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Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number:
+1 808-248-8912
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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This garden houses the world's largest collection of breadfruit and the...

This garden houses the world's largest collection of breadfruit and the largest ancient place of worship for the Polynesian people.

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Interesting plants, beautiful views

The Keanu Gardens were a nice stop on the Road to Hana and a great opportunity to take a quiet walk away from the crowds. It also has some beautiful examples of indigenous and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Kate_Sun_Fun
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Toronto, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a bit of a challenge to get to, but well worth the trip down a bumpy road. The garden is beautiful, not only formal garden but a collection of native plants. The temple at one corner is awe-inspiring. Very serene and peaceful as well.

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Thank jonnight
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost didn't get to go here. It was closed for most of the time we were at Hana because of the rain and the roads are closed. But on the last few days it finally cleared up and we decided to try it before we left Hana. So glad we did! This isn't a garden with tons of exotic... More 

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Thank Yohina1989
Management response:

Mahalo for sticking it out though the rain and taking the time to visit Kahanu! It's so nice that you mentioned enjoying the Garden even with out the tropical flowers. People are often disappointed that we do not feature more exotic flowers like the red and pink ginger. We have to explain that while those flowers are beautiful, most gingers... More 

Hayden, Idaho, United States
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped on our road to hana trip and this garden was very well taken care of and most plants had genus and species names but not common names. Very cool spot right next to boiling ocean. great views and were impressed with hawiian religous site. Not very good view of the largeness of the temple but this is for... More 

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1 Thank bvforester
Management response:

Thank you for visiting Kahanu during your trip, we are in a very isolated location so we really appreciate you taking the time to see what we have to offer. We often struggle with what we present of Pi'ilanihale Heiau. We want visitors to Kahanu to be able to see the colossal size of the Heiau but not tempt people... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited here many years ago and wanted to go back when Hana. So we followed the signs, we passed the Lava Tube site, the tarmac ended, the road deteriorated badly and we turned round. Now either I went wrong or you need faith (or even a sign) that the garden is at the end of the unpaved road-... More 

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Thank PMQuestions
Management response:

Aloha, We apologize that you were not able to visit us during your trip to Hana. We are the last public access destination on Ulaino Road, there is a sign at the top of the highway, an open closed sign about 1/4 mile down the road and another sign that indicates that we are located 1.5 miles further. We often... More 

Kirkwood, Missouri
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the view of the temple was nice, we went during the self guided days and found the literature lacking depth. If you are going to experience this location I would recommend going on a day with a guided tour.

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1 Thank Kwdrunner
Management response:

Mahalo for your feed back. We are constantly working to improve signage and visitor literature, so we appreciate your input. Please let us know if you plan to visit this area again so we can set you up with a guided tour. Kahanu Crew More 

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152 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

After driving the road to Hana I was so pleased to get here and stretch my legs. This is an easy walk around a beautiful area with lots of history. Pay the small fee at the enterence and get the little book that will tell you about all the different items in the Garden. My kids who are 11,11 and... More 

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1 Thank Pamela F
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The Keanu Gardens were a nice stop on the Road to Hana and a great opportunity to take a quiet walk away from the crowds. It also has some beautiful examples of indigenous and Polynesian-introduced plants and lovely coconut groves. It has some wonderful shoreline views. $10/person, it takes about 20-40 minutes to walk around depending on how fast you... More 

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1 Thank Kate_Sun_Fun
Canmore, Canada
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Don't let being somewhat off the beaten path deter you from experiencing this powerful sacred site run by indigenous people. It is the largest Heiau, (traditional Hawaiian temple) in all Hawaii with a tremendous history both in its origins and recent past. Have you heard the word, "Mana"? This is where you will feel it surrounded by the ancient presence... More 

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2 Thank Dr David L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Few flowers, for example), but a collection of Hawaiian plants, like that used to make poi. But it does have the largest ancient Hawaiian temple in all of Hawaii. And they will tell you not to go to the coast - too dangerous - but do. Dramatic high waves pounding the black lava coast. More dramatic than Wainapanapa.

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Thank Ken R
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We really wanted to go there to see the temple, which is pretty impressive in size. We didn't want to climb on the structure (you're not allowed to anyway), but I feel like we missed out on some of the grandeur by not being able to see it from a higher vantage point. The book provided for the self-guided tour... More 

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1 Thank Amy C

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