Big Island Sights

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

  • 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy. Map It
  • Papaikou
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 09/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Eight miles north of Hilo, stunning coastline views appear around each curve of the 4-mile scenic jungle drive that accesses this privately owned nature preserve beside Onomea Bay. Paved pathways in the 17-acre botanical garden lead past ponds, waterfalls, and more than 2,000 species of plants and flowers, including palms, bromeliads, ginger, heliconia, orchids, and ornamentals.

Sight Information


27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Papaikou, Hawaii, 96781, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15
  • Daily 9–4

Published 09/02/2015


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