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All reviews visitor center catch and release koolau mountains tropical plants walking trails feed the ducks an art gallery flood control enjoy nature picnic lunch bamboo poles local artists lovely lake windward side different areas bird life park road
FYI you cannot stop to take that quintessential photo at the entry that you see on Instagram! As there is a gate guard there who keeps traffic moving, but we still enjoyed the lovely grounds, and were surprised to learn that you can camp here!!
I enjoyed the drive up to the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, but it felt more like a park to hang out for a short while. I guess I've been spoiled by so many other wonderful botanical gardens that I have been too that this one just...More
I booked a camping permit on the parks website, I think $30 for 3 nights stay and I booked a week in advance. We ended up staying only one night because it rained heavily and our cheap K-mart tent leaked water. The park is beautiful...More
We thought we didn’t want to deal with parking on a weekend so we took a bus. Boy were we wrong. First, lots of parking. There are a few lots according to the map for parking. Second, it’s 15 - 20 minutes walk from the...More
Great areas to take pictures of scenic Koolau mountain range. Yes, Kaneohe rains a lot but when it does you are rewarded with many waterfalls and beautiful rainbows. Locals like to go there to walk for exercise. You can reserve pavilion for gatherings and there...More
Bring shoes you don’t care about there’s mud almost everywhere. Where your allowed to catch and release, is lacking fish and all the spots that say no fishing have tons of fish. You have to grab and sign for your fishing rods I was unable...More
Uncrowded with wonderful views of the mountain. Beautiful rain forest area up against the Koolau mountains that is great for children (especially when its not so muddy). Lots of parking available and a lots of picnic areas available. Really great labels for the flora, so...More
We found the best place to get the most from the gardens is near the visitor center. The walk down to the lake is very pretty and the plants are well marked. It was quite muddy the day we were there so we weren't able...More
There is camping on the weekend but it can be quite wet as it often rains in Kaneohe. Beautiful gardens featuring many species of plants of the Pacifics. The visitor center has a map showing the different walks. I wish we can spent more time...More
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Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens is tucked in a residential neighborhood. You can take a taxi or Uber or Lyft or TheBus (~a mile walk uphill from the nearest bus stop to the entrance). "Must-see" breath-taking view of the... More
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens is tucked in a residential neighborhood. You can take a taxi or Uber or Lyft or TheBus (~a mile walk uphill from the nearest bus stop to the entrance). "Must-see" breath-taking view of the Koolau mountain range from the entrance and awesome view of Olomana, etc from a hill-point pass the Visitors Center. There's also a nice path w/ various plants & flowers from the Center to the lake. ENJOY your stroll/hike thru the Gardens. ALOHA!