Farm Visit and Volcano Sunset
Although the sunrise attracts some hardy souls to Haleakala
, Maui’s 10,000-foot dormant volcano, sunset can be equally dramatic—without the 2:30 or 3:00 am wake-up call. Start your afternoon adventure with a scenic drive and a visit to Surfing Goat Dairy
, an award-winning goat-cheese maker and one of Upcountry Maui’s many local agricultural concerns. The 3:30 pm Evening Chores and Milking tour begins in the pasture, where guests help with the hay feeding while learning the history of the dairy. Next, your group will proceed to the milking station, where everyone will have an opportunity to try hand-milking a goat before enjoying a cheese tasting. Surfing Goat Dairy produces over 30 goat cheeses as well as 50 types of goat cheese truffles, some of which are now available at many Maui hotels, restaurants, and markets. After the tour, continue your drive up to the summit for an epic sunset, which will give you a deeper understanding of why Haleakala means “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian.