Have you still not visited the beautiful Lavender Maui Farm- Maui offers its visitors a little bit of everything, from snorkelling, kiteboarding, quad biking tours, and beautiful cruises to Maui.
However, deep inside Maui, a hidden experience offers a sensory overload that many people don’t know about. Maui Lavender Farm, also known as Aliacula Lavender Farm. Named “Aliy Kula Lavender”, the farm is centred on the Queen of Herbs: Lavender. This purple beauty is known worldwide for its gorgeous shades and alluring fragrance.
The road to the farm is an adventure in itself. Perched at about 4,000 feet, you’ll find the Maui Lavender Farm in the foothills of Haleakala inland from Maui.
First, how to get tickets to the farm?
This is actually a straightforward feat: you visit a Maui lavender farm and appreciate the great variety of lavender (and other flowers) available at any time for a simple $3 fee. The fee is only for the upkeep of the farm and, of course, some mandatory government payments. However, even a small fee of $3 is evidence of many concessions. The quota is significantly reduced for the military, the elderly and the kamaaina, and children under 12 can enter for free.
The fee can be quickly paid at the entrance to the car park, giving you access to a world of beauty beyond. Visit the Aliya Kula Lavender Farm website here.
How large is the farm?
The Maui Lavender Farm spans 13.5 acres and is home to about 20 different types of lavender and about 55,000 lavender plants. When visiting Maui, one wonders how such a lavender wonder can exist here in such abundance, even if this purple beauty is not native to the area.
Although lavender is not a year-round flower and mostly appears in summer, about 9 varieties can be seen throughout the year. However, a farm is not just a walk in the park.
In addition to various activities, guided tours are organized to make it easier for visitors to explore the area and its rich culture and history.
Wondering what these tours include? Let’s walk through them.
If you are travelling with kids who are bound to get lost if left alone, a van ride is one of the best options. These 5-seat trolleys feature comfortable padded seats for a smooth ride.
Climb aboard and set off to explore 13.5 acres of land. Travel around the farm, watching the beautiful lavender plants as beautiful scenery. The lavender farm is built on the slope of Haleakala.
This means that at around 4,000 feet, the views are different from what you might experience elsewhere. Imagine: arrays of lilac flowers fill the horizon as far as the eye can see, sunlight filtering through the plants and rugged terrain shining in the background.
Guided tours start at 2 set times; 10:30 for those who get up early and 14:00 for those who have other things to do in the morning or just don’t want to get up early.
Either way, the tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and costs only $25 per person. It’s always best to check in and book your seats early, especially if you want the whole cart for yourself. A great way even for honeymooners to spend some time in seclusion combined with great views and a sense of peace and privacy, guided carriage tours are a great feature of Lavender Farm, Maui.
Each tour starts approximately one hour after the previous one; the times are 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30. The tour lasts about 30 to 40 minutes and includes an up-close and personal moment with nature, leaving you wanting to restart the timer.
The guided tour is unique not only for long walks among the beautiful varieties of lavender but also for the main charm in the illumination offered by the guide. A visit to an unknown land is incomplete if you cannot fully immerse yourself in the local culture and history. To do this, the principles come to the rescue, telling us about the farm’s history, how it developed, Ali Chang’s many talents and his legacy. The guided walking tour is $12 per person and $2 off if you book in advance. This is a great way to explore and discover the area’s charm.
Covering 10 acres of the Kula Forest Reserve, the park has a lot to offer visitors. Whether you want to go hiking or are more into hiking or hunting, you can choose whatever you want. On the other hand, if you don’t feel adventurous, a simple picnic amid lush greenery is another excellent option.