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Koko Crater Botanical Garden

7491 Kokonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
+1 808-522-7060
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Free, end of day stroll

I agree that it could use some TLC, but kids don't care. They love the unusual cacti and how we are... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
JoAnne C
clearwater, United States
via mobile
TLC required

Could be a great garden if it were given some TLC. I would only recommend it to avid botanists. Was... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Anthony H
via mobile
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7491 Kokonani St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
+1 808-522-7060
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I agree that it could use some TLC, but kids don't care. They love the unusual cacti and how we are walking inside a volcano crater. Sneakers are a must. We came from snorkeling Hanamua Bay and weren't properly shoe attired. Feet were hurting.

Thank JoAnne C
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Could be a great garden if it were given some TLC. I would only recommend it to avid botanists. Was difficult to get to by bus, so drive if you can. Amenities consisted of a horrible port-a-loo, in need of attention. Be prepared for some...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This is my 4th trip to Oahu and I can't believe I missed this gem! So many colors of plumeria, many varieties of trees, cactus and bougainvillea! It was a beautiful walk with many stunning photos taken and it is free to enjoy. If you...More

Thank Jamadevo
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We drove in and walked to the right of the parking lot which started us on the Loop Trail. It leads straight through and long grove of plumeria trees which were blooming like crazy in every color. Fallen flowers littered the ground beneath like a...More

Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Great place to explore, take pics, and go for an easy walk/hike...it's never crowded. Love the Plumeria trees when in bloom (May) and the cactus garden is really cool. This is not a typical, pristinely landscaped, type botanical garden...it's more "natural".

Thank OceanLover825
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Koko Crater Botanical Garden is off the beaten path, and it is well worth the visit. There were not many people there (a plus in the busy Waikiki/Honolulu area). There are interesting plants, and we saw a number of birds. If you are botanical...More

1  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Koko Crater Botanical Garden is not your typical heavily watered, lush, fully landscaped botanical garden. It is also not jam-packed with people nor is it expensive - unusual for any excursion near Honolulu. It's free! It is interesting and worth visiting because it showcases some...More

4  Thank Aletta S
Reviewed 12 December 2016

off in our rental car for the day, returning to the wonderful town of kailua and stopped here first for a walk. not that easy to find, past a golf course and by an equestrian farm. a quiet retreat, saw maybe 3 people, one local...More

1  Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I stumbled upon this Botanical Garden by accident, stopped and walked the 2 mile trail through any types of gardens. It is very dry there so there are irrigation pipes all along the way that take away from the "wildness" of it. It is pretty...More

1  Thank lgatz
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...More

2  Thank Smoky_Kenton
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Bernadette V
22 March 2017|
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Response from Lynn S | Reviewed this property |
It is free. Just park outside the fence and walk in.