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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Vegetation at its best!

The Kahanu garden is exceptionally well kept. The grounds are beautiful and covered with a variety... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dianne C
Gatineau, Canada
Favorite activity on Road to Hana

This was by far our favorite stop while doing the Road to Hana. Peaceful, calm, and really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“native plants” (10 reviews)
“coconut trees” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kahanu garden is exceptionally well kept. The grounds are beautiful and covered with a variety of fruit trees and other vegetation, some indigenous and some not to the island of Maui. The sacred grounds of the chiefs is also quite interesting to see as...More

Thank dianne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far our favorite stop while doing the Road to Hana. Peaceful, calm, and really interesting stuff about Hawaiian culture.

Thank Kalojamu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On the way home from the staycation in Hana Maui my mom and I decided to stop at Kahanu Gardens. So glad we did. They offer Kaamaina discount $5.00 per Kaamaina. IPU greeted us at the entrance and was so helpful and friendly, knowledgable about...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Interesting garden with nice walking tour booklet ($10/person). Two miles down partly gravel road, but nice to leave the Hana-bound crowds behind. Largest heiau on island; used to be a royal site. Lovely sea views. Watch out for those falling coconuts!

Thank stanandamy
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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 11 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

2  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
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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