Near Makapu’u, there is a little farm named Waimanalo Country Farm.
It’s only open to the public on specific dates in the summer and the fall. However, it’s worth it to go out there when you can.
The parking area is dirt, and it’s pretty rough. I recommend taking a car or truck that won’t mind a less improved road.
After you park, you walk in and see a ticket booth. I paid $17 for access to all parts of the farm, which is the best deal.
There is a hayride around the perimeter of the farm, a sunflower field, a pumpkin canon, a pumpkin patch, and a petting zoo. The petting zoo is actually quite good, and has a lot of animals. We saw ducklings, turtles, a cow, several types of goats, an alpaca, and a llama. You can buy food for a few dollars extra so all the animals will be very excited to see you.
If you’re allergic to bees, bring your epinephrine, because they are everywhere.
As for the rest of the farm, it’s definitely a photo opportunity. A lot of people do their wedding photos, Christmas cards, and other pictures there.
This is because the sunflower field is positively magical, and it’s set in front of some of the most striking mountains on Oahu; making for truly spectacular photos.
There isn’t much in the way of things to do other than take photos and pet animals. I would allow for one hour, or two at most if you have kids.
There is food and drinks available, but nothing spectacular.
The important thing to remember is that it’s hot in the Hawaiian sun, so wear a hat and put on plenty of sunscreen.
As we were walking up, I observed several people leaving with glowing red sunburns, and you don’t want that to be you.
They do sell pumpkins there, and they’re a little more expensive than what you’d get at Costco or Lowe’s.
However, I think it’s good to buy from local vendors, so I encourage you to pick out your pumpkins for Halloween here.
Also, they make and sell local honey products, and you’ll want to get some of those too.
For a family of hour, I’d plan to spend about $150 between admission, pumpkins, and local honey. It’s well worth the trip!