We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Botanical World Adventures

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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

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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Segway Mala Pua Tour - 90 Minutes - Rating: EASY to MODERATE
More Info
and up
Big Island Zipline Adventure
More Info
and up
Segway Hanapueo Tour - 120 Minutes - Rating: CHALLENGING to ADVANCED

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 128 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
  • 8
  • 6
Great Fun and Beautiful Botanical Gardens

We traveled with 2 teens and the whole family loved this trip. It is great for both first time segway riders and those more experienced. Our guide led us through beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
fairfield county, ct
Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 127: English reviews
fairfield county, ct
Level Contributor
112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled with 2 teens and the whole family loved this trip. It is great for both first time segway riders and those more experienced. Our guide led us through beautiful gardens and let us try all the different fruits - it was so much fun and interesting. Then we toured to waterfall areas and got to see some of... More 

Thank funtootravel
Woodstock, Ontario
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our 2 hour Segway tour of the Botanical Gardens! Dylan our guide was very knowledgable, fun and outgoing during the tour. The highlight had to be all the fresh fruit he cut off the trees for us to enjoy along the way! Many of which I had never heard of. Segways were very easy and fun to operate... More 

Thank Coylie14
Brantford, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour Segway tour with our amazing guide Dylan. He was informative, genuine, friendly, and tailored the tour to our interests. We were able to taste some of the fruits that grow in Hawaii that we had never even heard of before. The Segways were very fun to zoom around on!

Thank MrsHarkness
Clinton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Our family of 5 had great fun zip-lining and doing an off-road segway tour here! The guides were great - informative and funny! None of us had ridden Segways before and the guide did a great job instructing us and getting us comfortable. It was a blast! And the zip-lining - great views, and 7 or 8 different zip lines... More 

1 Thank MK22NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Awesome time zip lining with the family. The guides were great and made it easier for members of my family that were nervous.

Thank Andrea D
Princeton, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a wonderful time zip lining with helpful and personable guides. Unfortunately the office staff are unreliable and lacked professionalism. On Friday morning, we called to arrange a 12:30 zip line tour for Saturday. The woman at the office stated she was busy and would call me back in 20 minutes. She never did. I called back a couple... More 

Thank megm566
La Verne, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My husband and I booked the two hour "Mamalahoa Tour" Segway ride through the Botanical Gardens, Rain Forest, and up to see the Kamaee Waterfall. It was such a beautiful day, and a wonderful ride! Our guide, Dylan, was extremely knowledgable, friendly, and personable. There was nobody else booked for our time slot, so we had a private tour. It... More 

Thank Heidi B
Huntsville, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The rainforest visit here has gone downhill since last September ... There is a lot of debris in the water way area which limits the view and many dead plants now.. I wish I had not spent the money to go back

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

Aloha and Mahalo for your review. We have sent a crew today to address your remarks. We are doing some special trimming in other areas of the gardens which has caused the staff to pay somewhat less attention to the rainforest in recent weeks. The rainforest is particularly active during summer months. It requires a large staff and our gardeners... More 

Novato, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went with our adult kids to this beautiful arboretum thinking they'd want to ride the zipline overhead while we looked at all the plants, trees, flowers, vines and waterfalls. But they loved all the living beautiful growth all around us that they passed on the zipline. It was one of the more memorable parts of our trip to Hawaii.... More 

Thank vlcampbell2016
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My husband and I toured the garden while the kids went zip lining. The flowers were awesome and well taken care of.

Thank Liz P

Travelers who viewed Botanical World Adventures also viewed

Hakalau, Island of Hawaii

Been to Botanical World Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Botanical World Adventures and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Botanical World Adventures staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?