Kula Botanical Garden: Located on the slopes of Haleakala, Kula Botanical Garden encompasses 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, a koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit. The garden has hundreds of varieties of plants for you to enjoy and photograph. Plants are labeled with their botanical name, common name, and country of origin. You might especially enjoy the Jackson Chameleon exhibit, native Nene geese, and aviary. Kula Botanical Garden also features a gift shop with made-in-Hawaii items and items of botanical interest.
Lavender Farm: Go on a self-guided walking tour at your own pace. This place offers stunning scenery, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, and a birds-eye view of the Maui central valley. You will learn about the flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world. Enjoy your picnic style lunch in this spectacular outdoor setting with the most amazing views.
Ocean Organic Vodka and Farm: Top off your tour with this visit, where you will learn about how the vodka is made from the sugar cane, using mineral water and other fascinating facts ending with a vodka tasting. The state-of-the-art Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery utilizes solar panels to power 100% of the operations of the distillery and facility. The sugar cane is organically farmed on the rich, volcanic soils without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and mature sugar cane stalks are hand-harvested for processing. The Martini Garden, a garden designed specifically for martini lovers, highlights fresh, local ingredients such as Kula lavender, local citrus, passion fruit, pineapple and strawberries. The tour includes a sampling with a take-home souvenir of an Ocean Organic Vodka shot glass for those who are 21 years and over.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk 650 yards. Guests must be 21 years old to participate in the vodka tasting.
What to Bring: Valid photo ID for drinking age verification. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and a jacket. Cash or credit/debit card for additional purchases.
Good to Know: Tour operates in small groups.