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Koko Crater Botanical Garden

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Address: 7491 Kokonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
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+1 808-522-7060

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I stumbled upon this Botanical Garden by accident, stopped and walked the 2 mile trail through any types of gardens. It is very dry there so there are irrigation pipes all along... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Kailua, Hawaii
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Forestville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Koko Crater Botanical Garden is off the beaten path, and it is well worth the visit. There were not many people there (a plus in the busy Waikiki/Honolulu area). There are interesting plants, and we saw a number of birds. If you are botanical garden junkies as we are, you should definitely visit.

1 Thank Lynn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Koko Crater Botanical Garden is not your typical heavily watered, lush, fully landscaped botanical garden. It is also not jam-packed with people nor is it expensive - unusual for any excursion near Honolulu. It's free! It is interesting and worth visiting because it showcases some beautiful Hawaiiana along with a cacti forest and collected trees from Africa and Madagascar that... More 

2 Thank Aletta S
British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

off in our rental car for the day, returning to the wonderful town of kailua and stopped here first for a walk. not that easy to find, past a golf course and by an equestrian farm. a quiet retreat, saw maybe 3 people, one local on a jog. dry, dusty and rocky in places. as this is on the east... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I stumbled upon this Botanical Garden by accident, stopped and walked the 2 mile trail through any types of gardens. It is very dry there so there are irrigation pipes all along the way that take away from the "wildness" of it. It is pretty with many types of trees and plants from different areas in the world. Wear walking... More 

Thank lgatz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is essentially a 2-mile hike with some interesting plants and scenery along the way. Okay for a bit of exercise if you're fit but I wouldn't recommend it for small children or the elderly. The facilities could be better. There's no drinking water (at least not for visitors) and only a solitary toilet (again no water) near the base... More 

1 Thank Smoky_Kenton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the plumeria grove! The two-mile trail through the gardens was fun, but it was confusing at times on trails to the side gardens. Saw some incredible cacti!

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San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I had great expectations based on prior reviews. It was a bit disappointing. The garden trail started off nicely with the various plumeria trees. The path then led us to the enormous cacti which provided great photo opportunities. After that it went all downhill. The rocky path was through a forest of uneventful trees. Nothing much to see beyond the... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a neat short, FREE, self-guided, 2 hour, 2 mile loop trail through a relatively primitive (and somewhat arid) botanical garden in East Oahu; about 30 minutes from Waikiki. The garden is broken up into areas of different parts of the world including Hawaii, Africa, Madagascar, and a few arid cacti and palms areas. Most of the trees and... More 

2 Thank Kuukama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

In your way to Koko crater stop in the botanical garden. A trail full of all plumeria's colors and smells. You have all kind of plants and perfect spots for great pictures.

Thank Amaya A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This garden is set up nicely. The path is fairly rocky. The flowers are pretty! I recommend this trip early in the morning or later in the day. My husband and I went after lunch which it was way too hot. Good thing we took our umbrellas which did help with the heat. The loop is 2 miles but half... More 

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