HONOLULU (KHON2) – Thousands of visitors fly to the Big Island each month to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has hundreds of different hiking trails and routes to view the currently active Kilauea volcano.
The Big Island has a lot for visitors to see besides Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Hawaiian Islands are also home to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Gardens,
This botanical garden is located on the historic Onomia Bay. According to the Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Gardens, the canyon was carved by water from the Onomia and Alakahi streams and by wind and waves that cut into the lava rocks of the beach.
They report that earthquakes, tsunamis and tropical storms also cause radical changes in the landscape.
The bioreserve is home to over 2,000 species, comprising over 125 families and 750 genera. Some consider the 20-acre canyon to be a natural greenhouse.
Their mission is to inspire people to live in unity with the island and the planet, although education focuses on diverse ecosystems.
They are open from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week except on some holidays
what to bring:
- comfortable shoes
- insect repellent
Because entrance to the garden can be difficult for some people, it’s important to know your physical limits before you go.
All guests must be able to walk the boardwalk with an elevation change of approximately 100′ to no more than 500′ in length.
Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Gardens reports mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters or crutches are not permitted. However, walking sticks are acceptable and strollers must be empty when used on the boardwalk.
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