Holidays in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden showing a waterfall and a park

Holidays in Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Discover over 2,000 species of tropical plants at this conservation area set in a fertile valley, where dense rainforest offers a home to diverse animal life.

A trip to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a magical experience for flora enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Pick any corner of this 40-acre (161,874-square-meter) conservation area to explore and be amazed by the countless varieties of plant and tree life that surround you. Look for a wide range of mammal, bird, reptile and insect species as you wander the twisting trails that guide you around this environmental treasure trove.

Onomea Valley, where the garden is located, is so lush with vegetation due to a special combination of factors. The rich volcanic soil is the ideal foundation for plant life. In addition to this, the valley spent the early 20th century entirely ignored by humans, giving the towering rainforest trees that stand there today time to flourish. Some of these trees are now over 100 feet (30 meters) tall.

Walk the gardens now and see not only these impressive native trees and plants, but also tropical plants collected from elsewhere in the world. Stroll along the 500-foot (152-meter) boardwalk for extraordinary views of Kahalii Ravine or head up to Palm Vista to see the 200 varieties of palm on show in the Palm Jungle. Head deeper into this tangle of trees and come out the other side to relax by Onomea Stream and the beautiful Onomea Waterfall.

As you walk, listen for sounds of wildlife. That rustling sound in the foliage could be a mongoose. Stay still and it might come close enough for you to see it. Overhead, watch for the orange beak of a mynah bird or the white belly of an auku’u in flight. Look closely at any neon flashes of color moving in the leaves. It could be a gold dust day gecko on the move or even a bright yellow female garden spider.

Drive the 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Hilo to get to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden any day except a public holiday. Pay your admission fee and you have access to the garden all day, so you can spend as much time here as you like, snapping photos, sketching plants or watching birds through your binoculars.

225 Cheap Hotels Near Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
27-2430 Hawaii Belt Rd, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Stay at this 3.5-star golf holiday home in Papaikou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Onomea Tea Company Estate and Hawaii ...
Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
3 out of 5
27-2365 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Papaikou. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools and private hot tubs. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"The Goode's have a lovely compound just north of Hilo. Its close to the highway, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. They have a handful of various rooms, that are tastefully decorated with nice little touches throughout. Its like visiting your friends/family in the country, but the accommodations ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jan. 2022

Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Papaikou, HI
Stay at this golf holiday home in Papaikou. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Popular attractions Onomea Tea Company Estate and Hawaii Tropical ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great place to explore the island
"We have seen a lot of Hawaii over the years but never stayed in this part of the island. It's very "out there" but not far at all from downtown Hilo. The property is absolutely beautiful and pristine. The owners are very nice down to earth people. We highly recommend this property."

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2019

Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
27-2430 Hawaii Belt Rd, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Birdsong 1 Bedroom Home
Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
3 out of 5
27-2365 Mamalahoa Highway, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Island Goode's - Luxury Adults Only Accommodation
Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Papaikou, HI
Mauna Kea Room - Extra Large Luxury Room
Ginger Room - Luxury - "Sleep Number" Bed
Ginger Room - Luxury - "Sleep Number" Bed
Papaikou, HI
Ginger Room - Luxury - "Sleep Number" Bed
Country home with W/D, WiFi, wood floors - close to Hilo & 4 Mile Scenic Drive
Country home with W/D, WiFi, wood floors - close to Hilo & 4 Mile Scenic Drive
Papaikou, HI
Country home with W/D, WiFi, wood floors - close to Hilo & 4 Mile Scenic Drive
Gardenia Unit 3
Gardenia Unit 3
27-110 Ohanakupa Rd, Papaikou, HI, 96781
Gardenia Unit 3
Private Garden Cottage on 5 acre country estate /Walk to the Botanic Gardens!
Private Garden Cottage on 5 acre country estate /Walk to the Botanic Gardens!
Pepeekeo, HI
Private Garden Cottage on 5 acre country estate /Walk to the Botanic Gardens!
NEW! Papaikou Escape < 3 Mi to Botanical Garden!
NEW! Papaikou Escape < 3 Mi to Botanical Garden!
Papaikou, HI
NEW! Papaikou Escape < 3 Mi to Botanical Garden!
Hilltop Views! Backyard Pool, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths. Gentle Breezes. Very Private.
Hilltop Views! Backyard Pool, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths. Gentle Breezes. Very Private.
Pepeekeo, HI
Hilltop Views! Backyard Pool, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths. Gentle Breezes. Very Private.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.