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We are on the border of Kaupo ranch with unobstructed views of the Ocean facing West. We are also at the foothills of the backside of Haleakala and a perfect reststop for those hiking down Kaupo Gap.  There is approximately 1 acre of flat lawn with shady trees and views wherever you go.  

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 74%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Surfing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kaupo Maui Puka au Huhu Farm in Hawaii.

Coastal

We are 500 ft above sea level with amazing sunset views. The ocean shore public access is a short 1-2 mile drive in either dir...Read more

Ranch

We are neighbors with Kaupo Ranch. Its common to see cattle passing by. Deer, Goats, and pigs among other wildlife come very ne...Read more

Driveway

We have a designated parking area for campers not far from where your tents are pitched. We prefer you drove only on the road ...Read more

Waterfall

Places to see near Kaupo Maui Puka au Huhu Farm

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Hipcamper dylan
Dylan F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 1st, 2021

Beautiful grounds, pictures are very representative but what they don't show is that you are at the foot of an upswept mountain range. Gorgeous. Johnny and Gigi are awesome hosts and are very knowledgeable. Would recommend.

Hipcamper Gigi and Johnny
Response from Gigi and Johnny, the Host, on March 4th, 2021

Thank you Dylan! It was a pleasure to have you and your Dad visiting!

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Hipcamper Stacy

Not as advertised

Stacy A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 13th, 2021

We booked out all 3 campsites between 3 families (8 people total) the weekend of February 5-7th. We were assured that it would be blocked to any other campers while we were there.
Gig greeted us at the campsite when we arrived. She immediately huddled us all together to "explain the situation". She told us that they have a "land partner" and that they had a falling out and that the "land partner" doesn't like them doing HipCamp. She said that we needed to be secretive about the situation. She said that if anyone askes,, that we were friends of theirs. This was pretty shocking since we had paid over $500 for 2 nights at the campsite.
We set up our tents, had dinner, sat by the campfire,, and were having a good evening. We had gone to bed around 9PM,, when a 10PM,, another truck showed up with 3 people. They were making a lot of noise,, were obviously drunk and high,, and continued to make noise and stay up around the campfire until 3AM,, finally falling asleep in the back of their truck. We all woke up feeling exhausted and very disappointed in the situation as we were assured at the time of booking that there would be no other campers. They left in the morning with the "land partners" dog and were talking about coming back that night.
I spoke to the host Gigi about this and she said that she didn't know who they were and appeared apologetic. She said that they likely knew their land partner and that she couldn't control what they do on the property. We decided to leave and find another place to camp for the night.
Gigi was nice enough to refund us for the night that we didn't stay,, but I have also asked for a partial refund on our first night as we didn't get the entire campsite to ourselves as advertised. She didn't agree.
This campsite is beautiful and has great ocean views at sunset. It is nice to have a flushing toilet and an outdoor kitchen space. That being said,, a night of no sleep with loud strangers hanging out 20 feet from our tent,, made the situation miserable.
My biggest issue with Gigi is that she does not advertise that they don't fully own the property, and promises things that they can't come through with. If you are ok with the uncertainty of this,, by all means,, book away. Kaupo is a magical place.

Hipcamper Gigi and Johnny
Response from Gigi and Johnny, the Host, on March 4th, 2021

Stacy is correct- we own the property 50/50 with a land partner and always try to make sure every camper is aware and sensitive to the fact that the property is in a residential neighborhood. I have since edited the website to hopefully add more clarity before our guests arrival. Having said that- I never promised Stacy exclusive use of our property. I told her in a message that we can't control our neighbors dogs, and music but agreed to block the other 2 campsites so that no additional hipcampers would be there at the same time. A bigger problem was the spinter giant Van that showed up and their refusal to follow the rules as to where it could be parked. They defiantly reparked after I stepped away and my husband had to ask them again to repark. Oddly I gave them an alternative place to park Which they refused but would not have had the problem of the unfortunate event of an uninvited guest of my land partner's showing up- a suprise and anomaly to us all. Sound really carries in Kaupo-and my husband and I never heard the noise that Stacy spoke of nor did we ever see these people or their truck. Our site is intended for tent camping.WHICH usually includes some sort of "roughing" it. This party is better off camping at The Grand Wailea. I am sorry they are so unhappy.

