Description - Wailua Valley State Wayside is a small rest area from the Hana Highway. It provides a good viewpoint of the northern Maui coast.
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Wailua Valley State wayside mile marker 19
- Wailua Valley State Wayside provides a break for motorists on the Hana Highway. The rest area provides perspectives of the Ke'anae Valley, Ko'olau Gap in Haleakala's crater and Wailua Village. There is no drinking water available at this site.
While traveling the Hana Highway, visitors may also be interested in visiting the falls or picnicking at the Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside about 6 miles east of Wailua Valley State Wayside.
Recreation - Visitors to this small state wayside will enjoy scenic vistas of the surrounding forested valleys with photography opportunities.
Climate - The climate is pleasantly mild on Maui throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island. Temperatures on this island vary more with elevation than seasons. Expect temperatures to drop four degrees F for every 1,000 feet gained in elevation.
This site is located on Maui's northern coast along the Hana Highway. The site is approximately 32 miles from the Kahului Airport.