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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Love the gardens

Limahuli Garden is located near the end of the lush north shore road beyond Hanalei Bay. A... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Encinitas, California
Great history

We really enjoyed this tour. It was given by one of the famous locals, Freddy, who used to own a... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Karikari Peninsula, New Zealand
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Limahuli Garden is located near the end of the lush north shore road beyond Hanalei Bay. A spectacular garden with lots to share. The story is of the land, the plants and the people and the constant war we face in our lives; plants competing...More

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. It was given by one of the famous locals, Freddy, who used to own a pizza shop in Hanalei. He is so knowledgeable. A must see.

Thank Kowgal
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Aside from the steep entrance fee we felt this was a worthwhile place to visit. Only took an hour (walking slowly) to tour the preserve. It is not large. Some interesting history. Would not appeal to the high-adventure crowd. Those who like a good nature-hike...More

1  Thank jbla32
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Unless you are a botanist, please don't spend your $20 per person fees here. It's not at all beautiful, doesn't even have any colorful plants, flowers etc. kauai is so beautiful and most of the scenic places are free to watch. Dont waste your time...More

2  Thank Darpan G
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Fascinating to learn and see the difference between the plants native to Kau'i, those brought by Polynesian first arrivals that co-exist with native plants and the invasive species that are taking over the Island. Very well laid out, easy to walk (if you have no...More

Thank MYJH
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Cool spot and must see. 3/4 mile hike and 200 foot elevation. Some nice water features along the way. Go early to beat the crowd and score some good shots. The history behind this place is very cool.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit any time of year. If you like and appreciate native plants you can spend hours here. Limahuli is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai.

Thank indigo_theentwife
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A wonderful time walking in this National Tropical Botanical Garden. A lot of history in the use of plants and trees in the early Hawaiian lives. The scenery is breathtaking. It takes about an hour to walk through, more if you do the self guided...More

Thank lgatz
Reviewed 4 August 2016

If you want to learn more about the plants you are viewing in the islands, this is the place. While guided tours are offered, we took the self-guided tour and were given a booklet with detailed descriptions of the various gardens and the plants within...More

Thank rebeccahB9312PF
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This botanical garden is amazing. We did the self guided tour. The lady working at the front desk was super helpful and even sprayed us with bug spray. The book given to you when you check in at the front desk gives you a description...More

Thank Ashley W
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Séverine P
31 May 2017|
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Response from 618patricem | Reviewed this property |
You might want to go to their sister garden in the southern part of the island. It's the NTBS Allerton Garden. It's a lovely stroll as the gardens were planted by the Allerton's as outdoor rooms. Perfect for the entire... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
No reservations needed.
19 March 2016|
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Response from jackiecstubbs | Reviewed this property |
The walk is not difficult and there are some stairs built in where the path gets a bit steep. There are benches along the way to rest and also cold water at several stops. You can go at your own pace which makes it... More