Introducing Pukalani & Around
True to its name, which means Heavenly Gate, Pukalani is the gateway to the lush Upcountry. Most visitors just drive past Pukalani on the way to Kula and Haleakalā, and unless you need to pick up supplies or gas up you won’t miss much by sticking to the bypass road.
To reach the business part of town, get off Haleakalā Hwy (Hwy 37) at the Old Haleakalā Hwy exit, which becomes Pukalani’s main street. There are a couple of gas stations along this street – the last gas before Haleakalā National Park.