.

If you prefer travelling independently, at your own pace, GyPSy Guide provides the best Road to Hana tour experience, along with the freedom to choose what you enjoy; squishing the black sand between your toes at Wai’anapanapa, hiking the Pipiwai Bamboo Trail, or maybe time to enjoy an extra slice of banana bread.

You can’t help but cheer on the world class windsurfers at Ho’okipa. And you won’t need to worry about photoshopping the Rainbow Eucalyptus at the Ke’anae Arboretum or the stunning contrast between blue water and black lava rock at Ke’anae Peninsular.

Take a moment to cool off with a quick swim at the pristine Hamoa Beach and see where Haleakala National Park descends from the summit to the sea and the “Seven Sacred Pools” of Oheo at the end of the drive.

With such a long day of exploring (expect 8-12 hours), it’s important to know the 5 “not to be missed” stops, and the many more suggestions if you have time. Part of the secret to enjoying the journey is knowing how not to waste your time, and we have tips for that as well.

On the return drive from Hana, we’ll point out the not to be missed stops again as well as tell you stories about Hawaii’s fascinating history and rich culture.

Please note Highway #31 ‘backside route’ is not recommended for driving. Rental car insurance void. Road can be closed for repairs, mudslides and flash floods.


Some of the highlights along the route include;

• Ho’okipa Beach Park
• Paia
• Ke’anae Peninsular
• Wai’anapanapa Park, Black Sand Beach
• Hana
• Hamoa Beach
• Wailua Falls
• Twin Falls
• Upper Waikanai Falls (3 Bears)
• Pools of O’heo (Seven Sacred Pools)
• Pipiwai Bamboo Trail

**Reservations to visit Wai'anapanapa State Park and black sand beach are now mandatory**

++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.

** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.

The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.


GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world.

Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves.

Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return.

None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 12, 2013 Initial release
  • September 08, 2015 New version 1.2
  • February 04, 2016 New version 1.4
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.7.0
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • June 14, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • June 15, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • June 16, 2019 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • September 21, 2019 New version 3.0.1
  • May 21, 2021 New version 3.5.1
  • June 30, 2021 New version 3.5.2
  • August 06, 2021 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • April 20, 2022 New version 3.6.0
  • May 17, 2023 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99