The 5 Best Things to do in Papaikou, Island of Hawaii

November 30, 2021 Nobuko Falco

Discover the best top things to do in Papaikou, United States including Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, Hawaii Plantation Museum, Donkey Trail, Hamakua Chocolate Farm, Hilo Shark Tours.

1. Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746 +1 808-964-5233 [email protected] http://www.htbg.com
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Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden

The Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants, and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.

Reviewed By Paola010 - Oklahoma City, United States

This garden was an unexpected treat on a tour that included other attractions. Located on Onomea Bay, we reached it from the shipping port of Hilo. Admittedly, it was a long 500' walk down and then back up, but well worth it. (And, if you can't make it back up, a tram will bring you back for $10). It had it all, orchids growing on tree trunks and in their own little orchid garden, sparkling streams, a lush pool, unusual shades of anthurium, many varieties of ginger and dozens of other colorful plants and flowers. Eventually the path leads to a lovely view of the ocean, fringed by palms. Just delightful.

2. Hawaii Plantation Museum

27-246 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7735 +1 808-964-5151 [email protected] http://hawaiiplantationmuseum.org
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Hawaii Plantation Museum

The Hawaii Plantation Museum tells the story of the sugar industry on the Island of Hawaii,also known as the Big Island, from 1820 until 1996. The museum highlights how the sugar industry brought many immigrants to work for the sugar industry and transformed business and gave rise to Hawaii's multi-cultural heritage. Visit us today, and learn about this remarkable history. Located in the historic plantation town of Papaikou on the Hamakua Coast few miles outside the town of Hilo. Just past the 6 mile marker on the Mamalahoa Highway turn left ...At the stop sign turn right the and park in front of the gray building with the plantation mural.

3. Donkey Trail

27 Sugar Mill Road, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781
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4. Hamakua Chocolate Farm

Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781 +1 808-443-9165 [email protected] http://www.hamakuachocolate.com
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Hamakua Chocolate Farm

Cacao Farm, gardens and chocolate tasting on the magical Hamakua Coast. Guided private tour exploring the cacao orchard (and taste the cacao fruit), drying greenhouse, see the gardens, treehouse, and beautiful grounds. Back at the farm, the creation process is demonstrated transforming cacao bean into chocolate, then is followed by a full chocolate tasting overlooking the ocean and cacao orchard under the covered lanai. Tours need 24 hrs advance booking please!

Reviewed By coolbean1234

We had a fantastic experience with the Hamakua Chocolate Farm Tour. Dan and Bernd took us through their cacao orchards and thoroughly explained their chocolate-making process (which they do entirely themselves - they are very knowledgeable!). They also showed us their beautiful treehouse, rainbow eucalyptus trees, black bamboo, and many different spice trees. We sampled 12 different chocolates that were to die for, along with their cacao juice - overall an incredible experience, a must-go for any visit to the Big Island!

5. Hilo Shark Tours

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