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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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San Ramon, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We started our vacation with a guided trip directed by Dr. Lani, he personaly showed us around the local grounds and explianed all the plant life that surrounded the area. We would walk as he would explain to us what we were looking at, he even let us taste it if it was edible. He has an incredible wealth of... More

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Simi Valley, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Garden is on 10 acres and all the plants, flowers and trees are labeled. Garden also has a maze and zipline and segways for rent. nice location, waterfall up the road. Don't forget the repellent!

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

Aloha! Mahalo for coming to see us. We appreciate that you chose to be our guest in the gardens. We have recently made new efforts to improve the signage on the plants in the gardens. We have over 1,000 species identified and are adding to that list every day. It has been estimated (as the gardens was developing) that we... More

Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a relatively young garden area. To me, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens are a much better display of the flora and fauna. However, the staff here truly have embraced the aloha spirit and ideology. These are some of the nicest people we have met and they really want you to enjoy your experience and get the most out of... More

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

Aloha! Mahalo for coming to see us. We appreciate that you chose to be our guest in the gardens. We appreciate your thoughts and your photos that show the newest signage on the plants in the gardens. We have over 1,000 species identified and are adding to that list every month in a progressive identification project. It has been estimated... More

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just a beautiful rain forest, grounds are well kept, and you can do it on the Segways if you want. Dont forget the maze also!

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

Aloha and Mahalo, We appreciate your kind comments. We hope you can come back again soon! Being so close we hope you might consider becoming a member and visiting often so you may watch us grow (literally)! There are some wonderful benefits and free tours included in the many levels of support. Mahalo and A Hui Hou! More

Reston, VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The World Botanical Gardens is a fairly small garden that has a sample of pretty much anything you could find growing in Hawaii. It was nice to find out what everything I'd been seeing was! The garden tour is a very easy, walkable path so most anyone could do it. There is also a maze, which if fun (especially for... More

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

Aloha! Mahalo for your kind comments. We think our staff is great. We get positive comments on their Aloha Spirit and the way they share the gardens to our guests. We look forward to the next time you find your way to the gardens so we can share the new ways to see the gardens and watch how we are... More

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