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Botanical World Adventures

31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19 at Mile Marker 16 - 16 Miles North of Hilo, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
+1 808-963-5427
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Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road Adventure, the World Botanical Gardens, Maze, Waterfalls and more. Drive right to the viewpoints for the impressive Kamae'e Falls --- one of the best waterfalls in Hawaii or walk down the river trail to see Hanapueo Falls with its intimate beauty. Take a Guided Tour of the gardens with Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel (reservations, please). Takes approximately two hours and lunch is also available. Take your own Self-guided Audio Tour with our Audio Wands. Discover the hidden beauty of Hawaii as you explore the hundreds of acres Gardens by car and on foot. View exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees en route to spectacular waterfalls. Stroll through hibiscus and native Hawaiian plants to the lush Rain Forest Walk. Immerse yourself in our botanical Rainbow Gardens filled with orchids, bromeliads, palms, ti, cinnamon, allspice, the pencil tree and scores of tropical species. You will wander at your leisure and see the adjacent Arboretum and the huge woody Maze, one of the largest in the world! You will also see spectacular 360-degree vistas which include snow-capped Mauna Kea, pastoral grazing and sweeping ocean views. Everyone will love all the popular activities at Botanical World Adventures! The Gardens is home to the family friendly Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure featuring 7 zip lines and a thrilling suspension bridge. The Segways are a truly exciting experience and another great new way to see the botanical gardens with family and friends!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“segway tour” (31 reviews)
31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19 at Mile Marker 16 - 16 Miles North of Hilo, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
+1 808-963-5427
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at a roadside fruit stand and they had free passes to Botanical World Adventures. We went not expecting much, but Kamae'e Falls became my favorite waterfall on the island. The hedge maze was cool and the gardens were well maintained. The rainforest walk...More

Thank Mdtonc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BWA was awesome! Tia, at registration, was so friendly. We then met our three zip line guides who were great at relaxing anyone who was nervous and put new harnesses on each person in the group. Another guide came by and checked the harness again....More

Thank Michelle F
Mark R, General Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Michelle! We love having our guests tell us about the highlight of their time with us. Mahalo for sharing your good time with us. We always want to hear one way or another, but we like it when we have made the trip for...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It was wonderful! Especially at a fair price in Hawaii. Great way to experience a complete Serenity. Maze kept the kids very engaged! 2 - 3 hrs.More

Thank Sharmila K
Mark R, General Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Sharmila! Glad to have you as our guests. The Maze is not only fun, but a record breaker! It is a true highlight of the gardens and we're happy your keikis loved their time with us. Mahalo for sharing and we hope you will...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

After a quick internet search for segway tours, Botanical World Adventures seemed like the place to go. So, we loaded up in the car and made the drive from Waikoloa. We pulled in, went to he visitor's center and they were able to get us...More

1  Thank torikimme
Mark R, General Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Torikimme, We are so glad you took the Hamakua Rain Forest drive. The coast highway is not to be missed. The horseshoes (gulches) are amazing and awesome as you weave along the coast to arrive at Botanical World Adventures. Our guides just love sharing...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Two hour Segway tour of botanical gardens ending at a waterfall overlook. Guide briefly trained us on Segway - we were first timers - they were relatively easy. Guide explained the flora and let us smell and taste the leaves and fruit. Guide made everybody...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Our family of four signed up for the 30 minute segway tour through the botanical gardens and had a fantastic time. Our guide Dorian was funny, friendly and knowledgable and really made the experience unique. After teaching us how to operate the segways and giving...More

Thank losingkeys
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We toured the gardens only, did not do the zip line or Segway activities. Things got off to a bad start with a very grouchy and uninspired ticket seller who gave us a map and a perfunctory introduction to the self-guided tour. It was a...More

1  Thank Tony S
Mark R, General Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, We apologize if our guest service staff was not inspired. We have had a change in staff and it is possible the person you met was in final days. I would offer a full refund if you would contact our guest services so they...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I looked for a company that would allow a child under 70lbs to participate and came upon this place on Groupon. The zip lines were fun but I wish there were more or longer. I could have done the whole course over again. The way...More

Thank smjellison
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I found this place from Travel Zoo and we opted to do the Zip line tour. We planned this as a stop on the way to Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls and it was a nice addition. We had never zip lined before and they...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing. The place needs some cleaning up and maintenance. The draw here may be the Segway and zip lining. Those areas seem to be much nicer so that's probably where the money goes but they should definitely pay more attention to the trails for...More

Thank Trudy O
Mark R, General Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Our staff that tends for the hundreds of acres of this huge project take such care so that our guests might better appreciate the aina given to our care. They are literally holding back a rain forest from taking the entire area back to...More

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13 January 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Property representative |
Aloha, We apologize for not seeing your question earlier. The guided tour goes at the pace of those in the tour. Tours are often separated in to two groups if there are those that need to go at a different pace. Please call... More
6 February 2015|
Response from Mark R | Property representative |
If you contact guest services at 888-Zip-Isle (888-947-4753) we can give you the best price possible. Say you asked on TripAdvisor for the best pricing.