The Kaluanui Estate* self-guided walking tour celebrates the beauty of Maui’s landscape and her history. As you walk the grounds, imagine the estate as it was when it was built, over a hundred years ago. You will see two of Maui’s largest Norfolk Island Pines, many endemic and indigenous plants, and the remains of one of Maui’s earliest sugar mills. Most people complete the tour in about an hour. The walking tour is free, however you can purchase a guidebook for $6. More info: Tour Kaluanui — Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center | Maui, Hawai’i (huinoeau.com)
*Kaluanui Estate in Makawao was built in 1917 on 25-acres as a home to Ethel and Harry Baldwin. Kaluanui, Hawaiian for “the big pit,” was the name of the surrounding area, and likely referred to adjacent Māliko Gulch. The former Baldwin home is a Mediterranean-inspired style with elements popular at that time: red-tile roof, arched windows, stucco exterior, and an expansive courtyard. The mansion was designed by Baldwinʻs cousin, architect Charles W. Dickey. Today, Kaluanui is home to the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, a non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to visual arts education and preservation of the historic Kaluanui Estate.