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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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A pleasant walk through tropical gardens in Limahuli Valley

This north-shore preserve is one of three National Tropical Botanical Garden locations on Kauai... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peoria, Arizona
Self tour is a great value at $20 and well worth the time to visit

Highly advise a visit. This place is near the end of the road with easy parking in their lot. You... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott M
Sunnyvale, California
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5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1053
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This north-shore preserve is one of three National Tropical Botanical Garden locations on Kauai. This site is our favorite because of the purposeful attention to the preservation of an ancient Hawaiian cultural site as well as endangered native plant and bird species. The self-guided tour...More

Thank jmenasco
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly advise a visit. This place is near the end of the road with easy parking in their lot. You start at the office and climb up the side of the mountain. Trails are high quality and manageable. You will move slowly with a number...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours at the gardens. We chose to have a 20 min self guided meditation by the babbling creek. It was paradise. Staff was friendly at the visitor center and we enjoyed learning about the historic site and native plants.

Thank Sunset P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Tropical Botanical Gardens are one of the most interesting places to visit on Kauai's north shore. You get to see controlled growing of native plant species, walk through in a relaxed pace, and enjoy a photographer's heaven.

Thank QuietTravelMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped into the Limahuli Garden and Preserve for a self guided tour. We’re glad we did. My husband liked that it was more authentic than some places. Also we appreciated that the price was reasonable at $20 per person. The gardens were interesting to...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling with a 1 year old baby, we are all about self-guided garden tours. Limahuli absolutely delivers! For $20 per adult you get a very informative booklet and the most scenic and diverse garden walk you could ever imagine. For parents of little ones: This...More

Thank Jen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational self guided tour. We spent a few hours here, reading every sign and through the informative brochure. It was very cool to learn about the origins of these species and how the current ecosystem is threatened by all the invasive non native plants...More

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a hidden gem. We enjoyed a hilly hour and a half walk through a terraced garden up a hill to some beautiful gardens where you can just sit and enjoy the beautiful views of the Pacific. We took the self-guided...More

Thank RU4NJ
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a beautiful place. It has been laid out with care, and is separated into several sections. The guidebook you get when you pay your entrance fee adds additional commentary to the signs in the garden. There were a number...More

Thank Traveler316
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The preserve is a way to experience the natural beauty of the island and hear of the some of the history of it's people. Give yourself at least two hours to take your time and explore. This is a great place to go when it...More

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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.
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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