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Botanical World Adventures

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Address: 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19 at Mile Marker 16 - 16 Miles North of Hilo, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
Phone Number: +1 808-963-5427
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Description: Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road...
Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road Adventure, the World Botanical Gardens, Maze, Waterfalls and more. Drive right to the viewpoints for the impressive Kamae'e Falls --- one of the best waterfalls in Hawaii or walk down the river trail to see Hanapueo Falls with its intimate beauty. Take a Guided Tour of the gardens with Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel (reservations, please). Takes approximately two hours and lunch is also available. Take your own Self-guided Audio Tour with our Audio Wands. Discover the hidden beauty of Hawaii as you explore the hundreds of acres Gardens by car and on foot. View exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees en route to spectacular waterfalls. Stroll through hibiscus and native Hawaiian plants to the lush Rain Forest Walk. Immerse yourself in our botanical Rainbow Gardens filled with orchids, bromeliads, palms, ti, cinnamon, allspice, the pencil tree and scores of tropical species. You will wander at your leisure and see the adjacent Arboretum and the huge woody Maze, one of the largest in the world! You will also see spectacular 360-degree vistas which include snow-capped Mauna Kea, pastoral grazing and sweeping ocean views. Everyone will love all the popular activities at Botanical World Adventures! The Gardens is home to the family friendly Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure featuring 7 zip lines and a thrilling suspension bridge. The Segways are a truly exciting experience and another great new way to see the botanical gardens with family and friends!
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Fun Segway Ride & Tour

Segways are fun to ride; and riding them through a beautiful setting of interesting trees and plants makes it even more fun. Our guide, Keanu, was fun and very knowledgeable. He... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Kathryn S
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Bonaire, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We did the segway tour of the gardens. WOW!! Our guide, Dylan, was very knowledgeable about the plants. He gave us several to taste & smell. What an experience!! We would absolutely do this again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Dylan, our guide, was phenomenal. Detailed knowledge of the plants and history of the species. He fed us during the tour with fruits and flowers! It was amazing. The segway scooters are fun to drive and easy to learn to drive!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went here to see the Kamaee Waterfall and it was a huge waste of $12! Didn't care to see the gardens, as you drive through the rainforest in the way there. They charge $6 a person to drive up a narrow road and look at a waterfall. There is no info there about the fall, no shade, and no... More 

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Mark R, Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha, We hope we would have an opportunity to address your concern on value. Please call our guest services center at 888-Zip-Isle (947-4753). The Kamaee falls road and overlook is up a private road and then you have to go on yet another private road to the overlook. It is not good to advise others to break the law by... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Segways are fun to ride; and riding them through a beautiful setting of interesting trees and plants makes it even more fun. Our guide, Keanu, was fun and very knowledgeable. He gave us time at the beginning of the tour to get used to riding; however, we all learned quickly so it was several minutes of just pure fun riding!... More 

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Casper
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I saw a sign on the road and stopped here. We started in the garden but had to return to the shop for insect repellent because the bugs were so bad. My husband enjoyed the maze. We walked to the on site waterfall. It was muddy walking and the falls are small. Cost is $15pp. It includes... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tour guide was Ipo and she was fun. She was very patient and helpful. We (my wife, son and myself) had ridden a segway previously and really enjoyed it. We spent more time learning about plants and Hawaiian customs rather than riding the segways. I wouldn't do this again. It was the only Segway tour on the Big Island. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great and friendly staff and a wonderful course. We toured the maze and flowers with our granddaughter while my adult children zip lined. We had reasonably-priced snacks while we waited and then hiked up a great trail to watch them zip overhead. Kudos to Kiki who recognized me from high-school!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place was so beautiful. If you have a green thumb then you're in luck. The staff was very friendly. The falls are easy to get to by car and walking. I do recommend bug spray. Overall good family fun.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a really fun trip. Even the kids had a good time. There's a small river trail with a little waterfall and zip lines available, though the ziplines were booked when we got there. We saw a lot of interesting flowers and trees and had fun getting lost in the maze made out of bushes.

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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Guide Kai was great and the Segways were fun. However the rain forest trail was off limits which I felt would have made the difference in a much better tour. I had more fun using the Segway on the paved surface than in the gardens. The tour is not worth the (full) price. Ask about their discounts before booking. They... More 

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