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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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I am 26 years old and also a local to the Big Island I planned an hour and a half segway tour (Mala Pua). At first glance the place feels like it could use more "sprucing up". I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Hickory, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Admission to the gardens and a waterfall is $15. The river trail was off limits. The arboretum was a few trees on a lawn. The rainbow garden trail had some nice spevimens, but the mosquitoes were awful. It took about 15 minutes to see everything.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sailing over the tops of beautiful trees and river with georgous views of the ocean - what could be more fun? The guides were friendly and completely safe. Great experience!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ipo is a great guide, and the Off Road Segways were a blast. We did the 90-minute tour and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I am 26 years old and also a local to the Big Island I planned an hour and a half segway tour (Mala Pua). At first glance the place feels like it could use more "sprucing up". I expected a bigger office with a warmer invitation but it was just a small little "cubby" type of building with granola bars... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The day started with our first impression of the 'Botanical World Adventures' with Tiffany, a very pleasant and truly customer- focused representative. We signed up for the whole package (Segway's garden tour - 1st time on Segway - and zip lining over their tropical canopy) at a great price! Ipo did a fantastic job of teaching us how to drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a blast! The views were gorgeous. The zip lines were insane! Our guides (Kalani, Kai, Dillon, and Ipo) are knowledgeable, fun, humorous, and entertaining. History, vegetation and great fun! 100% recommend!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In all fairness, we did not do the segway or zipline tour here, so maybe if we had opted for one of those, I might have rated it higher. We first did the gardens, then the maze and lastly the waterfall. The gardens were not impressive in my opinion in comparison to other botanical gardens on the island. There were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went to check out the botanical gardens and left disappointed. I imagine that the segway tour and zipline might be fun if that is what you are interested in, but there are much nicer botanical gardens on the Big Island. Plants not well maintained in several areas, no flow to the garden areas and the staff was definitly not... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took a segway tour through the gardens with our guide, Ipo. Ipo was terrific! She was super knowledgeable, very patient, funny, professional, and passionate about Hawaii. The Segways performed well and we never felt unsafe. Tons of fun! Thanks, Ipo!!

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Address: 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
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hakalau

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