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Hipcamper Nathalie

Private paradise with a view

Nathalie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 12th, 2021

We stayed three nights at Kaupo Maui Puka au Huhu Farm and with out a doubt the best Hipcamp experience I have ever had. Gigi and Jonny could not have been more friendly and gracious. We shared stories by the campfire every night, leading about the history of the area and the overall history of the farm. The stargazing was out of this world incredible; on a clear night able to see the Milky Way. The location was excellent as a base for the road to Hana, taking only 35 min to get to Hanatown. The addition of the cooking shack, and flushing toilet really made the whole stay feel like a luxurious glamping experience. Overall, I cannot recommend staying at Puka au Huhu farm enough.

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Hipcamper Kesten

Beautiful ocean lookout

Kesten B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 6th, 2020

This is a beautiful spot with great amenities. Loved the hammock and the ocean view. And enjoyed hanging at the fire pit with Gigi and Johnny

Hipcamper Gigi and Johnny
Response from Gigi and Johnny, the Host, on December 9th, 2020

Thank you Kesten! We enjoyed having you.

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Hipcamper Jacob

A gorgeous piece of paradise

Jacob I.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 8th, 2020

Gigi and Johnny have a beautiful space for a campsite, with excellent views in every direction. We loved our afternoon watching the sunset and using their facilities. We would definitely stay at their place again and recommend that everyone experience the natural beauty of Maui through camping at the Kaupo Maui Puka au Huhu Farm!

Hipcamper Nainoa
Nainoa M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2020

Couldn’t ask for a better time.
Such a special spot and great hosts!

Hipcamper Tyler
Tyler S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 29th, 2020

Gigi and Johnny were friendly and accommodating hosts. The property is right off the main road in Kaupo. They share it with another person (that they had a falling out with and apparently there is some ill will , although it didn't impact our 1 night stay).

The camping area is a spacious grassy area with some shaded trees, an outdoor kitchen area (available for use as long as the other landowner is not using), a variety of chairs and tables, and some charm (hammock, wooden swing, pergola). You can choose where to pitch your tent and pull up your car (although it's requested to park in separate parking area overnight).

The soft grass has been overtaken by some tough weeds (freshly cut, though), but it wasn't a problem (we use air mattresses). We did see a lot of red ants on the grass but were assured they weren't the biting kind and managed fine, being extra careful to not let our stuff get taken over by them.

Weather was pleasant at night, with a cool breeze; can probably get windy here, and I chose a night with lighter winds, although the howling was still intermittent overnight. They were nice enough to open up just for us despite the long COVID shutdown (we live on Maui), so the outdoor kitchen wasn't as stocked/operational (no propane stove or filtered water, as some other reviews allude to), but that wasn't an issue for us.

The views of the ocean and the craggy volcano (especially at morning light) are special.

As this is a "Residential Area" (per the sign), there are other properties nearby. It is low density with clear rural/rustic/off-the-beaten-path vibe, both this property and presumably those nearby. Sleeping can be a challenge if you are a light sleeper or don't have ear plugs. We heard intermittent barking dogs fairly often and late, some bass/music (it was a Saturday night), roosters in the morning around sunrise, lots of birds, howling of the wind, and cars from the road (Hawaii local vehicles tend to be old and loud), so keep in mind you may not get the solitude of remote camping. We also smelled cigarette smoke a few times, but it didn't last that long and didn't overshadow our stay.

All in all, a good option for breaking up the Road to Hana route with camping.

Hipcamper Gigi and Johnny
Response from Gigi and Johnny, the Host, on October 16th, 2020

Tyler is absolutely correct in his review. I was not made aware of the ants, although, it is camping outdoors and bugs are typically part of the scenario. Due to the pandemic our site is temporarily closed.

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Hipcamper Tish

Beautiful site!

Tish S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 1st, 2020

What an AMAZING place! Gigi and Johnny were wonderful hosts. We had the pleasure of ringing in the New Year with them on their beautiful property. The outdoor kitchen is perfectly appointed and the outdoor bathroom is a treat. We loved hanging out with them by the fire and watching the sun go down.

Hipcamper William
William L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 22nd, 2019

Gigi and Johnny were absolute legends! The camp site was the perfect place to explore the south east side of the island and to catch an awesome sunset as well as sunrise.

Property
Kaupo Maui Puka au Huhu Farm
State
Hawaii
Country
United States
$50/night
3 Sites