Located on the slopes surrounding Haleakala, the area known simply as Upcountry is home to ranches, farms and botanical gardens and sweeping views of all sides the Valley Isle.
From earliest days, Hawaiians farmed the volcanic soil of the Upcountry fields, growing taro and sweet potato. Today, take a farm tour or visit the Kula Farmers’ Market and you will see a plethora of local produce is being grown here now.
Significantly cooler than the towns at lower elevation, upcountry temperatures range from 15-20 cooler than Kihei and Lahaina.
Upcountry is divided into 3 major districts, Kula and Makawao and Pukalani.