Central Maui

Most visitors will begin their vacations here in Central Maui after arriving at Kahului Airport. Central Maui offers plenty of off-the-beaten-path treasures to uncover from small town shops and restaurants.

Discover Maui’s thriving arts community at galleries and performance venues like the Maui Arts & Cultural Center or explore the streets of Kahului for its unique variety of shops, malls and restaurants. Enjoy experiencing the Magic Isle like a local in Central Maui.

Tour Map of Kauai Island

Explore Maui by region: West Side MauiSouth MauiUpcountry MauiEast Maui.

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Island Highlights

- Haleakala National Park: A scenic national park on the island of Maui and home to Maui’s highest peak.
- Hana: Is a small, untouched town on Maui’s eastern coastline. To get here visitors must travel one of the world’s most scenic drives.
- Iao Valley State Park: Features one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.
- Kaanapali Beach: Is the signature beach of West Maui.
- Lahaina: Is a historic whaling village and lively West Maui hot spot.
- Makawao: A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, home to the Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy.
- Makena Beach: Also known as “Big Beach,” is one of the largest beaches in Maui.
- Molokini: Is a small island a few miles off of Maui’s southwestern coast that’s well suited for snorkelers and divers.
- The Pools of Oheo: Located just past Hana, are beautiful pools fed by cascading waterfalls.


Iao Valley State Park

Iao Valley State Park

Historic state park home to the iconic 1,200-foot Ioa Needle, this green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing. Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance.

Please note: As of September 2016, Iao Valley State Park is closed. For the most updated details, visit the State Parks site

Location: Central Maui, just west of Wailuku

Wailuku

Wailuku

Wailuku is the commercial center and the county seat of Maui’s government. To find out more about this quaint town, take the “Rediscover Wailuku” walking tour developed by the Wailuku Main Street Association. The tour highlights more than 23 of the town’s fascinating historical and cultural attractions, including Kaahumanu Church, the Bailey House, Pihana Kalani Heiau and the Iao Theater, built in 1927.

Wailuku is also the gateway to lush Iao Valley, once a sacred burial ground for Hawaiian chiefs and home to the iconic Iao Needle.

Location: 10 minutes west of Kahului Airport


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