In the southern region of Maui near Haleakala lies Ulupalakua Ranch, the second largest cattle ranch on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Ulupalakua Ranch covers 18,000 acres stretching from the ocean up the sloping side of Haleakala Volcano. The ranch reaches an elevation of 6,000 feet at its highest point. Visitors to the ranch will mostly hang out at 2,000 feet, which still boasts incredible views of Maui and the nearby islands of Lanai and Molokai. The views are a big draw of Ulupalakua Ranch, but they aren't the only reason people like to visit it while traveling in Maui.
Ulupalakua Ranch also has many activities visitors can partake in. Horseback riding is available through Makena Stables. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy visiting as Ulupalakua Ranch is home to the only winery on the island. Sporting clay shooting is also available, which lets you shoot at a variety of stands, some with moving parts.
Visitors will also learn more about Maui's history through visiting Ulupalakua Ranch as it was originally founded in 1845 and still focuses on upholding the traditions and culture of Maui as well as preserving the island's agriculture and nature areas.
Ulupalakua Ranch Tours
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- Haleakala Volcano Slingshot Navigation Self-Guided Tour
- Private Upcountry Maui Tour
- Upcountry Tasting Tour: Winery, Lavender Farm & Distillery
- Taste of Maui Tour: MauiWine, Hali'imaile Distilling & Maui Brewing Co.