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Botanical World Adventures

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Address: 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hwy 19 at Mile Marker 16 - 16 Miles North of Hilo, Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
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+1 808-963-5427

Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road...

Botanical World Adventures includes Zip Isle Zip Line, Segway Off-Road Adventure, the World Botanical Gardens, Maze, Waterfalls and more. Drive right to the viewpoints for the impressive Kamae'e Falls --- one of the best waterfalls in Hawaii or walk down the river trail to see Hanapueo Falls with its intimate beauty. Take a Guided Tour of the gardens with Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel (reservations, please). Takes approximately two hours and lunch is also available. Take your own Self-guided Audio Tour with our Audio Wands. Discover the hidden beauty of Hawaii as you explore the hundreds of acres Gardens by car and on foot. View exotic palms, banana, kukui and hala trees en route to spectacular waterfalls. Stroll through hibiscus and native Hawaiian plants to the lush Rain Forest Walk. Immerse yourself in our botanical Rainbow Gardens filled with orchids, bromeliads, palms, ti, cinnamon, allspice, the pencil tree and scores of tropical species. You will wander at your leisure and see the adjacent Arboretum and the huge woody Maze, one of the largest in the world! You will also see spectacular 360-degree vistas which include snow-capped Mauna Kea, pastoral grazing and sweeping ocean views. Everyone will love all the popular activities at Botanical World Adventures! The Gardens is home to the family friendly Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure featuring 7 zip lines and a thrilling suspension bridge. The Segways are a truly exciting experience and another great new way to see the botanical gardens with family and friends!

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Segway Mala Pua Tour - 90 Minutes - Rating: EASY to MODERATE
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Segway Mamalahoa Tour (Moderate to Challenging)

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Botanical Gardens Trail

If you are elderly, overweight, or out of shape don't walk the trail. Pay for the Segway. The handrails are missing in places and the path is narrow with some steep parts. Lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are elderly, overweight, or out of shape don't walk the trail. Pay for the Segway. The handrails are missing in places and the path is narrow with some steep parts. Lovely foliage and unique vegetation. Nice coastal breeze with some kinda view of the ocean!

Thank AD J
kika n, Manager at Botanical World Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha AD J! Mahalo for visiting our gardens and reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We do agree that our gardens are beautiful and unique! Botanical World Adventures has worked hard to try and accommodate (as best we can) all types and ages of Guests. We have families that visit with parents, Grandparents and children. The map that we review with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time going to the Botanical World Adventures. We went last year and the tour was fun and informative. The tour guide makes the segway garden tour informative and fun. This year we had a less than enthused guide that said here's a cashew tree, don't touch it... Last year our guide informed us about so many... More 

Thank Debra M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not expecting such lush and beautiful gardens with all the flowers and trees so well marked. There were very unique varieties and we really enjoyed the hour or two wandering among the gardens.

Thank Pat C
Uniontown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this botanical gardens over the Hawaii state run gardens because we got free passes. It is a little rough...but still very good to see. Check out the falls!

Thank DavidB19922014
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

The 7 Zipline Adventure was awesome! Had a real fun time going through the forests on 7 ziplines above waterfalls & streams. The Botanical gardens were beautiful, and they have a lovely open area overlooking the ocean and walkways through a maze, and down a walkway into a ravine that was beautiful. Then we drove up a road to a... More 

Thank NorthWestWind
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent Valentines Day walking about that BWA gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of the plants and the fact that the gardens are done in natural settings. We spent four hours on site, there's no rush. Our time was well spent on foot and then we drove up to the waterfall and that was good too.... More 

Thank tgwood
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I gave this a 'four' instead of a 'five' review because of lack of 'signage.' Most of the trees were labelled, which is awesome, but sadly lacking was signage pointing the way to various areas. We had to keep referring to our little map that was given out when we paid our admission. And even that little map (about the... More 

Thank RamblingRoses
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I guess we were expecting more of a "formal" botanical garden. This is a self directed tour through a property with plants that are marked. We were told we would see beautiful orchids (we saw one) , so that was disappointing. It took us about and hour to see everything. There were two waterfalls which were pretty but that was... More 

Thank Michele K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a great zipline for someone new to it or kids. The guides were friendly and helpful. The large group made for some waiting but the guides did try to keep things moving. The area is beautiful and we got to try several different fruits right off the trees.

Thank SES11
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The zip line there was fun but slow moving from line to line because of the large group. The guides also had to spend a lot of time tending to 2 obnoxious children that was not being watched by their mother. The staff was very friendly and safety conscious. The rest of the area was so-so.

Thank julim2017

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