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Updates to 10th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the files off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers. (It’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, Stop the presses!) But after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

At Wizard Publications we continually strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the islands. We are the only publisher who updates our books every time we reprint them. So if you see the updates below already listed in the book you just bought, you may have a recent printing.

The updates below are for the 10th edition of Maui Revealed. Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

COVID-19 Related Updates
For in depth up–to-date COVID-19 information as it relates to Hawai‘i, please read our “Traveling to Hawai‘i During COVID” blog.
Everyone stay safe.

  • Temporary Closure of Kalaupapa (pages 152, 262 & 263) Due to concerns about the health and safety of the residents and employees at Kalaupapa, tours to the peninsula are canceled until further notice—only essential supplies are being flown in. We will post any updates once they become available.
  • Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (pages 37 & 253) Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID.
  • Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge (pages 37, 134 & 135) Visitor Center is closed due to COVID but the boardwalk remains open.
  • Haleakala National Park (pages 41, 44, 120 & 125) closes at 5 p.m. for now. Sunrise is open again. All visitor centers and campgrounds remain closed. Check the park website for a full list of announcements. For a detailed list of closures and updates visit:
  • Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline (page 254) is temporarily closed due to COVID.

Temporary Updates:

  • Kula Botanical Garden (page 124 & 234) is closed indefinitely while they deal with flood/storm damage. If you would like to donate or volunteer time to help with cleanup see here:
  • (After above mention reopens) Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tours (page 262) a landslide in December 2018 took out one of the bridges along the cliffside trail to Kalaupapa. Repairs will likely take months to complete. Until the bridge is repaired, no one will be able to access Kalaupapa by land. You can still visit the settlement by securing a permit through Damien Tours (808-567-6171) and booking a flight through to the Kalaupapa peninsula through Mokulele Airlines (866-260-7070).
  • Kahili Golf Course (page 211 & 212) is Temporarily closed.

General Information & Updates:

  • (Ok, this isn’t really an update but we thought we’d put it in here to help avoid confusion). We’ve gotten a few emails asking us why the time-saving road linking Wailea with Kula upcountry isn’t on our maps (though it is on other maps). At the risk of sounding self-serving, the other maps are slightly… not right…Ok they’re wrong! That road is private, gated and not accessible. We won’t print it if we haven’t driven it. Same for the Oprah Highway…
  • Portuguese Man-Of-War (page 34) Instructions should read: If you do get stung, immediately remove the tentacles with a gloved hand, stick or whatever is handy and rinse thoroughly with vinegar to remove any adhering nematocysts. Then immerse in hot water or apply a hot pack for 45 minutes.
  • Dolphins (mentioned in South Maui page 142 & 143 and in Activities under Boat Tours): Companies that promised close encounters with dolphins aren’t able to do that anymore. You are not allowed to get up close and personal with them either as of late 2021. Click here for the ruling from NOAA.
  • Garden of Eden (pages 86, 234 & 264) admission is now $20 ($10 for ages 5–16).
  • Twin Falls (page 88) parking is limited and costs $10—don’t count on being able to park on the highway to avoid the fee.
  • Hana Ranch Restaurant (page 104) moved inside the Hana-Maui Resort at 5031 Hana Hwy. Same phone number.

Island Dining & Nightlife Updates:

  • There is a mistake on page 314 in South Maui Lu‘au. We mistakenly placed the Honua‘ula Lu‘au title, address and phone where the Te Au Moana at the Marriott should be and said it was “second choice.” It should say “solid option”. The correct address and phone for the Te Au Moana is 3700 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, phone: 877-827-2740. The price is now $225 adults, $155 kids 6–12.

Island Dining & Nightlife Closures:

  • Charley’s (page 311) sadly didn’t survive the pandemic and is closed.
  • Gerard’s