Hāʻena, Kauaʻi

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

We steward this ahupuaʻa, one of the most biodiverse valleys in Hawaiʻi, as our ancestors did before us

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a puʻuhonua, a place of refuge, where Indigenous traditions and flourishing relationships continue today. Here on the North Shore of Kauaʻi, we mālama ʻāina—care for the land—as our ancestors did before us. Visit and step into our story of stewardship.


Book your Limahuli Garden experience

Visitors are encouraged to use North Shore Shuttle service. Reservations for self-guided tours are NOT required for visitors arriving by shuttle, and we offer a special discount for North Shore Shuttle users. Please show your shuttle pass and check in at the Visitor Center as a walk-in during the opening hours before the last check-in time.

Self-guided tours

Step into our story of stewardship, where Indigenous traditions and flourishing relationships continue today. Make your way through this special place with our interpretive guide book. 

Guided tours

Explore this timeless place with a small group as the interwoven stories of Hawaiian culture, biodiversity, and stewardship come to life. Reservations are required for guided tours.



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Visitor Center & Gift Shop Hours


Limahuli Garden History

For at least 1,500 years the Limahuli Valley has been a Hawaiian place. Today, Limahuli is one of of the last easily-accessible valleys with intact archaeological complexes, native forest, pristine stream, and the presence of the descendants of the valley’s original inhabitants caring for it.

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