Botanical World Gardens and Adventures
Botanical World Gardens and Adventures Overview
Botanical World Gardens and Adventures is located on the Hamakua Coast in the town of Hakalau. It contains the Botanical World Gardens, Maze and Waterfalls as well as, Zip Isle Zip Line and Segway® Off Road Adventure Tours.
Hamakua is a 50 mile long coastal region on the northeast shore of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is the region between Hilo and the Waipi’o Valley (Valley of Kings). Because of the tropical trade winds prevalent in this region, the area receives extensive rainfall and contains steep erosional valleys and cliffs. You will find some of the most beautiful waterfalls and lush flora along this coast.
At the gardens, you will experience a 360-degree vista including Mauna Kea, views of the Pacific Ocean and cascading Kamae’e Falls waterfall. A unique feature of this garden is that you can zip above the rainforest canopy or ride through the gardens on a Segway Personal Transporter.
On the Rainforest Trail, hundreds of wild orchids embellish the trees and adorn the 260-foot-long Orchid Wall – a great opportunity for the photographer and garden lover to experience, touch and photograph thousands of exotics from around the world. If you are a hiker, follow the rainforest nature trails to see beautiful Hanapueo Stream and several waterfalls.
This is an excellent activity for the entire family. You can wander the trails and gardens at your own pace on a self guided tour, or take the two hour guided horticultural tour to learn more about the extensive botanical collection and even taste some of the locally grown fruits. The lower Botanical Garden is 30 acres of landscaped paths with an additional 400 acres of more natural rainforest trails. This is a true Hawaiian eco-adventure; a botanical bonanza and one of the best Big Island Botanical Gardens!
Humid Tropical Continuously Wet (Af) Tropical, Continuously Wet to Tropical Monsoon (Am) Monsoon
Comparable Climates: Puyo, Ecuador; Cairns, Queensland, Australia; Miami, FL
Botanical World Gardens Hours and Contact Info
Open daily 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Botanical World Gardens Map & Location
Highway 19 (Mile Marker 16)
31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, Hawaii 96710