Ke'anae Arboretum

Keanae MauiKe'anae Arboretum

There are often so many beautiful sites along the Road to Hana that people don't know which to choose. If you're looking for a relaxing spot to get out, stretch your legs and learn something new, you'll enjoy the Keanae Arboretum, a botanical garden located about .8 miles past the 16 mile marker. Offering free entrance every day of the week, the arboretum sits along the Pi'inau'au Stream and within a rainforest. Famous for growing taro, bananas, yams, and other crops much like their Hawaiian ancestors, the people of Keanae have a rich and diverse history.

 

Keanae ArboretumA paved walkway provides visitors with a half mile walk through 150 varieties of tropical plants from around the world, including different types of taro, gingers, hibiscus, papaya, and a mix of native and non-native Hawaiian trees. Most of the trees and flowers are labeled for your convenience, but be sure to check out the rainbow eucalyptus trees up close for a great photo opportunity.

 

There are many beautiful trails to choose from, whether you're looking for a short or long walk, just remember to bring your mosquito repellant and do not pick any plant or flower. Enjoy!

 

Keanae Peninsula

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