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Kahanu Garden

Closes in 27 min: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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It’s hard to find like most things on the road to Hana and the limited signposting on the highway... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Peaceful and Beautiful

The road down to Kahanu Garden from Hana Highway is unpaved part of the way and a bit rough- near... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Steven C
Martinez, California
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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...more
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650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don’t now if it was due to the date or not but this garden was closed on January 1. Therefore it is hard to give it a review of any kind. It was a nice day so disappointing not to be able to get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dil345
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Drove all the way there and wasn't let in. We are older and the trip took very long. It was supposed to be open another 40 min and would have liked to get out of the vehicle to look. The woman berated us with her...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grenee229
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I didn't enjoy this visit. I would not recommend to stop there. There are a few nice views, but felt it was not that interesting as a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Kahanu Garden is the former home a one of the Hana Ali'i. The Heiau is spectacular and the grounds beautifully maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to find like most things on the road to Hana and the limited signposting on the highway doesn’t refer to the lava platform temple which is a major feature of the gardens. Good signposting of species, good notes, nice views of coast and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We took the guided tour with a Hana native, who explained how the Hawaiian people view the land and nature, which was fascinating. The garden included significant archeological sites and many imported and native plants. It was an amazing experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The road down to Kahanu Garden from Hana Highway is unpaved part of the way and a bit rough- near the end it crosses a small bridge with posts alongside and a sign saying "Do not cross if water is above red mark". It wasn't,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

we enjoyed walking the extensive grounds of Kahanu Garden...long stretches of lawn with varieties of trees and plants important to the Hawaiian culture. The heiau is massive, probably the largest in the Islands, covering 3 acres and about 4 stories high--we could only gaze up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne U
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We went here since we wanted to see a bit more of the original Maui. The gardens are quite big although the plant exhibits were not all there since I am guessing we were visiting out of season. The sacred ruins were very interesting but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dselvan
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Always great to visit. The new Visitor's Center is a wonderful addition. Pi'ilanihale Heiau is impressive. Needs more signage explaining everything. Staff is very helpful. Be sure to check out the beautiful bathroom facilities which were built with the help of local students - as...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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