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Kahanu Garden

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A Beautiful Place to visit

The Kahanu Garden is the former home a one of the Hana Ali'i. The Heiau is spectacular and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clio, California

It’s hard to find like most things on the road to Hana and the limited signposting on the highway... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“temple ruins”(2 reviews)
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 yesterday

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

Thank Dave_in_Clio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank HofH999
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.

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

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

Thank anneue
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

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

Thank mtdcohasset
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We stopped at the Kahanu Garden on our trip back from Hana. It was as soon as they opened in the morning and we had the entire place to ourselves. We enjoyed following along to see the different types of plants and admiring the large...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

1  Thank dianne C
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

1  Thank Kalojamu
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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