About Kula

Move up to Kula and listen to your blood pressure drop. Hear the quiet sounds of nature as you breathe the fresh mountain air. Marvel at the spectacular ocean and fleece capped mountains.

Kula is more than just a place, it’s a state of mind. Absolute serenity. Above the heat of the coast and sheltered from the brisk trade winds, Kula promises you a very special lifestyle. The days are temperate and the evenings are cool enough to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a crackling fire.

The verdant pasture lands now dotted with cattle has seen days when the first Hawaiian people cultivated sweet potato and taro centuries ago. Even Irish potatoes were grown and harvested to supply the whaling ships anchored in Maalaea. The rich soil produced a variety of crops including apples, corn, peaches and plums. Even cotton harvested in Kula was used for the Union Army uniforms during the Civil War.

The rural atmosphere also lured early settlers from Japan, China, Madeira and the Azores. These newcomers were the forerunners of farmers today, producing lettuce, cabbage, turnips, tomatoes and the famous Kula Onion. Kula’s rich volcanic soil and cooler climate is also perfect for growing a variety of flowers ranging from the ever popular protea to magnificent tropical blooms and even grapes for wine and champagne.

Fragrant eucalyptus and purple Jacaranda tree lined roads winding over mountain slopes, leading you home. No wonder Kula has long been the first choice of kamaaina families for gracious country estates and carefree summer homes.

Kula Spots Worth Seeing

Haleakala Crater

One of the largest volcanoes with a variety of climates and wildlife. Catch the sunrise or sunset, either one, you won’t be disappointed.

Kula Lodge and Restaurant

Rustic setting serving breakfast, lunch and dinner around a cozy fireplace.

Curtis Wilson Cost Art Gallery

Famous for capturing the true essence of “Upcountry”, this namesake gallery is located in the Kula Lodge lobby.

Grandma’s Coffee House

Sip a cup of coffee with fresh berry topped waffles in an old plantation home converted to a quaint restaurant.

Café 808

For the best local food, visit this upcountry diner.

Tedeschi Winery

A former sugar plantation, these vineyards are cultivated with grapes and pineapple to create it’s signature vintages. Wine tasting and free guided tours are available.

Ulupalakua Ranch

Home of the Hawaiian paniolos, this beautiful ranch has spectacular views of the Central Valley and the South Shore.

Kula Botanical Gardens

Stroll through these lush gardens showcasing over 2,000 species of plants.

Ali'i Lavender Farm

The sweet smell of lavender is only one of its benefits.


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