Spanning 20,000 acres of rich, volcanic earth is Ulupalakua Ranch
, Maui’s second largest cattle ranch. Home to a historic paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture, Maui’s Winery (Tedeschi Winery), elk and much more, the Ulupalakua Ranch
on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala
is a must-see location when travelling through Upcountry Maui. Stop by the general store for an open-grill elk burger or veggie sandwich. Enjoy the cool, mountain air and relax, Ulupalakua is one reason why Maui No Ka Oi, “the best”!
was founded in 1845 by businessman and agriculturist L.L. Torbert, who used the land to produce crops like sweet potato, taro, and—at the direction of King Kamehameha III—sugar cane. At the turn of the 19th century, the ranch shifted from sugar cane production to cattle ranching. Today, in conjuction with six other Hawaii cattle ranches, Ulupalakua owns and operates the Maui Cattle Company.