Liliuokalani Gardens

A gift from Queen Liliʻuokalani, this lush garden lies southeast of downtown Hilo, on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay.

Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 30-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi.

With a footbridge and a path around a koi fish pond, this peaceful park is nice for a stroll with your family or by yourself.

The gardens are located next to the small island called “Coconut Island”, connected to the park by a footbridge. In the Hawaiian language the island is known as Moku ola, which literally translates to “island of life” since the location was an ancient temple known for its healing.

The park is a good place for a picnic, with a view of Mauna Kea and downtown Hilo. There is some limited swimming. It is not uncommon to see green sea turtles swimming in the area around the garden.

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