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Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

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Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
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+1 808-233-7323
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A 200 acre botanical garden.

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Oasis of calm

We drove over for some peace from frenetic Waikiki, what a great move. This is a lovely spot where we spent over an hour wandering and viewing. Warm welcome from the visitor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove over for some peace from frenetic Waikiki, what a great move. This is a lovely spot where we spent over an hour wandering and viewing. Warm welcome from the visitor centre too. We were so taken we drove off to some local shops, bought lunch and drove back to one of the many picnic tables. There is nothing... More 

Thank PMQuestions
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a stroll through the gardens. Be sure to climb up to the observation point -- beautiful view of bay and the mountains.

Thank acedaughter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out to the garden because it is a state park supposedly showcasing the flora of Hawaii. We stopped at the first stop and got a map and walked down to the fish pond. The path was well maintained as were the informative signs. We then went to the next stops and we were disappointed, very few informational signs... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth checking out if you are already in the area. Admission is free. It was muddy when I was there, so we did not make it down to the lake. They do have 3 or 4 feral pigs in the area, which are not very afraid of people. Not being from Hawaii, my kids and I were nervous,... More 

1 Thank lanoneus
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful drive through with hundreds of different species of plants, flowers, and trees. On this particular visit, the road was closed part way through, so we really don't know what we were missing. We pulled into one of the many lots and took a lovely hike back to the lake.

Thank GR260
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed our visit though it was a little muddy, so next time we'll try to go when its sunny and good weather. We enjoyed the scenery, the lake, the fish, ducks and wild boar. If you want to have some serene and peaceful state or enjoy nature, this is one of the place to be.

1 Thank Mary Ann T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hoped to find someplace inspirational to paint, but the grounds were too muddy when we visited. Wear bug spray. I enjoyed walking on the path to the lake and reading the information about the plants and trees along it. It's worth a stop to walk the path to the lake and back and it's free!

Thank S P
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I guess I hadn't expected the Hoomaluhia Gardens to be what they really are. You can drive between various parking areas. Plants are arranged according region, but I am not a botanist and there wasn't enough information or signage for me to be able to make any distinctions. This was very disappointing as I'd hoped to learn something about Hawaiian... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We stayed in Kailua prior to snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. This was a nice afternoon activity, when we arrived at our BNB early. The ladies in the office were nice and informative. We walked one of the trails down to the lake. At this site, there weren't as many flowers as there are at the Botanicial Garden on the Big... More 

Thank Patty L G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

KANEOHE RAINS RAINS RAINS -especially in winter months . I live in Kahalu'u which is part of Kaneohe. These gardens are gorgeous and tropical--there are already many pictures posted to get the idea. But I'm writing this to say CHECK FORECAST first, especially in winter rainy season months (Dec-Feb). If it has been raining heavily it will be a soggy... More 

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