Upcountry Maui is a picturesque region located on the slopes of Haleakala, the island's highest peak, consisting of towns such as Makawao, Pukalani and Kula. Known for its stunning landscapes and laid-back vibe, Upcountry is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Maui. From hiking to wine tasting, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Here are some of the best things you just won't want to miss in Upcountry Maui:
Explore Maui Wine: Maui Wine is located in the historic Ulupalakua Ranch, offering a unique experience for visitors. You can sample their award-winning pineapple wine, take a tour of the winery and vineyards, and learn about the history of winemaking on Maui. Not to mention, the views are incredible!
Hike the Haleakala Crater: Haleakala National Park is home to one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Hawaii. The hikes within Haleakala's crate are a popular choice for visitors, offering stunning views of the volcanic landscape.
Visit the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm: This picturesque lavender farm offers a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of Maui's tourist areas. You can explore the fields of lavender, take a guided tour, and even try some lavender-infused treats. Only open on weekends, Friday - Monday.
Go horseback riding: Upcountry Maui is home to several ranches offering horseback riding tours. You can explore the beautiful countryside on horseback, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Take a scenic drive: The winding roads of Upcountry Maui offer some of the most stunning views on the island. Pack a picnic and take a drive up to the summit of Haleakala for a truly unforgettable experience at sunset.
Lastly, be sure to stop by some of our favorite coffee shops and boutiques! We adore the coffee spots at Crema in Pukalani, VIDA by SipMe and Espresso Mafia in Makawao, plus all the cute locally owned boutiques and galleries in Makawao town. We always love to support local and encourage you to do the same!
Whether you're a nature lover, a foodie, or simply looking for a relaxing escape, Upcountry Maui has something for everyone. So add it to your itinerary and experience another area of Maui's stunning landscapes and culture!