Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is acclaimed by visitors as "the most beautiful area in Hawaii." Within this tropical rainforest, with its waterfalls, meandering streams and rugged ocean coastline, lies a vast array of tropical flowers, fruits and plants from all over the world. A map of the Garden will help you enjoy 1.5 hours exploring on your own.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is acclaimed by visitors as “the most beautiful area in Hawaii” and is the only Botanical Garden in the world situated on the ocean!
After you have boarded an air-conditioned van, qualified local guides will take you on a scenic and narrated tour through Hilo’s Japanese Garden, the Hilo Bay front and the lush Hamakua Coast to The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. At the Garden, a map is provided to help you enjoy 1.5 hours exploring on your own, photographing or simply relaxing amid the beauty. This tropical rainforest, with its waterfalls, meandering streams and rugged ocean coastline, is home to colorful “Sexy Pink” and “Lobster Claw” Heliconia, mysterious “Bat plants,” Giant Anthuriums, exotic Gingers, and more than 2,500 species of tropical flowers, fruits and plants collected from many parts of the world.
The incomparable open-air Orchid Garden displays orchids growing in their natural environment and is one of the largest orchid displays in any Botanical Garden. You will walk the spiritual Palm Jungle, enchanted by a Cathedral of Alexandra Palm trees towering over you, which opens up to a hidden three tier waterfall. Be treated to an experience of unmatched natural beauty while gazing at Onomea Falls. A new, state-of-the-art Bird House is home to the Garden’s colorful Macaws and Lily Lake teems with koi and aquatic plants. Tropical flower bouquets from the Garden can be ordered for sending to your loved ones anywhere in the United States.
Umbrellas are provided in the event of rain. Children under 4 years old or 40 lbs require a car seat. The Garden does not provide car seats. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as this excursion involves approximately 1.5 miles of walking.