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Botanical World Adventures

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19 at Mile Marker 16 - 16 Miles North of Hilo, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
+1 808-963-5427
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Hakalau
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road Adventure, the World Botanical Gardens, Maze, Waterfalls and more. Drive right... more » Owner description: 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! « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited recently, and taking the Segway tour at Botanical World Adventures was definitely on our to do list. We did a Segway tour in Aruba last year, and had to do it again. Although, the terrain is totally different, you won't find a better way to explore and see the local surroundings. Traveling through the gardens and rain Forrest area... More

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Rancho Murieta, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

we really enjoyed the tour...staff was very concerned with safety and made sure we were ready before we left...Arlen who is native to the area, was great...he knew about all the plants and fruits we sampled along the way...this is a must do, easy tour to take...the waterfall was beautiful...don't miss it...he was patient and very helpful when he sensed... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had an amazing time with this tour company. Our tour guides were: Keanu & TJ. Before ever doing anything, they completely & fully explained all safety guidelines and fitted us properly. We then traveled up to the zipline areas where they were very well versed in the plants, tree's and foliage along the way. We tasted several fruits, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Where to begin... The gardens are amazing - beautiful - all five senses are immersed into this experience. A flower is given to you to eat and smell. The flowers are vibrant and colorful. The wind blowing through the trees is soothing and relaxing. You can feel the softness of the leaves. The zip lining ride is amazing. Beyond the... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Gardens were beautiful ! Peaceful walk through lush area. Best part however was our Segway ride with our awesome tour guide Keauna! He was very informative and entertaining. Loved getting to taste all the local fruits along the way. Great afternoon !!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended for the entire family! Our guides were awesome. They're very well-trained, humble and hilarious! No fear just have fun. Honestly I was scared at the beginning, but the guides were very nice and they kept us laughing which ease my anxiety. It was a great experience and we will definitely return!

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Riverside, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great little excursion, the staff are so friendly and helpful. The Botanical Gardens is beautiful overlooking the ocean.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Absolutely loved the staff and zip line. & would recommend it. But, Bring big spray or wear jeans, I walked away with 27 bug bites on my legs.

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Syracuse , NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hilo native visiting The Big Island Aug. 2014 from the mainland with 2 friends who signed up for the zipline so decided to join in for a 1st time experience . The staff at Botanical World were very friendly and knowledgeable about the adventure that we were about to undertake . All 7 ziplines + the rope bridge offered their... More

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Stanwood, Washington, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We bought a pass to the gardens with a zipline and segway combo. We had a great time. First we walked through the gardens and had lunch at a picnic table (in the shade, which was appreciated.) Then we drove up to see the waterfalls and saw another one when we toured the gardens. We highly enjoyed the diverse 7... More

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