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Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

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Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
Phone Number: 808-233-7323
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A 200 acre botanical garden.

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I wouldn't say this is a must see attraction but if you're looking for a place to walk or just really love plants this place is for you. Most of the walkway is paved and there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a must see attraction but if you're looking for a place to walk or just really love plants this place is for you. Most of the walkway is paved and there are signs in front of most of the plants describing what they are. There was also a staff member walking around and answering questions.... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Kaneohe where the garden is. It's a great place for a stroll, picnic, BBQ, family get together and camping. We've done all the above. They have free catch and release fishing with bamboo poles on the weekends, which is where we taught our grandkids how to fish. A lovely place. Recommend going to the visitor center and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a device by the US corps of engineers to protect Kanihoe from floods. Lots of roads, parking spaces and picnic tables but just a lot of common tropical plants, almost no native vegetation pleasant for a walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Each time I visit family on Oahu I make a point to visit Ho'omaluhia. The Koolau mountain range is unrivaled in its beauty especially after a rain when the many waterfalls are running. This garden is more like a park with an amazing number of mature palms, plants and flowering exotic trees. If you love photography you might want to... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a large park like area. There are places for people to camp out with permission. It opens at 9 and is free. There is a visitor center with restrooms. From there you can walk a short distance to the lake and view all of the beautiful flowers and trees. The lake is nice and there are lots of... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

So close to Honolulu but feels like a tropical oasis. Hiking trails, camping, art galley, lake, visitor center ...andall the beautiful tropical plants, flowers and trees...be sure and take your camera. Even when the gates close at 4 pm, people can walk in ...

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We walked to the lake with trail markings of a red fish, it leads you to the lake. Once there you will enjoy the beautiful varieties of ducks and bright orange fish in the lake. This whole place encourages pure relaxation and a true appreciation for nature. It's a relaxing hike. I plan to go there again. Coming home refreshed... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We walked and drove throughout this park. Unfortunately the plants are not marked very well so we didn't know what we are looking at. It turns out that many people camp in this park and we felt a little uncomfortable walking through people's campgrounds to look at the plants. There is a visitor center, but not much seemed to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Located In one of Oahus lushest areas, this beautiful botanical garden has plant life from Africa to Argentina backdropped by the beautiful Koolau mountains. Well maintained grassy areas everywhere. A beautiful pond stocked w little fishes to catch. Camping is available and recommended. It does rain in this area so plan accordingly, not that a little Hawaiian rain ever hurt... More 

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Kaneohe, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I haven't visited enough botanical gardens to compare this to another, but it is certainly beautiful, peaceful and extensive. The varieties of plant life and the lovely lake are nice to behold

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