Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the questions below to get answers about Wailele Farm and Twin Falls Maui.
We have been in business since 1997.
Wailele Farm is 39 acres. It stretches from the parking lot bordering Hana Hwy a half a mile towards Haleakala bordered by Ho'olawa stream on one side and the ridge line on the other.
Our list of plant species is over 350+ varieties of tropical plants. We focus on primary crops like banana, sugarcane, coconut, lilikoi (passionfruit) to sell at our farm stand. We also grow a wide range of other trees, palms, flowers, fruits, shrubs and ground covers. Coffee, Cacao (chocolate), Green Tea to name few of our exciting upcoming crops. We are collectors and always smile when we put a plant into the ground that we don't have already.
We have taken a very natural approach to farming. Bio-diversity is key to our success. Learning what plants prefer (shade, full sun, dry, wet etc) we choose locations for planting based on these known or observable preferences specie to specie. We are continually "turning the jungle" back in on itself utilizing what we cut and trim as mulch and to suppress weeds. We don't irrigate and rarely fertilize. We leave that up to nature and the ecosystem of which we are part of.
We average about 80-100 inches of rain each year.
Twin Falls is the common name giving to this area situated in Ho'olawa Valley. Wailele Farm has decided to keep trails open on its property for people to have recreational access to this area.
The short answer is YES! The hike to Twin Falls is good for a wide range of people with different interests. Beautiful foliage and tropical plants line the trails to each and every waterfall. The lower falls are relatively easy to access and although not large, they are great for pictures. The upper falls is a longer uphill walk and can be difficult due to changes in terrain, river crossings, slippery trails among other hazards.
There are lower falls and an upper falls. The lower falls are very close to the parking lot and relatively easy to access. The upper falls are over a mile round trip and can take you through riverbeds (watch for flash flooding), and trails which can be slippery as well as other hazards.
There are no snakes or seriously dangerous animals here and we all would like to keep it that way. A few of the wild animals we have in this area are feral pigs, mongoose and birds.
Unfortunately yes it is true. Just like most places in the world Hawaii has its fair share of petty theft and crime. Do not think the trunk of your car is a safe place to put them either.