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Koko Crater Botanical Garden

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Address: 7491 Kokonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
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Wild and weird plants

This is a very special collection and worth a visit if you have enough time to wander slowly and discover the odd examples. Terrific chance to add to a photo collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 February 2016
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Lund, Sweden
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Cooroy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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1 Thank EMANAR
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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!

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Thank Li A
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The paths here are not so good, no to prams and small kids. The walk is pleasant enough particular the views looking up at the top of the crater. Takes an hour I reckon

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We loved the trail, the atmosphere of a garden in a crater, and a respite from tourist crowds. We were amazed at the variety of unusual plants and trees from around the world. The succulent area was absolutely unique. It's hard to describe the strange, twisted shapes of these plants. I can't emphasize enough how relaxing it was to get... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is a very special collection and worth a visit if you have enough time to wander slowly and discover the odd examples. Terrific chance to add to a photo collection. Unfortunately there are not enough labels to identify each plant. The trail can be uneven but manageable if you walk carefully.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We didn't feel like hiking up the 1000 plus steps to the top of the crater and having been to the top of Diamond Head we felt the views would be similar. Instead we chose to go into the crater to see the Botanical Garden there. Hundreds of native plants and trees well tagged for information and a 2 mile... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This garden is unique among those on Oahu. Parking is free but the lot is not very large. We were a little surprised by the lack of care on the paths. A significant portion of the first half is up hill. Many of the paths have loose stone. This is not a visit for baby strollers or those not sure... More 

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Georgetown, Penang
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about the garden having been to a few more impressive and bigger ones in the past. It features a decent group of plants from a few key areas. Strolled around it before heading to the koko crater rim trail.

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