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Address: 16-701 Macadamia Rd, Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749-8020
Phone Number:
96749
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Mauna Loa left us underwhelmed and coming from Queensland Australia, the real home of macadamia nuts, and actually having two trees ourselves, it was nothing new. But I did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Redding, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yum yum yum. The quick self guided tour smells sooooo good. Watching the small number of people running the factory was interesting. Awesome gift shop. With awesome gifts and samples. Really clean and fresh feeling. Was a nice stop a bit from Hilo.

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For being the biggest producer of Macadamia nuts in Hawaii this place wasn't all it cracked up to be. The drive through the nut orchards were pretty cool however when you get there you are limited to samples as they hand you 1 at a time. Many others aren't so stingy. Also you would think that if you buy nuts... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mauna Loa left us underwhelmed and coming from Queensland Australia, the real home of macadamia nuts, and actually having two trees ourselves, it was nothing new. But I did expect the self-guided tour to be much more informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aloha , Mauna Loa is a nice stop for everyone. You can see how the macadamia nuts are processed. It also has a very nice ice cream parlor in the gift shop.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three-mile drive from Highway 11 to the visitor's center (Mauna Loa Drive) gives a sense of the expanse of the trees and the plantation as well as showing off an impressive stand of Captain Cook Pines. But what you might want to know about the development of the Macadamia nut industry is just as easily discovered with a bit... More 

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Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like macadamia nuts, stop by Mauna Loa. It's an easy drive out of Hilo. There's no signage telling you it's coming up - so you have to watch for it. The factory is a couple of miles in. The road goes through the grove. Take your time and read the signs, they tell you how big the grove... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The tour itself is free and self guided. When we were there, none of the screens that explain the process were working. You basically walk outside of a factory and look into windows where people are working with no explanation as to what is happening. The shop was great - because there were free samples, but in terms of pricing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I wasn't really a big fan of macadamia nuts before coming here, but I had a lovely time. The self guided tour took me no time at all as nothing seemed to be really happening in the factory, and some of the screens that were meant to provide extra information didn't even work. That was a little disappointing, as I... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The ownership of this mac nut company used to be Hawai`an but I think that Hershey owns it now . Not much of I interest except gift shop and frankly Walmart, just a mile further into Hilo, has better prices. A better candy store with full view of real candy making activity is Big Island Candy . Turn the opposite... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

One of the stops we made while on the Big Island of Hawaii was the Mauna Loa macadamia nut factory. As you approach the visitor center, you are already driving through acres of macadamia nut trees. There is a processing facility which has viewing areas set up through windows. There are some steps to climb, but it is probably the... More 

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