The Hawaii Tropical
Botanical Garden is a nature preserve located off Route 19 at
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway Papa'ikou, Hawaii (island), Hawaii.
It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. The garden is
located in a scenic valley opening out to Onomea Bay, and features
streams, waterfalls and a boardwalk along the ocean. The garden
contains over 2,000 plant species, representing more than 125
families and 750 genera, with over 200 species palms, 80 species
of heliconias, and more than 80 species bromeliads. Some of the
Garden's mango and coconut palm trees are over 100 years old. The
garden combines water and flora: A three-tiered waterfall (Onomea
Falls) provides one of several water views which include Boulder
Creek and the lava tubes on Onomea Bay.
Area attractions include
the falls which surround the area are a must-see during your stay.
Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Nani
Mau Gardens, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are all nearby.
Nearby beaches and
attractions include Honoli'i Beach Park, Wailuku River State Park,
Mauna Kea State Recreation Area, Wailoa River State Recreation
Area and Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve. Visitor also
enjoy the Subaru Telescope and the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.
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