Planning a Maui vacation? Consider spending a day in Upcountry Maui!

Referring to the areas on the slopes of the Haleakala crater, Upcountry Maui has small charming communities to visit: Kula, Makawao, and Pukalani.

In Upcountry Maui, you'll find farms, gardens, and distilleries to tour, farmers' markets or stands to browse, and great food and drink!

Kula Botanical Garden features tropical species from all over the world. You may see hibiscus, birds of paradise, or proteas in bloom. There's also a tiki exhibit to admire.

The Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm is one of the most popular places to visit in Upcountry Maui, with numerous species of lavender and many other plants and trees. Some species of lavender here bloom year round!

The Hosmer Grove Trail is an easy short hike in the lower elevations of Haleakala National Park. Look for i'iwi or other Hawaiian honeycreepers as you hike!

Sunset at Haleakala is a wonderful way to end a day of sightseeing in Upcountry Maui. You don't require reservations and the experience is memorable!

If you want to have dinner in Upcountry Maui, try Hali'imaile General Store! The space is a plantation era store that dates back 100 years, and the food is delicious! 

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