We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
Phone Number:
+1 808-233-7323
09:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

A 200 acre botanical garden.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 202 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 102
  • 71
    Very good
  • 14
  • 1
  • 0
Fishing for the family

My 8-yr old wanted to go fishing while we were in Hawaii. The fishing charters were out of the question. I read about the catch and release fishing ho'omaluhia has on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tina M
Seattle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 188: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 8-yr old wanted to go fishing while we were in Hawaii. The fishing charters were out of the question. I read about the catch and release fishing ho'omaluhia has on the weekends. It didn't disappoint. The visitor center will loan bamboo fishing poles and you supply the white bread for fish food. We spent about 2 hours by the... More 

Thank Tina M
Marin Conty
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking through this garden, especially since it's free of charge. They have a lot of beautiful plants and you get treated to lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Little ones will enjoy feeding the fish and ducks in the pond.

Thank swimmer123jcc
Forestville, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Hoomaluhia Gardens. It is a nice garden if you don't want to walk a lot. There are small parking areas at various spots so you can visit the garden area and walk as much as you like. You can, of course, park your car at the visitor center and hike through the park as... More 

Thank Lynn S
Kailua, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to take my sons here when they were small. They loved the hikes, the fish in the pond and the ducks! We also learned a lot with the way the vegetation is labeled. Now I take my granddaughters and they, too, love it! Another bonus is the art exhibits at the front of the park. I believe it... More 

Thank jwilhoite
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful botanical garden with views of the Koolau mountains. Has a wide variety of plants. Best thing is admission is free, they have plenty of parking and clean restrooms. Often overlooked as its on the other side of Oahu. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to explore Oahu beyond Waikiki.

Thank Afsha N
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens aren't huge - and it won' take much time to take it all in. But I recommend it mainly for the tranquil ambiance. Sit and relax and just breath in beautiful nature.

Thank Andrea2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few minutes and drove around. Nice plants, trees and views. But I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

Thank GuinnessMeASAP2
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Bring mosquito repellant. This is very peaceful, a good place for a picnic. Outdoors each spot has description of the plants and birds. While not large, it is very quiet and a place to leave city noise behind and feel the island. Interesting to learn that many island plants and animals are not indigenous

1 Thank TravelInGrace
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
215 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We drove over for some peace from frenetic Waikiki, what a great move. This is a lovely spot where we spent over an hour wandering and viewing. Warm welcome from the visitor centre too. We were so taken we drove off to some local shops, bought lunch and drove back to one of the many picnic tables. There is nothing... More 

Thank PMQuestions
Level Contributor
492 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Take a stroll through the gardens. Be sure to climb up to the observation point -- beautiful view of bay and the mountains.

Thank acedaughter

Travellers who viewed Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens also viewed


Been to Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?