Locals know it as Upcountry Maui. As you drive from sea level to 10,000 ft in just 37 miles (from Kahului) the view grows to include 4 to 5 islands (depending on the weather) and changes from towering forest to moon like lava barrenness in this 1.5 hour drive. Driving up for sunrise is popular… if you’re into getting up at 4 am. I have done it several times and the Haleakala sunrise is amazing but I will tell you this little secret… the sunset is amazing too! While you’re upcountry you may wish to look into the fastest growing attraction in Maui right now… ziplining!
Well there you have it! Hope this gives you an idea of the many ways to enjoy spring break in Maui. Just to let you know… it’s like this in Maui year around and visiting anytime of the year is an amazing experience!
Aloha Nui Loa