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Botanical World Adventures

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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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Hakalau
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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!
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Holualoa, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Keanu (our tour guide) was amazing!! Had never ridden a segway before, and was just a little bit intimidated about it. Keanu was very patient with our group of five. We all learned how to get around on them pretty quickly. His knowledge of the garden was excellent, and the experience of getting to try the fruits right off the... More

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Saint Peters, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our Segway tour of the Botanical Gardens on November 1, 2014. It ended up just being the two of us and the guide. This on-road and off-road tour via Segway's was a blast. The tour guide evaluated our skill level and adjusted the tour as necessary for that. We had ridden before so we went everywhere. The... More

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Culver City, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I really enjoyed my zipline tour on Friday morning, 11/7/14. The entire staff was soooo nice and really seemed to go above and beyond for their customers. We were a groupon group, but were not treated any differently than those who (may have) paid full price for the service. I can't really compare the zipline to any of the other... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great for first time ziplining. TJ and Dillon were great! We even saw a wild boar on the ground and lots of gecko.

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Campbell, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The zip-lining crew made it fun and funny. They were safe and made even the most uncomfortable of the group feel secure and encouraged them along. A great time i would recommend to anyone.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

For a walking tour, I was very disappointed. Some areas are unmarked. You have to take it upon yourself to find things. The River Walk was not very well maintained. I would consider it unsafe. Not worth the $15.00. Skip it and head to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden down Rt 19 towards Hilo, for a nice tropical botanical garden... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

One of our most fun and memorable events while in Hawaii was zip lining at the Botanical Gardens. While the zip lining experience itself was wonderful (1st time for all of us), my family and I just absolutely loved Chad and Kevic. They were fantastic. You can tell they truly enjoy what they do and do it so very well.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Reserved time to go zipling and hurricane was coming that day. World adventures was great by phoning us day before that our zipling adventure could get cancelled due to the weather and we keep us updated. In any event, we made it and we're able to complete a private zipling guided adventure with Arlen and Kai. I guess other people... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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