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Keahua Arboretum is a Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of Kauai’s Rainforest; nestled deep within the lush and vibrant heart of Kauai’s rainforest, the Keahua Arboretum is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This enchanting arboretum offers a serene escape into the heart of nature, providing a rich tapestry of botanical wonders and a chance to connect with the island’s diverse flora and fauna.

Botanical Paradise: Keahua Arboretum is a botanical paradise, home to an extensive collection of native Hawaiian plants and trees. Stroll through the park and encounter an astonishing array of species, each with its unique story and significance in Hawaiian culture and ecology.  As you venture deeper into Keahua Arboretum, the sounds of the surrounding rainforest envelop you. The soothing melodies of birdsong and the gentle babbling of the Wailua River, which meanders through the arboretum, create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. It’s the perfect place for quiet reflection and contemplation.

Picnic in Paradise: Keahua Arboretum offers designated picnic areas where you can enjoy a peaceful meal amidst the splendor of nature. Pack a lunch and savor your food while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest. A river runs through the park and allows outdoor enthusiasts to cool off and embrace aquatic adventures. Many visitors enjoy swimming, the rope- -swing, or simply dipping their toes in the refreshing waters.

Hiking and Exploration: This is a popular day spot for local families and visitors for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, or just cooling off after a long day at the beach. This is also where you will find the start of the Kuilau Ridge Trail, the 1.5-mile portion of the Na Ala Hele Trail System that will turn into the Moalepe Trail.  For those eager to explore further, Keahua Arboretum serves as a gateway to various hiking trails that wind through the lush rainforest. These trails lead to hidden waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, and an intimate encounter with the island’s wild beauty. This is an easy hike that will lead you through the eucalyptus forest, native shrubs, and swinging vines and give you a spectacular view of Kauai’s interior and Mount Waialeale.

Plan Your Visit: Keahua Arboretum is open to the public and welcomes visitors year-round. Remember to bring sturdy footwear, insect repellent, and your camera to capture the stunning botanical specimens and picturesque landscapes. Parking and outhouse facilities are available for your convenience.

Discover the magic of Kauai’s rainforest at the Keahua Arboretum, where the beauty of Kauai’s native flora and the serenity of the natural world combine to create an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a botany enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Keahua Arboretum beckons you to explore its green wonders and embrace the soothing embrace of the rainforest.