Located on Onomea Bay, this world-renowned tropical garden is a nature preserve that is acclaimed by visitors as 'the most beautiful area in Hawaii.' En route, your narrated tour takes you through the Japanese-style Liliuokalani Gardens, along Hilo Bay and the lush Hamakua Coast to Onomea Bay. Here, in the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, more than 2,500 species of tropical plant life have been assembled from regions all over the world; and the plants are labeled for easy identification. You'll receive a map of the garden's trails at the Visitor Center, and then enjoy your time wandering the garden grounds on your own, taking photographs or simply enjoying the incredible beauty.
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Customer Reviews for Hilo Coast & Botanical Gardens
This tropical garden contains a fantastic assortment of beautiful flowers, plants and trees and an unbelievable walk along one of the most beautiful shorelines and bay we visited in Hawaii. There is a 500 ft. declining walk to assess the garden which must be traversed back up at the conclusion of the walk, but they do have golf carts to take anyone who doesn't feel they can undertake that much exertion. There are a number of benches and rest stops on the walk also. This is a real jewel of a place to see.
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Review 2 for Hilo Coast & Botanical Gardens
Date:February 16, 2013
The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained. Had a short sight seeing "trip" on the way there with the bus driver pointing out interseting things. The only down side was that you could really use more time to spend in the gardens to really be able to take in all thats there.
The gardens are immaculately maintained. Several of the beautiful trees & gigantic flowers are labeled with signs. The beauty and tranquility of the garden combined with the roar of the ocean at the end of one of the trails gave me goosebumps.There is a large parrot aviary with several large macaw parrots. Along the trail are two different falls which are beautiful. There was a local man who was singing and playing the ukulele to add to the ambience at one point along the trail. The most difficult part of the tour is the boardwalk that is a steep decline down to get to the gardens and back up to leave, but there is a golf cart available to ride you down and back up. Here are two pics of some of the flowers that were the size of my head.