Upcountry Maui

Rolling hills and misty mountains unfold as cool breezes carry the scent of eucalyptus throughout Upcountry Maui. Located on the high elevations around Haleakala, the fertile slopes of Upcountry are home to ranches, botanical gardens and farms with soaring views.

From early times, Hawaiians farmed the volcanic soil of the Upcountry fields, growing taro and sweet potato. Today, take a farm tour in Kula and see how Maui produces the famous Maui onion and other fresh farm-to-table ingredients for Hawaii’s finest restaurants. Discover small town Makawao, home to the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) and a thriving art scene. And don’t forget to drive beyond Upcountry up to Maui’s highest peak to explore the rare flora and fauna of Haleakala National Park.

Upcountry Maui Highlights

Just four miles into your drive to Hana from Kahului, you'll discover the historic town of Paia on Maui's north coast.
Haleakala National Park, a scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.
Found in the Upcountry region of Maui, Kula is a quaint, rustic area on the slopes of Haleakala.
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A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, Makawao is home to the Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.
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