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Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number:
+1 808-248-8912
09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Kahanu Garden is one of five locations of the National Tropical Botanical...

Kahanu Garden is one of five locations of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Kahanu is home to large collections of Breadfruit and other ethno-botanical plants of the pacific as well as Pi'ilanihale Heiau believed to be the largest heiau in The State of Hawaii and a National Historic Landmark.

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nice walk

the view of the ocean is really nice up here and it is pretty quiet. so you enjoy the calm of the place in the same time

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dillon, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not exactly a flower garden, so if that's what you're looking for, you might find an alternative. However, I happened to be here when the apple blossoms were blooming and there are a few other flowers depending on when you are here. The apple blossoms were spectacular! If you want to take the time to learn about the plants... More 

Thank Nlerickson
Erie, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of information about tropical plants. A beautiful setting to spend a leisurely hour or two. Sadly, not too much information is available about the archeological sites on the property. According to the staff, there isn't all that much known about the sites. Enjoy the plants and a nice walk along the seashore in a beautiful setting.

Thank dairowland
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the view of the ocean is really nice up here and it is pretty quiet. so you enjoy the calm of the place in the same time

Thank 826st_phaniel
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually stopped to see this historic landmark on the way back from Hana and we were glad we did not miss it. The garden is well maintained and has many well labeled native plants (in depth description of plants is in booklet you receive when you pay your entrance fee) The highlight of the garden is the "Pi'ilanihale Heiau".... More 

Thank atlantacitygirl
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118 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

the grounds are well maintained and there are several native species of plants featured on the approach to the ruins. there is a feeling of deep time here that is hard to express.

Thank bryan m
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped based on the recommendation of the top 10 things to see on the road to Hana. It was a great break from the road and the views of the temple and ocean was worth the price of admission.

Thank Paul T
Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

It is a bit of a challenge to get to, but well worth the trip down a bumpy road. The garden is beautiful, not only formal garden but a collection of native plants. The temple at one corner is awe-inspiring. Very serene and peaceful as well.

1 Thank jonnight
Management response:

Mahalo for taking the time to enjoy Kahanu! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We almost didn't get to go here. It was closed for most of the time we were at Hana because of the rain and the roads are closed. But on the last few days it finally cleared up and we decided to try it before we left Hana. So glad we did! This isn't a garden with tons of exotic... More 

1 Thank Yohina1989
Management response:

Mahalo for sticking it out though the rain and taking the time to visit Kahanu! It's so nice that you mentioned enjoying the Garden even with out the tropical flowers. People are often disappointed that we do not feature more exotic flowers like the red and pink ginger. We have to explain that while those flowers are beautiful, most gingers... More 

Hayden, Idaho, United States
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

we stopped on our road to hana trip and this garden was very well taken care of and most plants had genus and species names but not common names. Very cool spot right next to boiling ocean. great views and were impressed with hawiian religous site. Not very good view of the largeness of the temple but this is for... More 

2 Thank bvforester
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Kahanu during your trip, we are in a very isolated location so we really appreciate you taking the time to see what we have to offer. We often struggle with what we present of Pi'ilanihale Heiau. We want visitors to Kahanu to be able to see the colossal size of the Heiau but not tempt people... More 

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had visited here many years ago and wanted to go back when Hana. So we followed the signs, we passed the Lava Tube site, the tarmac ended, the road deteriorated badly and we turned round. Now either I went wrong or you need faith (or even a sign) that the garden is at the end of the unpaved road-... More 

Thank PMQuestions
Management response:

Aloha, We apologize that you were not able to visit us during your trip to Hana. We are the last public access destination on Ulaino Road, there is a sign at the top of the highway, an open closed sign about 1/4 mile down the road and another sign that indicates that we are located 1.5 miles further. We often... More 

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