World Botanical Gardens is a commercial botanical gardens located at 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hakalau. Founded in 1995 by Walter L. Wagner, the park is popular for the Kamae'e Falls, a 100-foot (30 m) waterfall cascading through a beautiful tropical rainforest. The entire property covers an area of 275 acres featuring exotic plant species from around the world. There is also the Children's Maze, known as the second largest herbaceous maze in Hawaii.
There are paved walkways perfect for strolling along a cascading brook beneath the park's towering trees. An overlook platform provides spectacular 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, pastoral settings of an adjoining paniola-style cattle ranch, and the triple-tiered Umauma Falls.
For the adventurous, a zip-line tour known as Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure is available which descends from the forest canopy into the Honopueo stream gulch. Segway Ride tours are also available as an exciting new way of traversing the gardens and rainforest.
World Botanical Gardens are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm with an admission fee. Reservations required for a guided tour with the Garden Director.
World Botanical Gardens - Hawaii Photo Gallery