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Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Had a wonderful time. Beautiful place. Great guide in Freddy, very knowledgeable long-term resident here. Views out over Tunnels beach were great . Take the guided trip the first time! 
  • We really enjoyed our stroll through Limahuli. The scenery changed as we climbed, from dense green to mountains and ocean. We enjoyed learning about the different categories of plants - canoe plants a...  read more »
  • Limahuli Garden & Preserve is a crown jewel of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. It is always a highlight of our yearly snorkeling trip to Kauai. If you're like our family; you can't help but b...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very much enjoyed this serene, peaceful, natural botanical garden. Great location and views of the north shore. Very informative about the plants and their history.
  • This such a nice, out of the way place with great caretakers. It isn't flashy tropical flowers, but has so much information about the plant life and ancient Hawaiian usage of the plants. Plus the view from the ridge is stunning. It's $20/person for the self-guided tour, but I felt confident it was going to be put back into improving the preserve.
  • A beautiful place for a walk through a tropical garden. The view from the top of the walk is magnificent, and the descriptions of the plants in the booklet they give you for the self-guided tour is filled with interesting background information.
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