Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou

#5 of 139 in Parks in Island of Hawaii
Enjoy greenery, cascading waterfalls, and views of the ocean at Hawaii Tropical Botanical 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 Botanical Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Papaikou tour planner .
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  • Unusual and beautiful plants from around the tropical areas of the world. Enjoyed our walk, but a bit pricey at $20 each for a short walk.  more »
  • Yes, it’s well worth $20 a person, but to get your money’s worth you’ll want to spend some time. Staff might suggest you need 1.5 hours; we spent 5! Bring food and picnic by the entrance or the ocean....  more »
  • Totally worth it. Much bigger than we expected, and so well maintained. Pretty good signage to guide you along the way (the map is also helpful). The ramp down at the beginning is a little steep so be careful if it's wet or raining, but the rest of the garden is paved and easily walkable. Wear bug spray or the skeeters will get ya!
  • This was the highlight of our day. Worth the price and some. The orchids were stunning, you couldn't walk 5 feet without seeing one. The variety of orchids was amazing. The pamphlet they hand you was fun check off the ones you found. There was so many trees flowers and ferns to see. I would go again givin the chance.

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