Haleakala in Hawaiian means “House of the Sun”. This active but non-erupting volcano stands in the middle of the Haleakala National Park — offering hiking, sightseeing, horseback riding, downhill biking and unforgettable sunrises (and sunsets, of course).
Hawaii Nature Center
Located in the majestic Iao Valley, the Hawaii Nature Center is an environmental education initiative committed to helping children grow into environmental stewards and future leaders in Earth conservation.
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is the best place to learn about the Pacific humpback whale. Here you will find scientific and cultural exhibits and artifacts on lives of these majestic creatures of the sea.
‘Iao Valley is a dramatic landscape with deep ravines, and was the site of one of the most famous battles in Hawaiian history — when King Kamehameha conquered the Maui army to unite all the Hawaiian Islands. Walking paths take you through lush vegetation and cool streams. Get there early for the best view of ‘Iao Needle — the clouds set in by mid-afternoon.
This National Tropical Botanical Garden is located on the road to Hana. This place has the largest collection of breadfruit trees and a large collection of botanical plants brought to Maui. The park also includes an ancient monument of King Pi’ilani. Self-guided tour and guided tours are offered.
Kula Botanical Gardens
This delightful botanical garden is located on the dry and temperate slopes of Haleakala. Enjoy varieties of protea, orchid, ginger, eucalyptus as well as amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and a carved tiki exhibit.
This historical site in Kihei offers educational, archaeological, cultural and recreational activities on the ancient Ko`ie`ie fishpond. It is one of the most accessible and approachable fishponds and is open to the public.
One of Maui’s most sustainably maintained and biodynamically cultivated produce farm can be found on eight pristine acres in Kula’s upcountry farming community. Tour the farm, harvest fresh produce and enjoy it for lunch!