Iao Needle
Iao Needle
© MAUI VISITORS BUREAU / Ron Dahlquist

Wailuku and Kahului

Onward one emerges from the lush gorges and winding roads of the Northwest region to enter Wailuku and Kahului, the principal city centres of Maui.

Here you will find Wailuku's historic Iao Theatre, the world-class Maui Arts & Cultural

Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
© MAUI VISITORS BUREAU / Ron Dahlquist
Centre and the Hawaii Nature Centre in Iao Valley. Wailuku is alive with galleries and shops, artists and artisans, and holds delights that shouldn't be overlooked.

Finally, don't forget the Bailey House Museum, with its fascinating exhibits from both ancient and missionary eras and of course the Iao Needle, Maui Tropical Plantation and the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum.