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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Historically interesting, plus our best beach views yet

Don't expect beach access here, but do expect amazing beach/ocean/wave views. That isn't why we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
Lovely Gem

Lovely self guided tour with beautiful views, well maintained gardens. Beautiful views of... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
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Kahanu Garden is one of five locations of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Kahanu is home to large collections of Breadfruit and other ethno-botanical plants of the pacific as well as Pi'ilanihale Heiau believed to be the largest heiau in The State of Hawaii and a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“native plants” (10 reviews)
“awe inspiring” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't expect beach access here, but do expect amazing beach/ocean/wave views. That isn't why we came--we wanted to see the plants and the 500-ish year old Hawai'ian structures, both of which are great, with very helpful interpretive markers. Rough road to get there, but a...More

Thank Sprout15
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely self guided tour with beautiful views, well maintained gardens. Beautiful views of Pi'ilanihale Heiau (temple ruins). Would def recommend to others to go here while driving the Road to Hana

1  Thank mcameron17
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Kana nu is truly a beautiful botanical garden, with a self-guided tour and clear labels for the plants. It is also a preserve dedicated to preserving indigenous plants. The there is the chance to see one of the largest historic temples in Hawaii, and it...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We read about this in our guidebook and we're intrigued by the promised temple ruins so decided to stop in. The road in was rougher than we expected though not particularly worrisome for us since we intentionally rented a beater. The park area is pretty...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

On the Road to Hana, we decided to divert down the side road to see the Lava Tube and the Kahanu Garden. The views from the garden are breathtaking. Looking back up at Haleakala, looking out onto the coast line, it was well worth it....More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Worthwhile side trip during our Road to Hana excursion. For a small fee can walk through the gardens at your own pace and take in the native trees/plants and see the largest heiau (temple) in Hawai'i. Very nice views of the ocean as well.

1  Thank DoctorKnow85
Reviewed 4 August 2017

There were some plants in various qualities and a Haiau of which you cannot see a lot. For the bread fruit, they are actually by the gate. Access to this garden if by unpaved road.

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I am a local Maui girl and hadn't been to this site in over 20 years. Went to Hana with a friend who is visiting and we decided to see the Gardens on our way in. Glad we stopped to see Maui's largest intact heiau...More

Thank LGPMaui
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. Leisurely walk to see lots of plants, trees and views of the ocean. Would recommend to take a leisurely stroll back in time

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is another place where I really didn't want to stop and pay for, but I guess all in all it was sort of worth the money. There really is nothing adventurous about the place, but If you want to take a quiet slow walk...More

Thank fastcat10
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26 October 2017|
Response from LGPMaui | Reviewed this property |
Self guided tour is $10; guided tour is $25.
26 October 2017|
Response from Sheryl J | Reviewed this property |
Nominal cost; and you receive a very nice booklet with the name and detail description of the various plants. A very beautiful, peaceful, relaxing garden. A true Hawaiian experience. Maybe $10 to enter the grounds... More