Upcountry/North Shore

painted tree kula The Up Country is considered the area in the foothills, including Mount Haleakala, up to North Shore. The biggest attraction is the sunrise on top of Mount Haleakala . This is a nice trip to do the 1st day as most people haven't adjusted to the time change and are up early .

The Kula area has a couple of nice botanical gardens and a lot of country roads explore. Further up is a great little artist town called Makawao . This is a neat little spot with lots of art shops and eateries.

Hookipa Wind Surfers

Up on the North Shore is the town of Paia . Here you can find, gas, food, and plenty of souvenir shops. This is the last stop for those heading east to the Road to Hana . Just north of town is Hookipa Beach which is known world wide for wind surfing. The water is usually too choppy for swimming and snorkeling .

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