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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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Gorgeous scenery and excellent botanical garden. Well over 20 acres to explore by foot along with a nice drive to see a waterfall and a nice walk down to a river in another area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Robert S
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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did a half hour intro Aloha! tour with April she was amazing! It was so fun all 4 of us loved it. Kids are 13 and 16 and enjoyed it would definitely recommend it a must do!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My 5 year old absolutely loved the ziplining. It's a perfect family excursion for people with a young family. I walked with my 3 year old along the course. Very pleasant among the trees and shade. My husband and 5 year old partook in the ziplining and loved it. It's challenging for children in a good way - without been... More 

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Gdynia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Variety of plants and a few nice walks but nothing spectacular for this price. Nice addition with the trip to the waterfall. Nice and friendly staff. A bit more comprehensive signage would help.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Gorgeous scenery and excellent botanical garden. Well over 20 acres to explore by foot along with a nice drive to see a waterfall and a nice walk down to a river in another area of the property. Reasonable for small children- mine were not bored. Lots of walking for people that might have mobility issues. Did not do any of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had a blast. My sweetheart and I have were segway novices. Keanu our guide was patient and gave great tips in using the segway safely and easily. I didn't think I would get the balancing part figured out but it didn't take any time at all to master. Keanu and all the staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Botanical World Adventures recently and we were not terribly impressed. We did the drive to the Kaimea Water fall first. It was up a steep and increasingly hard to drive road for about 1 mile. It would have been nice to have been warned about the road conditions. We had a regular rental car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My partner wanted to try a Segway and I wanted to see a botanical garden so we took the 60 minute Segway tour. Keanu was our guide and he was fantastic! He thoroughly and patiently taught us to ride the Segway with confidence so that we could fully enjoy all that the botanical gardens had to offer. His knowledge of... More 

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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Got the garden tour for 2 as a groupon. Lani the guide was very knowledgeable an gave us 2 neophyes all the info and then some for all the flora and fauna we saw. We were there in Jan. with not much flowering activity causing the guide to describe things that may not be a part of a normal tour... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went for a Segway adventure in the morning. Our guide was terrific! He did a great job of explaining how to use the machine and got us comfortable before we took off. He was very knowledgeable about the plants in the area and you could tell that he was very proud of the place and takes ownership of its... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

they charge $15 to walk their garden. It was not worth $5. Very cluttered with Leaves and branches down everywhere. Not well kept up. No real walking path, you just wander around. Hardly any flowers. It's more like an orchard with grass that no one takes care of. There is a trail to a creek, but it is hard to... More 

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

Aloha and Mahalo for your comments, We would like to have the opportunity to discuss your experience. We offer the map of the gardens when checking in which guides to many of our unique areas. We would like to ask if you used the Walking Stick Audio tour that is hours of information about hundreds of plants in the Rainbow... More 

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