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Kauai Gardens

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Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle” for its tropical rainforests, fertile valleys and lush flora. So it’s not surprising to find some of Hawaii’s most beautiful botanical gardens on Kauai. You can find three of the nation’s five National Tropical Botanical Gardens on Kauai: the Allerton Garden and McBryde Garden on the South Shore, and Limahuli Gardens in Haena . McBryde Garden is home to the largest collection of native Hawaiian flora in the world, while Allerton Gardens features amazing landscaping and the giant Moreton Figs made famous in the film “Jurassic Park.” The 17-acre Limahuli Gardens offers endangered native plants, taro-filled agricultural terraces and beautiful views of the North Shore.

Other botanical gardens and plantations include Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Smith’s Tropical Paradise Botanical Garden and the Kauai Coffee Plantation. You can also take a tour of Hanalei’s taro farms to learn about this versatile Hawaiian root starch.

  • Beaches of Kauai

    50 miles of white sand beaches surround Kauai, offering nice spots for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
    • Film Locations of Kauai

      Take a movie tour to learn about the more than 60 feature films shot on location in Kauai or discover them for yourself and make your own movie moments.
      • Hiking on Kauai

        From the Kalalau Trail to Kokee State Park, hiking is a great way to see the island's natural splendor first-hand.
        • Kayaking on Kauai

          Kayaking the navigable rivers of Kauai offers visitors the chance to discover beautiful vistas and tropical landscapes.
          • Mountain Tubing on Kauai

            Take to Kauai’s historic waterways in a mountain tube and discover a whole new way to access the island's tropical interior.
            • Natural Wonders of Kauai

              From the Napali Coast to Waimea Valley, Kauai is home to some of Hawaii’s most incredible natural wonders.
              • Snorkeling and Scuba on Kauai

                Beyond Kauai’s flourishing gardens, the island offers a wide range of snorkeling and scuba spots to explore under the sea.
                • Ziplining on Kauai

                  Soar up to 35-miles an hour above Kauai’s lush valleys, streams and rain forests on an exhilarating zipline tour.