Explore Upcountry Maui
Stunning Views & Laidback VibesExperience an unexpected part of the Island of Maui. Upcountry Maui offers a different way of life away from the shoreline, attracting many local residents to the laid-back, rural area away from the resorts. Visitors will feel a sense of community as they peruse the shops in the small towns dotting Upcountry, likely enjoying locally grown coffee or sitting down for a bite to eat at one of the many area cafes and restaurants.
And no trip to Upcountry is complete without a trip to Haleakalā National Park, a Hawaiian treasure that hosts one of the most beautiful sunrises (and sunsets!) in the world. A trip to Maui is incomplete without a visit to Upcountry. Below are our favorite things to do, places to visit, food to eat, wine to taste, coffee to sip and more!
Haleakalā National Park
Experience Maui's #1 Attraction Over 30,000 acres filled with stunning views and thousands of varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Watch the sunrise from Haleakalā’s 10,000 foot summit, take a hike through one of the park’s scenic trails, reserve a campsite to experience a full day in the park, or view it from above by taking a helicopter tour.
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Voted the #1 ziplining tour in Hawai'i Experience their bike-and-zip adventure. Catch the sunrise from the summit of Haleakalā National Park and bike down the mountain to the beginning of the 5 line adventure tour. Or, skip the ride, and just come for a 5-line tour! You’ll drive right past Skyline on your way into Haleakalā National Park—can’t miss it!
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Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm
Take in the Beauty and Aroma of a Lavender Farm Over 55,000 lavender plants on 13 acres of breathtaking mountain landscape. Experience 45 varieties of lavender along with a mix of other plants and vegetation on a tour of Ali’i Kula’s Farm. Or just grab a cup of lavender tea, and enjoy the panoramic views.
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Maui Lavender & Botanicals
The Farm with a Green Heart Organic, sustainable farming on the slopes of Mount Haleakalā. Enjoy the amazing views at Maui Lavender, shop their selection of lavender botanicals and enjoy specialty coffee drinks. Then visit The Cafe at Maui Lavender for locally-sourced breakfast and lunch featuring fresh baked breads
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Food & Drink
Tour this one-man coffee, protea and botanical farm, and take in the views. Mr. Shim does it all—from hand-picking beans to roasting and packaging pure Kula coffee for you to take home. Located in the heart of Kula’s rustic Chinatown area, the farm offers coffee tours, aromatherapy, and an eclectic mix of Hawaiian plants, flowers, and fruit trees.
Since they opened in 1974, more than 4 million visitors have been through the winery. Take a guided tour through Maui Wine’s vineyard, learn about their unique pineapple wine distillation process, and enjoy complimentary tastes of selects wines.
Since 1918, Grandma’s has roasted and blended locally grown organic coffee. Today you can enjoy the result of nearly 100 years of roasting and pouring. Grandma’s Coffee grows their own organic coffee on the slopes of Haleakalā; they hand-pick their beans, dry them in the Hawaiian sun, and then roast them to perfection.
Experience ocean Vodka's process - from the ocean, to the bottle, to your glass. Take a tour for a comprehensive overview of the distillation and brewing process, a walk around one of their organic sugar cane fields, and a sampling of their best vodka.
Try the famous Elk Burger or enjoy Uncle Mike’s Steak Chili & Rice Bowl. You’ll only find local beef and veggies at the ranch store. After lunch check out the town of Ulupalakua—known for its winding roads, green pastureland, and jaw-dropping views.
Farm stands and gardens are open daily for you to grab some fresh produce. Kula Country Farms is a Hawaiian agriculture experience. Pet animals, pick fresh produce, and play bocce ball in the fresh air of the Maui mountains.
An organic experience—from the food on your plate to the people at the table next to you. Nestled in the pineapple fields on the lower slopes of Haleakalā, you will find Hali’imaile General Store. Since 1988, award winning chef Bev Gannon and her team have worked with local farmers and fishermen to serve the freshest Hawaiian food possible.
Experience the charm of Maui’s old western days in the rustic town of Makawao. You’ll find that Makawao is a town full of life. Visit art galleries, experience the farmers’ market on Saturdays, tour the local museums, take an eco tour, or just drive down the main street to feel the local “vibes”.
Check out the work of more than 300 local artists, artisans, jewelers, woodworkers, glassblowers, potters, and sculptors.
Since 1992, Maui Hands Art Gallery has represented Hawaii’s finest artists. Stop by their Makawao location to appreciate the artwork and get something to bring home.
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We know how lucky we are to live in this place, and introducing guests to Hawaii’s natural beauty and rich culture brings us joy every single day. Since we began, our goal has been to conserve the land we love so much, with ocean plastic clean-ups, reforestation efforts through planting thousands of native trees on Maui, joining 1% for the Planet and donating over $1.7 million to local environmental charities. We’re proud of all the ways we dig in to restore and conserve the islands’ native ecosystems so that our kids (and their kids!) can enjoy them as much as we do.
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