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Koko Crater Botanical Garden

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Address: 7491 Kokonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: +1 808-522-7060

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Loved the plumeria!

Loved the plumeria grove! The two-mile trail through the gardens was fun, but it was confusing at times on trails to the side gardens. Saw some incredible cacti!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is essentially a 2-mile hike with some interesting plants and scenery along the way. Okay for a bit of exercise if you're fit but I wouldn't recommend it for small children or the elderly. The facilities could be better. There's no drinking water (at least not for visitors) and only a solitary toilet (again no water) near the base... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Loved the plumeria grove! The two-mile trail through the gardens was fun, but it was confusing at times on trails to the side gardens. Saw some incredible cacti!

Thank dwnhkr
San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I had great expectations based on prior reviews. It was a bit disappointing. The garden trail started off nicely with the various plumeria trees. The path then led us to the enormous cacti which provided great photo opportunities. After that it went all downhill. The rocky path was through a forest of uneventful trees. Nothing much to see beyond the... More 

Thank df12
Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a neat short, FREE, self-guided, 2 hour, 2 mile loop trail through a relatively primitive (and somewhat arid) botanical garden in East Oahu; about 30 minutes from Waikiki. The garden is broken up into areas of different parts of the world including Hawaii, Africa, Madagascar, and a few arid cacti and palms areas. Most of the trees and... More 

2 Thank Kuukama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

In your way to Koko crater stop in the botanical garden. A trail full of all plumeria's colors and smells. You have all kind of plants and perfect spots for great pictures.

Thank Amaya A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This garden is set up nicely. The path is fairly rocky. The flowers are pretty! I recommend this trip early in the morning or later in the day. My husband and I went after lunch which it was way too hot. Good thing we took our umbrellas which did help with the heat. The loop is 2 miles but half... More 

Thank Nelli013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Late April so would recommend no earlier as some Frangipani were only just coming into leaf although there were heaps of flowers. Some other trees were still dormant too so perhaps as this time of year is Spring here, go May onwards. The gardens are in a volcanic crater in rich red soil. It was very dry and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We did not do the whole trail as we did not bring proper footwear. Good walking shoes are a must! I went for the Plumeria flowers and I was not disappointed!

Thank Li A
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We loved it,it is a 200-acre botanical garden with thousands of flowering plants and trees. My favorite was the huge cactus,that come all shapes of them! Got awesome pictures there. Take water with you,the trails is about 2 miles.Where good walking shoes ,the trail is not pavet.

Thank barbara1932
Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Oh, but I wish she could see this place. It's an uneven, packed dirt and large stone trail with an incline that makes it a little rough for someone walking with a cane or walker. Maybe she could do the first 1/4 mile loop around the plumeria grove. Bad part is no restroom facilities besides a portapotty at the far... More 

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