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Mauna Loa left us underwhelmed and coming from Queensland Australia, the real home of macadamia nuts, and actually having two trees ourselves, it was nothing new. But I did... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia
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San Francisco
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our arrival, the "self-guided" tour was closed. A nice woman let us taste as much as we liked because there were no tours right then. We purchased many cans from a surly cashier and proceeded to a nearby market for picnic supplies. At the market, the same nuts were substantially cheaper. As a matter of fact, they are even... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of our tour of the Big Island we visited Mauna Loa factory You can take a self guided factory tour viewing the working factory through large glass windows and watching a video After the tour (or before if you can't wait for the chocolate!!!) you can get free tasting and then buy directly from the factory NOW the... More 

Thank Kyramykala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The factory tour is simple and can be seen in 5 minutes. It is located right across the store. It is good to see how they prepare the mac nuts. Just driving thru the property is like going back to the old hawaii days 100 years ago. I bought over $200 worth of chocolates and nuts. Don't be cheap and... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yum yum yum. The quick self guided tour smells sooooo good. Watching the small number of people running the factory was interesting. Awesome gift shop. With awesome gifts and samples. Really clean and fresh feeling. Was a nice stop a bit from Hilo.

Thank Jamie S
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

For being the biggest producer of Macadamia nuts in Hawaii this place wasn't all it cracked up to be. The drive through the nut orchards were pretty cool however when you get there you are limited to samples as they hand you 1 at a time. Many others aren't so stingy. Also you would think that if you buy nuts... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Mauna Loa left us underwhelmed and coming from Queensland Australia, the real home of macadamia nuts, and actually having two trees ourselves, it was nothing new. But I did expect the self-guided tour to be much more informative.

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Aloha , Mauna Loa is a nice stop for everyone. You can see how the macadamia nuts are processed. It also has a very nice ice cream parlor in the gift shop.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

The three-mile drive from Highway 11 to the visitor's center (Mauna Loa Drive) gives a sense of the expanse of the trees and the plantation as well as showing off an impressive stand of Captain Cook Pines. But what you might want to know about the development of the Macadamia nut industry is just as easily discovered with a bit... More 

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Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

If you like macadamia nuts, stop by Mauna Loa. It's an easy drive out of Hilo. There's no signage telling you it's coming up - so you have to watch for it. The factory is a couple of miles in. The road goes through the grove. Take your time and read the signs, they tell you how big the grove... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The tour itself is free and self guided. When we were there, none of the screens that explain the process were working. You basically walk outside of a factory and look into windows where people are working with no explanation as to what is happening. The shop was great - because there were free samples, but in terms of pricing... More 

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