Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Kauai  /  Hanalei  /  Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei

#6 of 36 in Things to do in Hanalei
Garden · Nature / Park
Set among the mountains and coastal terrain of Kauai, Limahuli Garden and Preserve is one of the National Tropical Botanical Garden's parks with waterfalls, cliffs, and plant life. Backed by the imposing Makana Mountain, the park's 7 ha (17 acres) of garden space contains distinctive biological zones and ecosystems stretching from oceanic to those in the rocky heights of the hills behind it. Don't forget to stop by the 240 m (800 ft) waterfall. Take a guided or self-guided tour to learn more about the history of the area and its people, as well as the park. Some terrain can be a little rough, so be sure to wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. PutLimahuli Garden and Preserve into our Hanalei trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Limahuli Garden and Preserve
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Limahuli Garden and Preserve reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
650 reviews
  • A beautiful collection of native plants that not only looked nice, but also told a story about the way plant life has evolved on the island as settlers landed. The booklet provided was chock full of....  more »
  • We arrive done day to explore here but were told we needed reservations. We made reservations and came back a few days later. Admission was $20 per adult. And it was well worth it. We spent about an.....  more »
  • This was one of the most beautiful places we saw while on Kauai. Parking was no problem when we got there as it was just a little ways down from the check-in building. The lady who checked us in was super nice and answered all our questions while showing us how to read the map. They let you use walking sticks if you like and the trails are marked and easy to follow. The backdrop with the hut and the surrounding rocks makes you feel like you've been transported back to an ancestral land. It was a very peaceful experience and one I would recommend to anyone visiting Kauai.
  • Beautiful place, amazing views. It poured while we were there, and we didn't care. $20 a head. Must reserve a visit via website. But if you come in on the shuttle, you don't need one. Friendly staff. Self guided tour. Quite the walk, mostly uphill. Bring good walking shoes and decent knees. Lots of stairs. Totally worth it.

Plan your trip to Hanalei

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.