Senator Fong's Plantation
Featuring over 700 acres of untainted tropical landscape, Senator Fong's Plantation is located within Oahu's Ko'olau Mountains, sitting on an area larger than Waikiki itself. The landscape ranges from 80 feet to 2600 feet above sea level and features groves of fruit and nut trees, plants, and flowers galore.
The namesake of the plantation, Senator Hiram Fong, purchased the land in 1950. Fong served on the US Senate for 17 years, and many aspects of the plantation reflect his term in office. For instance, the plantation is divided into 5 sections, each one bearing a US president name that served during his career.
Your group should consider taking the 1-mile walking tour during your plantation visit, the 90-minute tour taking you through the valley, dense canopies, and plateaus. You will see colorful collections of palms, flowers, tropical fruits, and ferns all along the way. See exotic Hawaiian plant species such as kukui, Kuo, ohia-'ai, Hala, and pili grass, as well as 15 early Polynesian introduced plants like bamboo. See over 80 different varieties of palms, and sample nuts, fruits, and other in-season treats along the way. There are actually over 70 edible nuts and fruits within the plantation!
Before you go be sure to visit the gift shop for souvenirs or snacks, and also be sure to check out if the site is hosting any community events or classes such as Lei Making.