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Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Limahuli Garden and Preserve by using our Hanalei trip generator.
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  • Drove up the coast to this garden based on TripAdvisor reviews and wasn't disappointed! The entry fee is on the steep side but the gardens are so beautifully maintained and the views of the lush garde...  more »
  • The cost is $20 pp but worth it! It can be quite a hike to view everything so maybe not recommended for mobility impaired. There are water stations along the way for really hot days. We actually left ...  more »
  • It's a long trek up to Limahuli by car; you go almost to the end of the highway, passing all sorts of parked cars at many of the beaches along the north shore. Keep going. If you are interested in tro...  more »
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  • It's really, really, really fantastic. We spent almost 3 hrs. there, walking thru the forests, the old Hawaiian home sites, reading all the plaqards/signs, looking at "Bali Hai" peak, reading the poetry. Suggest you take a picnic as there are places to eat, too. Its one of the few places in Hawaii that I felt like I was there in the old Hawiiana days. Very, very spiritual happening for me. I could just "see" and feel the ancients' spirits. Bon Voyage!
  • Nice location with a lot of plants. Most suited for botanists rather than nature lovers who want to revel in sheer beauty. Also the place is infested with too many mosquitoes.
  • Great View of the Pacific from on Top. Cool spot and must see. 3/4 mile hike and 200 foot elevation. Some nice water features along the way. Go early to beat the crowd and score some good shots. The history behind this place is very cool.
  • So lovely. They used the existing, ancient rock walls to build part of this garden in the old style. The water cascades between the terraced taro patches and is just lovely. My wife and I very much enjoyed this peaceful place. It makes us want to move here and build a farm ourselves. Thank you so much! Make sure to call first and make a reservation. They can't have too much foot traffic as it will hurt the garden.
  • O. M. G. Do not miss this if you're on the North Shore. Beautiful low impact hike and a fabulous lesson about the local ecology and history of the Islands. The views are breathtaking and the entire experience makes you appreciate the Paradise you're in that much more.