"Upcountry Maui" is the title given to the towns located higher in elevation up Haleakala volcano. Some of the more popular towns include Makawao, Pukalani, and Kula. Farming and agriculture are huge in Upcountry Maui, with houses spread out over larger plots of land.
Of course the top thing to do when driving upcountry is to drive all the way to the top of Haleakala volcano. You can take hikes down to the crater, explore the educational facility, or book a bicycle or horseback tour.
If visiting Kula, we recommend making a stop at the historic Holy Ghost Church. The small Portuguese octagon church was actually brought over from the shores of Portugal centuries ago. The nearby Rice Park offers incredible views of the Maui valley down below.
Lastly, be sure to visit Tedeschi Winery, Maui's sole winery. Take a tour of the grounds (which used to be a vacation home for the Hawaiian kings), and enjoy free samples of the locally made wine. The nearby Ulupalakua Ranch Store will give you a good glimpse of Maui's cowboy scene.
P.O. Box 369
Maui Sunrises and Hiking at Haleakala... read more
(near Ulupalakua Ranch Store)
Maui's Upcounty Winery at Ulupalakua... read more
Off Hwy 378 (Crater Rd)
PO Box 880518
Beautiful little church on Maui over a century old... read more
(Off hwy 378) Crater Rd.
PO Box 703
Kekaulike Ave & Hwy 377
54 South High Street, 101
Near the Kula Forest Reserve of east Maui... read more
Lower Kula Road
If heading to Kula or the Maui winery, spend 15 minutes at Rice Park. The views are amazing and your children will love sliding down the grass hill... read more