Tours are by reservation only with a 6 person maximum capacity for each time slot. You may have additional guests on your tour (e.g., if you are a party of two, there may be up to 4 guests from a separate party on your tour).
With aloha and safety as our top priorities, we are happy to welcome back the community by offering complimentary (for HI residents) 30-minute zip tours. These zip tours will include a pleasant guided walk through a garden of Native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants; broad views of Mānoa Valley; a close look at Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau, (an ancient Hawaiian stone structure) as well as the history of Kūaliʻi, the private Cooke family residence, which will one day be open to the public.
Please click below to browse our calendar for available times and dates to reserve a zip-tour.
At this time, only English language tours are available.
We are also happy to offer a self-guided activity around our lower campus. For more information and to reserve a “Lower Campus Hangout” time slot, please click link below.
We hope you have a wonderful tour and look forward to seeing you soon!
Include topics such as the natural history of Mānoa Valley, Native Hawaiian cultural practices, origins of plants, and the interpretation of Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau
Complimentary Docent-led zip tours of the gardens and heiau are by reservation only and offered Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 9 am and 11 am in JULY. Self-Guided Lower Campus Hangout time slots are by reservation only and offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am and 11 am in JULY and AUGUST.
There is a 6 person maximum capacity for each time slot. You may have additional guests on your tour (e.g., if you are a party of two, there may be up to 4 guests from a separate party on your tour).
Complimentary guided zip tour lasts 30-minutes. For the safety of guests and staff we ask that you depart within one hour of your time slot. Kindly check-in no more than 5 minutes before your time slot.
Limited parking is available on-site in marked stalls. Please carpool and contact us if your group will exceed 4 cars.
The path is rocky with limited hand-rail support. Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle. Please also bring a paper or cloth mask for all participants.