Maui from West to East

  • Start: Wailuku, HI
  • End: Makawao, HI
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:35
  • Total Mileage: 82 Miles
  • Number of stops: 9


This tour explores the central part of the island of Maui, around its western mountains, and then out to its eastern mountainous region. Maui, an island formed from two different volcanoes, usually has favorable weather and perpetually rich terrain. Venture west and visit the Lao Valley State Park, which houses the Lao Needle, a volcanic remnant stretching 1,200 feet high. Next, jump on the Kahekili Highway where the 18-mile scenic drive may take three hours. You'll think the slow-paced route is worth the effort once you see the unspoiled valleys, seascapes, and blowholes that flank the roadside. After leaving the serenity of the undeveloped, visit the western shore of Lahaina where lavish resorts, shopping malls, and condominiums line the landscapes and natural beauty of the ocean. Here, water sports and beach recreation are plentiful. Finish with a trek to the northeast on Hana Road. More than 600 hairpin turns and 50 one-lane bridges keeps this area from being developed. Hana is engulfed in picturesque sights that include waterfalls, black sand beaches, and the vast sprawl of ocean blue.

Stop #1:

Kanaha Beach Park
Wailuku, HI

Stop #2:

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Pu'unene, HI

Stop #3:

Kaahumanu Church
Wailuku, HI

Stop #4:

Iao Valley State Monument
Wailuku, Maui, HI

Stop #5:

Kepaniwai Park
Wailuku, HI

Stop #6:

Carthaginian II Floating Museum
Hawaii, United States of America

Stop #7:

Baldwin House Museum
Lahaina, HI

Stop #8:

Lahaina Courthouse
Lahaina, HI

Stop #9:

Haleakala National Park
Makawao, HI

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