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Guided Allerton Garden Tour

by National Tropical Botanical Garden Duration 2h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $50

Kauai’s nickname is “The Garden Isle” for its lush-green meadows, tropical rainforests, verdant valleys, and fertile botanical gardens. Venture to Allerton Garden and tour the prehistoric-looking terrain that set the backdrop to the original Jurassic Park Hollywood film.

From the South Shore Visitors Center, journey through scenic vistas on a shuttle to the Allerton Garden—Kauai’s best-kept hidden treasure. Set between the cliffs of the Lawai Valley and the sea, Allerton Garden sits on the grounds of the mid-1800s summer cottage and retreat of Queen Emma, the wife of King Kamehameha IV.

Surrounded by the queen’s favorite deep-purple bougainvillea, the landscape is masterfully designed to showcase a variety of beautiful, native plants. As you explore the 1-mile (1.6-km) path, your knowledgeable guide spouts history and trivia about the surrounding tropical plants and Hawaiian culture.

Take a moment to admire the massive trees featured in the movie Jurassic Park, and listen to the vocal exotic birds. In the Garden you will also find golden bamboo, palm trees, heliconia, and tropical gingers. Stroll through the outdoor quarters beside flowing pools and European-inspired sculptures, and learn about the royal monarchy that once ruled the Hawaiian Islands.

Kauai’s nickname is “The Garden Isle” for its lush-green meadows, tropical rainforests, verdant valleys, and fertile botanical gardens. Venture to Allerton Garden and tour the prehistoric-looking terrain that set the backdrop to the original Jurassic Park Hollywood film.

From the South Shore Visitors Center, journey through scenic vistas on a shuttle to the Allerton Garden—Kauai’s best-kept hidden treasure. Set between the cliffs of the Lawai Valley and the sea, Allerton Garden sits on the grounds of the mid-1800s summer cottage and retreat of Queen Emma, the wife of King Kamehameha IV.

Surrounded by the queen’s favorite deep-purple bougainvillea, the landscape is masterfully designed to showcase a variety of beautiful, native plants. As you explore the 1-mile (1.6-km) path, your knowledgeable guide spouts history and trivia about the surrounding tropical plants and Hawaiian culture.

Take a moment to admire the massive trees featured in the movie Jurassic Park, and listen to the vocal exotic birds. In the Garden you will also find golden bamboo, palm trees, heliconia, and tropical gingers. Stroll through the outdoor quarters beside flowing pools and European-inspired sculptures, and learn about the royal monarchy that once ruled the Hawaiian Islands.

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10:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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2:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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3:00 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

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Guided Allerton Garden Tour

Activity Location

Allerton Garden

4425 Lawai Road

Koloa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitors Center

    4425 Lawai Road

    Koloa


Highlights

  • Leisurely 1-mile (1.6-km) stroll in lush Allerton Garden

  • Former retreat of Queen Emma & the royal Hawaiian monarchy

  • Stunning showcase for tropical plants like palms & ginger

  • Exotic Hawaiian flowers & fruit trees like heliconia

  • Filming locations from the original Jurassic Park movie


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Allerton Garden at the the National Tropical Botanical Gardens

  • Admission fee

  • Shuttle ride from the visitor center to the gardens


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is mostly wheelchair accessible; there are steps into and out of the trams/buses.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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