About Kula Town
At the elevation of 1,600 to 3,600 feet is Maui’s Kula Town, a rural farm district spreading across the slopes of MT. Haleakala. Kula Town is unlike Mauis coastal towns, including Kihei and Lahaina. Kulas cool climates and rich soils are home to Mauis best produce is grown: Maui onions, herbs, cabbage, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, coffee, bananas and much, much more! Kula is known for having the perfect climate conditions for growing almost anything.Kula means open meadows in Hawaiian, and thats exactly what it is. Boasting botanical gardens and locally run farms, Kula features the famous Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Maui Winery (Tedeschi Winery), Shims Coffee Farm, Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, Ulupalakua Ranch and much more. Exotic flowers, age-old ranching practices, fine wines and organic coffees, youll find treasures abound in Kula. (Photo: belindah/Flickr)
Kula Towns most historical landmark is probably the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, built by Portuguese plantation workers in the 1800s. Kulas district spreads across Haleakalas slopes with seemingly no boundaries, due to the fact that in 1906 there were no official city limits.
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Maui
- Duration: We drive through Kula and make stops depending on your tour and time.
- Insider Tip: Try fresh produce from local farms and roadside stands!
- Fun Fact: Bring a coat in the winter! Temperatures can reach lows of mid-30s in the winter!
- What to Expect: Local farms, Hawaiian cowboys (Paniolos), rural towns and communities.
- Pop Culture: Oprah owns a pasture home in Kula.