Get Out and Explore Upcountry Maui
The most dominant site on Maui is Haleakala, the dormant volcano that makes up the southern portion of the island. The summit of the volcano is known for breathtaking views of the island and for the diverse landscape that makes up the crater of the volcano, welcoming visitors for sunrise, sunset, hiking, and just to enjoy the ecology of the volcanic history of the island. What many are unaware of is that the slopes of the volcano are filled with incredible sites, farms, and activities. While visiting Maui, get out and explore upcountry Maui for a diverse look at the island’s local businesses and the things that help to make the island special.
Traveling up the slopes of Haleakala, you're bound to come across destinations and sites that you’ll want to check out, which is easy and affordable, and plenty of options are available to help make the exploration of upcountry Maui possible.
As mentioned previously, the summit of Haleakala is a must, with so much to do, see, and learn. Head up at sunrise for an incredible start to the day, or at sunset for a stunning close to a day in paradise, each offering unbelievable looks at the island, with panoramic views of the coastline and the Pacific Ocean stretching out to the ends of the horizon.
Did you know that Maui has its own winery? Featuring locally produced wine with locally grown grapes and fruit, the Maui winery offers wine tasting and bottles for sale, including the always popular pineapple wine! What is more Hawaii than a pineapple wine? Head to the winery for tastings and tours, with incredible views included!
Ali’I Kula Lavender Farm
Located at 4,000 feet elevation, the only lavender farm on the island is one of the most peaceful places in all of Hawaii. The farm features tours with interesting lessons about the lavender grown here, or you can stroll the grounds on your own and enjoy the serenity of the farm. Be sure to pick up locally made lavender products before you leave.
Pukalani Country Club
For the golf enthusiast, the Pukalani Country Club is a local treasure, and a really neat course. Located in the foothills of Haleakala at 1,000 feet elevation, it uses the natural terrain of the volcano throughout the course creating some very challenging holes. Wide fairways and fast greens highlight the par 72 course, and offer a challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.
Take a different look at Maui and head upcountry for an exploration that shows off the incredible diversity of the island. Sure to be a memorable day, upcountry Maui is sure to be a highlight of your vacation, and will show you parts of Maui that many do not get to experience.
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