What to Expect
Highway 32, Wailuku, Central Maui
Located in the lush 'Iao Valley, Kepaniwai Park's Heritage Gardens was established in 1952 as a showcase for Maui's diverse heritage with ethnic houses and gardens representing the Hawaiian, Portuguese, Japanese, Caucasian and Filipino cultures. In 1994 a community of volunteers completely restored the gardens to its original beauty.
The cool waters of the 'Iao Stream flow through these gardens and feed the ponds and small waterfalls constructed here. This tranquil, picturesque spot is perfect for relaxing and picnicing.
Take Highway 32 west out of Kahului toward 'Iao Valley. The Gardens are located before you reach the town of Wailuku.