Upcountry Maui

Updated on:
October 31, 2014

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Things to Do in Upcountry

Upcountry is the part of Maui on the western slopes of Haleakala (the side of the volcano that faces Maui’s central valley).  Upcountry includes many of Maui’s farms, ranches, and gardens, as well as wonderful little towns to explore and restaurants to enjoy.

Because of its elevation, it is a little cooler in Upcountry than at the beach.  It takes about an hour to drive to Upcountry from the resort areas of Kaanapali or Wailea.  You have to first drive to the city of Kahului (where the airport is) and then continue from there to Highway 37, the Haleakala Highway, that leads up the slope of Haleakala.

The links in the list below will take you to more information about each of the things to see and do in Upcountry Maui.

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  • Lavender Farm  —  Tour and learn about varieties of lavender, beautiful views of Maui’s central valley
  • Makawao  —  Old cowboy town with interesting shops, galleries, and restaurants
  • Makai Glass  —  See glassblowing and glass art from an overview mezzanine
  • Casanova  —  Excellent Italian restaurant
  • La Provence  —  Small outdoor restaurant and bakery with great views
  • Komoda Bakery  —  Bakery in Makawao famous for sweet pastries
  • Kula Lodge  —  Busy restaurant on your way up or down Haleakala, with great view of Maui’s central valley
  • Kula Bistro  —  Moderately priced full service local restaurant

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Photos from Some of the Above Upcountry Sights

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