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Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

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Clearwater, Florida
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Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

I was wondering if it will be possible to take in the sights of Haleakala, the Lavendar Farm and the winery all in one day without the use of a paid tour. We will have our own rental car to get around.

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S W Arkansas
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1. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Yes. Lavender Farm and winery both close their grounds around 3:30 pm so plan accordingly.

The visitors at the entrance of the park closes at 4, and the visitors/information shop at the summit closes at 3 or 3:30. We love sunset at the summit.

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2. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Go to the top of Haleakala early. Then...

Pack a lunch to eat at one of the many gazebos scattered on the grounds of the Lavender Farm. (but save a bit of room to buy a couple of scones and lavender jelly onsite!). Then the ride to the winery is fairly short, plus you have a little food in the body to absorb some of that wine tasting!

Edited: 9:07 pm, January 07, 2013
S W Arkansas
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3. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Or..have breakfast at Grandma's(take a look at their web site) in Keokea then go to the Lavender (opens at 9) after that head to the winery. You might want an elk burger at the general store for lunch or a late lunch at Kula Lodge before heading up to the summit staying for sunset. It's about 1 & 1/4 hours from the winery to the summit.

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4. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Well our best days exploring Upcountry have been stopping for lunch in Makawao...doing a tasting at the winery and heading back down to enjoy the Lavender Farm, Surfing Goat Dairy and enjoying either Paia FishMarket or Flatbread Co. The summit of the mountain is not a huge deal for us,

Edited: 9:46 pm, January 07, 2013
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5. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

wow, we did it all and it was a whirlwind..but would do it again. do take a lunch to the lavender farm. they encourage it. take a camera to take pics of the best protea collection that i have ever seen.

ask them where "jeanie, the bread lady" lives..she makes the scones and you can go to her house and buy breads..we got some banana and mango breads..yumm.

have fun.

Clearwater, Florida
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6. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Excellent suggestions.

Temecula, California
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7. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Make sure you also check the weather for the summit. We drove up in almost zero visability and there were strong winds and rain and wasn't able to see anything. And the lavender farm opens at 9 I believe? It was closed when we went down.

Dallas, Oregon
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8. Re: Lavendar Farm - Winery - Haleakala

Our group of 7 did all that, plus Surfing Goat Dairy, lunch at Kula Lodge and drove around the south coast to where the pavement ends hoping for a view of the Big Island. Unfortunately, vog was covering the island so we didn't see much.

We started about 9 a.m. and were back at our Worldmark resort in Kihei by 6 p.m. Grilled steaks and mixed margaritas to top off a terrific day!

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