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Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

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A 200 acre botanical garden.
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45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thetipsymermaid
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shellykf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FriedHoneyChicken
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Fdow
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffery N
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Key6174
Reviewed November 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kmtcupertino
Reviewed November 15, 2018

A great FREE adventure for families. You can hire fishing rods on weekends for catch and release fishing. Great for kids to roam free.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Smithsholidayroad
Reviewed November 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Divya G
December 1, 2018|
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Response from makamine2018 | Reviewed this property |
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
Sarah K
September 18, 2018|
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Response from love2live4ever | Reviewed this property |
I agree that 1-1.5 hours is a good amount of time.
July 20, 2018|
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