- The list below includes 165 free or cheap things to do in or near Kula, Hawaii, including 64 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Parks, Gardens and National & State Parks.
- From Haleakala National Park to Kula Botanical Garden, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Kula and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wailuku, Hana, Wailea and Makawao.
Adjacent to Mount Haleaka sits Haleakala National Park, one of the most unusual parks in the United States. Its vast, stark landscape was forged by ancient volcanic eruptions. All visitors must purchase an inexpensive pass before entering the park.
Sitting at the bottom of Mount Haleakala, the Kula Botanical Garden is an eight-acre garden and botanical reserve. It flourishes with hundreds of colorful, fragrant blossoms and greenery of diverse shapes and sizes.
Measuring over 3.8 acres and centrally located, Harold Rice Park offers views of both the south and north shores and the West Maui Mountains. The park includes picnic tables with one grill, bathrooms and steep grassy hills.
Managed by the Hawaii Division of State Parks, the Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area is a scenic natural area with redwood trees, alpine meadows, and all manner of wildlife. The area has many hiking and biking trails.