Maui, Hawaii is a kingdom of diversified agriculture that supports the island’s economy, environment, and way of life. Preserving this lush landscape is very important to locals, and Maui Tropical Plantation is a perfect example of that! This working farm produces more than 40 crops and hundreds of native plants. It even offers concerts, events, tours, and more. Just a 5-minute drive from our inn, Maui Tropical Plantation gives visitors an in-depth look at Hawaii’s natural state. Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
Learn more about Maui Tropical Plantation and other island treasures when you download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of recommendations for great places to visit during your stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.
Spend a Day at Maui Tropical Plantation
Tour the Grounds
Nestled between the majestic West Maui Mountains, Maui Tropical Plantation offers breathtaking views of Waikapu Valley. Experience the plantation from above on Maui Zip Lines, a tower-to-tower family adventure that soars above the grounds. Or traverse the beautiful gardens, rivers, and valleys on foot. Be sure to say hello to “Old Vancouver,” Hawaii’s beloved cattle!
If you prefer a guided tour, take a ride on the Maui Tropical Plantation Express. This narrated excursion provides an up-close look at the land. You’ll discover lovely Hawaiian plants, tropical fruits, and fields of row crops. A live coconut husking demonstration is also included. The tram heads out every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eat Like a Local
When your stomach starts to rumble, head to one of the many restaurants scattered around the plantation. You can grab a cup of freshly roasted coffee from Mill House Roasting Company, or enjoy an unforgettable meal at The Mill House. This popular farm-to-table eatery utilizes ingredients right from the plantation, such as organic produce, fruit, and proteins. It’s always busy so be sure to make a reservation!
For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, we recommend the Maui Chef’s Table. A seven-course dinner is available on select nights at The Mill House and features some of the island’s best chefs. You can even watch as each course is created in the open-air kitchen.
No trip to the plantation is complete without a souvenir! From Christmas ornaments and home goods to apparel and art, Maui Tropical Plantation has something for everyone. Spend some time browsing one of these fine boutiques and pick up a few gifts for your family and friends.
Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
After an incredible day, take a short drive back to our bed and breakfast and unwind! Our property is two miles from the plantation and offers beautifully decorated guest rooms with all the comforts of home. Each comes with a number of complimentary amenities, including snacks, beverages, and a delicious homemade breakfast each morning. What’s better than that? Check our availability online or give us a call at (808) 244-5897 to book your stay! We look forward to having you.
For more fun things to do, check out our blog about tropical gardens of Maui.