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Limahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei

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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.
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  • Great information about the various eras and history of the plants on Kauai--really learned a lot! Hope the environment can heal. Step one is educating us all about the issues, and this was quite... 
    Great information about the various eras and history of the plants on Kauai--really learned a lot! Hope the environment can heal. Step one is educating us all about the issues, and this was quite...  more »
  • This was a highlight of our recent trip. It was so fascinating to learn about how the ecology of Hawaii has evolved from the indigenous plants, through what the Polynesians brought to survive and... 
    This was a highlight of our recent trip. It was so fascinating to learn about how the ecology of Hawaii has evolved from the indigenous plants, through what the Polynesians brought to survive and...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens with a nice trail taking you in a loop. You get a very informative pamphlet with highlights marked along the trail. There are steps that take you up 200 ft but they are not all together and there are plenty of benches to rest on. I did not have any bug problems ..I went in May..but the site recommends bug spray. Takes about 1 to 1.5 hrs to walk the loop...depending on how much you want to rest and read about each marker. I'm 65 yrs old and did not have any issues walking this garden tour. It was great!
  • Quiet, lush, cooler in the morning and no mosquitoes when we were there. Nice breeze too. Easy walk. Many places to sit and quietly take in the nature. Need to take the shuttle there or reserve parking ahead of time.

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