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Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number:
+1 808-248-8912
09:00 - 15:30
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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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One of Maui's Best Hidden Treasures

These Sacred Grounds contain an Amazing Volcanic Stone Hawaiian Temple built in 13th century Pi’ilanihale Heiau, beautiful landscape, & well manicured Gardens, located just across... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
Shaun K
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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This well-tended botanical garden showcases native plants. Its setting right on the ocean makes it particularly appealing. But the real attraction is the Pi'ilanihale Heiau. When you realize that what you're seeing is merely the ruins of the foundation of the former temple, you start to understand just how colossal it must have been. Do check it out.

Thank PeeWee67
las vegas, nv
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem! There are great views!! Great island history together with the gardens. Also - the bathrooms are super clean. Well worth the $10 each admittance.

Thank Vegaschick2014
Maui, Hawaii
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Enjoy a great local place... slow down and relax while in HANA... ask for places yto see that may not be on the map... EnJOY MAUI

San Jose, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Of all the places on the road to Hana, we stopped at Kahanu Garden (aka National Tropical Botanical Garden). We took the self-guided tour of the premises, which took us to a variety of tropical trees and plants, and a lot of open space. The most impressive thing was a enormous lava-stone Pi'ilanihale temple, which seemed out of place for... More 

Thank Robert K
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a very pleasant meander, but not really worth the price. Peaceful walk on well-maintained lawn & paths. The main draw for me was the heiau, but it turned out that you're not allowed to get that close to it, & there wasn't very much information about it. Ditto the botanical part; not that many plants & not that... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

A privately run park containing the largest Polynesian temple ruin in the world surrounded by a large open garden showcasing traditional Hawaiian crops and a few recreations of pre-colonial Polynesian buildings. Let me preface by saying how "Un-Hawaiian" Maui felt to me. The busier parts of the island are well developed and very clean, but Maui feels more like any-town... More 

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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2016

These Sacred Grounds contain an Amazing Volcanic Stone Hawaiian Temple built in 13th century Pi’ilanihale Heiau, beautiful landscape, & well manicured Gardens, located just across from the Hana Lava Tubes / Maze.We c were recommended site on our tour of Hana with the MauiCannibus Tours. This in my opinion is a must see, other gardens on the island charging as... More 

Thank Shaun K
Eugene, Oregon
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31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A 3 acre Heiau (temple), yes 3 acres, next to a far bigger flat, manicured space with plantings.. The Heiau is not open for walking on, but standing next to it should get your attention. If its immensity doesn't impress you, know that it took over 350 years to build. Allow an hour or so for walking and sitting to... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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31 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The garden is very interesting neary the ocean. You can see breadfruit, jackfruit, lilikoi, avokado, sausage-tree and a lot of plant what was used by the aboriginals. And has a beautiful little beach. Ancient ruins and samples of old sheds shown. We loved to be there. Nice place.

Thank HorvathneTimea
Westwood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This site is beautiful. It was raining when we arrived and they lent us a poncho and umbrella. Beautiful trees and other plants, well-labeled. Even saw a coconut tree beginning to sprout! We walked around on our own and enjoyed. The view of the ocean was also spectacular in the rainy weather.

Thank young_couple126

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