Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei

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Set among the mountains and coastal terrain of Kauai, Limahuli Garden and Preserve is one of the National Tropical Botanical Garden's parks with waterfalls, cliffs, and plant life. Backed by the imposing Makana Mountain, the park's 7 ha (17 acres) of garden space contains distinctive biological zones and ecosystems stretching from oceanic to those in the rocky heights of the hills behind it. Don't forget to stop by the 240 m (800 ft) waterfall. Take a guided or self-guided tour to learn more about the history of the area and its people, as well as the park. Some terrain can be a little rough, so be sure to wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. Put Limahuli Garden and Preserve into our Hanalei trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Limauli was a worthwhile stop. The garden is well designed with plenty of signs and a good guidebook to explain everything that's there. It would be appropriate for older travelers and also for people...  more »
  • On the recommendation of a local tour agent, paid a visit to this wonderful Botanical Garden which costs $20 per adult and free for children under 15. Bem.que still had this recommendation. Worth a visit too. Is almost at the end of the paved highway in the far north of the island of kauai. Located in a beautiful valley, with one of the largest biodiversity and microclimates of the Hawaiian archipelago. The rains are very common there due to the high density of forests around. The place has always been sacred to the original inhabitants of Hawaii and consists of a large land with successive plateaus and staggered to meet an incredible array of plants, trees and endemic native species. There are one or two guided tours depending on the day, but there is no need to hire this option, because to buy the ticket for the self guided tour the person receives a map with explanatory leaflet and local guided, being extremamemte easy to turn and by c revenue and own. We opted for this alternative and we enjoyed the ride for almost 3 hours of quiet way with children who also enjoyed and played a lot. Take mosquito repellent because there are portions in which mosquitoes can bother some. Vale very worth a visit to this wonderful botanical gardens sometimes parking can be full and difficult to get slots so the visitor will have to go down some 150 meters and Park on the road that gives access to the site. Nothing interrupts the visit.
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  • In order to get the full benefit of the Gardens, I would recommend taking a guided tour. I am fortunate that one of the guides is a friend and I took one of his tours with my 22 year-old son. With Fre...  more »
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  • Well-maintained garden with breathtaking views of mountains and ocean. Plants are excellently explained with signs. In additions, the booklet of self-guided tour is wonderful!!! Visitation of this garden is highly recommended and worth more than $20 admission. It took me about 1.5 hours to go around the garden. I wish to participate in the guided tour next time.
  • Pretty garden, it isn't very big but they have a good informational booklet that they give you although I would have preferred better signage and no water paper. There is a nice view from the top of the trail which is a nice gradual uphill to a nice gradual downhill. Completely appropriate for children though those under 3 might find it a bit taxing. It was good for about an hour and a half diversion but at $20 per adult it is a little overpriced.
  • Beautiful, well maintained garden and preserve. Can be a long or short walk. Use the big spray and if any issues walking terrain, take one of the complementary walking sticks as well. Have the right gear makes a more pleasant experience.
  • Limahuli National Botanical Garden is my favorite on island (there are 3 on Kaua'i). The self-guided tour /leisurely walk up the mountain with spectacular views of ocean are breathtaking. I've been there 6 or 7 times and it never gets old. I'm constantly learning there, relaxing and enjoying being in the tropics!!
  • Freindly staff, easy walking, beautiful landscapes with lots of information on the plants and tress. Great view of the ocean too. Use the mosquito repellent they offer for free, you will thank me later. There are places to replenish your water along the way so bring a water bottle.
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