If you do any type of traveling on the west side of the island or in Wanaka Saddle road area you end up taking this road. Is there a scenic route with a lot of desert landscape and beautiful views sea. Just like most roads...More
About Mamalahoa Highway
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Smooth drive and enjoyable. We love the big Island and look forward to making a trip around the island each time we visit.
Took this route several times to access points of interest to the north and east coast. There is less traffic than on Hwy. 19 and the views towards the west coast are good.
Great views...make sure you have a full tank of gas and some food and water. Road gets very dark at night and if it's cloudy your visibility will be limited, but definitely worth the trip.
This stretch of road has really been improved but could use an increase in the speed limits in many areas. Some areas are 35 MPH when they could easily be 55MPH. Scenic, nice drive.
Busy well made road with great views and varied colorful plant life. Als shows different ages of lava
We travelled this highway frequently in both directions. Given it is one lane only for most parts there are always some slow traffic. This is particularly painful during rush hour. Plan accordingly. Going North, there is a massove lava tube right off fhe side of...More
Being on this highway somehow makes you feel like you're in space! It's absolutely stunning and definitely nothing I've experienced in my life. It's tricky at night due to the lack of lighting. But during the day my face was glued to the windows in...More