McBryde Garden Self Guided Tour - Kauai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Offered Daily.  Departs hourly starting at 9:30am.  Last departure at 3:30pm. Please allow 15-minutes for check-in before departure!!
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn in Poipu on the South Shore of Kauai!

Overview

McBryde Garden visitors can explore 50 acres of diverse plant collections including Hawaiian native and ethnobotanical species, palms, rubiaceae (coffee family), zingiberales (heliconia family), and erythrina (coral trees). See exotic spices from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail, and take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail. View all of the collections at your own pace on this self-guided tour and catch the return shuttle to the South Shore Visitors Center at the top of every hour.All McBryde Garden visits begin with a short, scenic tram ride into the valley. Departures daily, every hour, starting at 9:30 am. Minimum duration 1.5 hours. Recommend allowing at least 2.5 hours. Last departure into McBryde Garden at 3:30pm. Last return from McBryde Garden at 5:00pm.NEW in 2018:  Visit our renovated Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden, complete with Taro Loi (water terraces)!

Inclusions

  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • -None-

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SHARE IN THE RICHNESS

Take an adventure into a treasure house of tropical flora. Explore at your own pace the unique biodiversity of native and exotic plants, recognized for their value and their beauty. Journey back to ancient Hawaii in the Canoe Garden and imagine the arrival of the Polynesians on these islands.

Encounter rare and endangered Hawaiian species, some extinct in the wild. Visit the living laboratory where scientists are still discovering the secrets of these plants. Wander beside an ever-changing stream through intriguing palms and exotic trees.

McBryde Garden is tucked away in the secluded Lawai Valley. Tour check-in is at the Southshore Visitors Center, a short distance from the Valley rim. Your tour includes Garden transportation into and out of the Valley, along a spectacular scenic route.

Tour Length: At your own pace; please allow a minimum of 1.5 hours.
Return trams run hourly. You may board a return tram throughout the day on the hour of your choice, with last return tram leaving Valley at 5 p.m.

All our visits begin at our South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn

Located at 4425 Lawai Road in Koloa, (across the street from Spouting Horn) the South Shore Visitors Center is the gateway to McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden. All tours begin and end at the South Shore Visitors Center where parking, ticketing, and gift shop are located.

Get directions to the Visitors Center or use GPS coordinates +21 53 8.67, -159 29 33.04 in your navigation device.

Arrival and Check In

Parking and check in for all McBryde and Allerton Garden tours is available at the South Shore Visitor Center located at 4425 Lawai Road, Po`ipu, HI. Each tour includes a narrated, 15-minute shuttle ride to and from the gardens along the dramatic coastline of the South Shore.

What to Bring

McBryde and Allerton tours are outdoor attractions and weather can be unpredictable on Kauai. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather and terrain. Please bring the following items with you:

Comfortable walking shoes
Rain protection
Sun protection
Water bottle
Insect repellant
Water bottle filling stations and concessions are available at the South Shore Visitors Center and Food for Thought tram stop in McBryde Garden.

Garden Closures

Weather or emergency-related closure of the gardens will be posted with as much advance notice as possible on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Registered visitors will also receive an email, text message, or call.

Cancellation Policy

24-hour cancellation required for full refund, 72 hours for groups of 5 or more.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.