Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, Papaikou

4.7
#5 of 138 in Parks in Island of Hawaii
Must see · Garden · Wildlife Area
Enjoy greenery, cascading waterfalls, and views of the ocean at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden. The garden's fertile, volcanic soil benefits the growth of more than 2,000 tropical species, including an extraordinary collection of palm trees and bromeliads. The garden also functions as a preservation center for tropical plants that have been jeopardized by rain forest destruction. The trek is easy and leisurely, thanks to boardwalks with benches on most trails. Parking is free, and the garden provides umbrellas if it's raining. Because the garden is in a natural valley where temperatures might get quite hot, it's a good idea to bring water and insect repellent. Put Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Papaikou tour planner.
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  • We visited on our first day in HI and the garden did not disappoint!! We really enjoyed everything about this tropical forest. The views of the ocean are beautiful also.  more »
  • These gardens were amazing! We drove over from Kona to Hilo to see the gardens and waterfall and they did not disappoint. Beautiful day and we got amazing pictures of the gardens and ocean.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing place! A must see if you're on the big island. Beautiful flowers, trees, and wildlife. I don't think you can find a better botanical garden anywhere. Prepare for a couple hours here and the path does some elevation, so be prepared for that.
  • Beautiful. Peaceful. A respite in a world gone mad. You start by going down hill. It's a serious walk so if you have health issues be aware. It is worth the hike. As you descend towering palms loom above. Plants of every color and hue fill every nook. A highlight in the park is the trail that leads along the ocean. Magnificent! There are benches to rest and relax on. Just remember... You've got to climb the hill to get out. Enjoy!!

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