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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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wonderful preservation of Hawaii's plants and trees with an impressive heiau

we enjoyed walking the extensive grounds of Kahanu Garden...long stretches of lawn with varieties... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
anneue
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Napa, California
So quiet with hardly any people. Appropriate for a sacred place

We went here since we wanted to see a bit more of the original Maui. The gardens are quite big... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
dselvan
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Kahanu Garden is one of five locations of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Kahanu is home to large collections of Breadfruit and other ethno-botanical plants of the pacific as well as Pi'ilanihale Heiau believed to be the largest heiau in The State of Hawaii and a National Historic Landmark.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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+1 808-248-8912
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoyed walking the extensive grounds of Kahanu Garden...long stretches of lawn with varieties of trees and plants important to the Hawaiian culture. The heiau is massive, probably the largest in the Islands, covering 3 acres and about 4 stories high--we could only gaze up...More

Thank anneue
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We went here since we wanted to see a bit more of the original Maui. The gardens are quite big although the plant exhibits were not all there since I am guessing we were visiting out of season. The sacred ruins were very interesting but...More

Thank dselvan
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Always great to visit. The new Visitor's Center is a wonderful addition. Pi'ilanihale Heiau is impressive. Needs more signage explaining everything. Staff is very helpful. Be sure to check out the beautiful bathroom facilities which were built with the help of local students - as...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We stopped at the Kahanu Garden on our trip back from Hana. It was as soon as they opened in the morning and we had the entire place to ourselves. We enjoyed following along to see the different types of plants and admiring the large...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The Kahanu garden is exceptionally well kept. The grounds are beautiful and covered with a variety of fruit trees and other vegetation, some indigenous and some not to the island of Maui. The sacred grounds of the chiefs is also quite interesting to see as...More

1  Thank dianne C
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This was by far our favorite stop while doing the Road to Hana. Peaceful, calm, and really interesting stuff about Hawaiian culture.

1  Thank Kalojamu
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

On the way home from the staycation in Hana Maui my mom and I decided to stop at Kahanu Gardens. So glad we did. They offer Kaamaina discount $5.00 per Kaamaina. IPU greeted us at the entrance and was so helpful and friendly, knowledgable about...More

1  Thank Marie A
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Interesting garden with nice walking tour booklet ($10/person). Two miles down partly gravel road, but nice to leave the Hana-bound crowds behind. Largest heiau on island; used to be a royal site. Lovely sea views. Watch out for those falling coconuts!

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Don't expect beach access here, but do expect amazing beach/ocean/wave views. That isn't why we came--we wanted to see the plants and the 500-ish year old Hawai'ian structures, both of which are great, with very helpful interpretive markers. Rough road to get there, but a...More

Thank Sprout15
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely self guided tour with beautiful views, well maintained gardens. Beautiful views of Pi'ilanihale Heiau (temple ruins). Would def recommend to others to go here while driving the Road to Hana

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Response from LGPMaui | Reviewed this property |
Self guided tour is $10; guided tour is $25.
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Response from Sheryl J | Reviewed this property |
Nominal cost; and you receive a very nice booklet with the name and detail description of the various plants. A very beautiful, peaceful, relaxing garden. A true Hawaiian experience. Maybe $10 to enter the grounds... More
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