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Ecological Tours

Waikiki Aquarium  Link to Destination

2777 Kalakaua Avenue
(808) 923-9741

Bus to Board:

  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park

On Kuhio Avenue in the Diamond Head direction, board the 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park bus to the Aquarium on Kalakaua Avenue.

Bus to Return:

  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park

To return, board the same bus at the same bus stop back to Kuhio Avenue.

Approximate travel time is 15 minutes
, and runs about 10 minutes apart.

You could also board 4 University-Waikiki, 8, 19, 20, 22 Hawaii Kai-Hanauma Bay-Sea Life Park (Bus cancelled on Tuesdays), 23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park, 24 Upper Aina Haina Waikiki Beach and Hotels to Monsarrat Avenue fronting Kapiolani Park and walk to the Aquarium.

To return, walk back to Monsarrat Avenue and board 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett, 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport-Pearlridge or 42 Ewa Beach. Buses run frequently.


Foster Botanic Gardens  Link to Destination

180 N Vineyard Boulevard
(808) 522 -7065


Bus to Board:

  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett
  • 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa

On Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head board the 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett or 4 Nuuaun-Pauoa and ride to Nuuanu Avenue and Vineyard Blvd., opposite the gardens. You may also take B CityExpress! School-Middle, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport-Pearlridge or 42 Ewa Beach and ride to Beretania/Nuuanu and walk to Vineyard Blvd. to the gardens.

Bus to Return:

  • 4 University-Waikiki

To return, board the 4 University-Waikiki bus on Nuuanu Avenue . Buses run about 15 minutes apart on weekdays, less frequently on weekends and evenings. You may also walk to Hotel Street and take 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park or 13 Waikiki-Campbell Avenue, or walk to King Street and take 19, 20 or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels, or B CityExpress! Waikiki.

Approximate travel time is one hour.


Hawaii Nature Center  Link to Destination

2131 Makiki Heights Drive
(808) 955-0104


Bus to Board:

  • 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett
  • 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa

From Kuhio Avenue heading away from Diamond Head, board 4 Nuuanu- Dowsett or 4 Nuuanu-Pauoa and ride to Wilder Avenue and Makiki Street. Walk straight up Makiki Street and onto Makiki Heights Drive to the Nature Center (approximately a one mile/20 minutes walk).

Bus to Return:

  • 4 University-Waikiki

To return, walk back to Wilder Avenue and in the opposite direction, board 4 University- Waikiki. The 4 runs 15-20 minutes on weekdays, and 35 to 40 minutes on weekends and evenings.

Approximate travel time is 30 minutes.

Helemano Plantation  Link to Destination

64-1510 Kamehameha Hwy
(808) 622-3929


Bus to Board:

  • 52 Wahiawa -Circle Isle

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport- Pearlridge, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 24 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 42 Ewa Beach or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach and ride to the Ala Moana Center. Transfer at the center to 52 Wahiawa-Circle Isle and alight at the Plantation.

Bus to Return:

  • 52 Honolulu-Ala Moana

To return, board the 52 Honolulu-Ala Moana and transfer on Kona Street at the Ala Moana Center to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, 42 and E run about 10 minutes apart. The 52 runs about 30 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 2 hours.


Honolulu Zoo  Link to Destination

151 Kapahulu Avenue
(808) 971-7171


Bus to Board:

  • 4 University-Waikiki
  • 8, 19, 20, 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels
  • 22 Hawaii Kai-Hanauma Bay-Sea Life Park (Bus cancelled on Tuesdays)
  • 23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park
  • 24 Upper Aina Haina
  • E CountryExpress! Waikiki
  • 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park

On Kalia Road, Saratoga Road or Kuhio Avenue heading in the Diamond Head direction, board either 8, 19, 20, 23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. Also along Kuhio Avenue, you may board the 4 University-Waikiki or the 22 Hawaii Kai-Hanauma Bay-Sea Life Park (Bus cancelled on Tuesdays). Ride any of these buses to Monsarrat Avenue, opposite the zoo entrance. Route 2 will take you to Kapahulu/Kuhio.

Bus to Return:

  • 4 Nuuanu Dowsett or 4 Nuuanu Pauoa
  • 8 Ala Moana Center
  • 19 Airport-Hickam
  • 20 Airport-Pearlridge
  • 42 Ewa Beach
  • E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach

To return, board the 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport-Pearlridge, 42 Ewa Beach, E CountryExpress ! Ewa 4 Nuuanu-Dowsett on Monsarrat Avenue. Buses run about 5-10 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 10-15 minutes.

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens  Link to Destination

45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe
(808) 233-7323


Bus to Board:

  • 55 Kaneohe-Circle Isle

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport- Pearlridge, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 24 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 42 Ewa Beach or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach and ride to the Ala Moana Center. Transfer to 55 Kaneohe-Circle Isle and ride to Kamehameha Hwy and Luluku Road, where you must make a one and a half mile walk to Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens.

Bus to Return:

  • 55 Honolulu-Ala Moana

To return, board the 55 Honolulu-Ala Moana bus and ride to Kona Street in the Ala Moana Center. Transfer to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. Buses to and from Waikiki run frequently. The 55 bus runs every 30 minutes with limited evening service.

Approximate travel time is 1 hour.


Koko Crater Botanical Garden  Link to Destination

Kokonani Street, Koko Crater
(808) 522-7063


Bus to Board:

  • 23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park

From Kalia Road, Saratoga Road or Kuhio Avenue heading in the Diamond Head direction, you may board the 23 Hawaii Kai-Sea Life Park bus. Ride the bus to Kealahou street and alight by the Koko Crater Stables sign. Walk through the access road into the crater and pass the stables (outer
crater) to the inner crater where the garden is located.

Bus to Return:

  • 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana

To return, walk back out to Kealahou street and board 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana. The 23 runs 30 minutes to an hour apart on weekdays and once an hour on weekends and holidays.

Approximate travel time is one hour.


Lyon Arboretum  Link to Destination

3860 Manoa Road
(808) 988-0456 or 988-0464


Bus to Board:

  • 5 Manoa Valley

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center and ride to Kona Street in the Ala Moana Center. Transfer at the center to 5 Manoa Valley. Ride to the terminus at Kumuone Street and Manoa Road. Walk up Manoa Road to Lyon Arboretum (3/4 mile walk) and to the trail which leads you to Manoa Falls.


Bus to Return:

  • 5 Ala Moana Center

To return, walk back to the terminus at Kumuone Street and take the 5 back to the Ala Moana Center. Transfer on Kona Street to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels.The 5 runs 20-50 minutes apart. The 8, 19 and 20 run about 10 minutes apart.


Approximate travel time is 45 minutes.
Manoa Heritage Center Link to Destination

3859 Manoa Road
(808) 988-1287


Bus to Board:

  • 5 Manoa Valley

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from
Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center and ride to Kona Street in the Ala Moana Center. Transfer at the center to 5 Manoa Valley. Ride to Oahu Avenue and Halelena Street. Cross Oahu Avenue and walk along Cooper Rd to Manoa Road. Walk about a block to the Manoa Heritage Center.

Bus to Return:

  • 5 Ala Moana Center

To return, walk from Manoa Road and along Cooper Road to the bus stop on Oahu Avenue. Board 5 Ala Moana Center. Transfer on Kona Street to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. Route 5 runs 20-50 minutes apart. Routes 8, 19 and 20 run about 10 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is 40 minutes.

Moanalua Gardens  Link to Destination

(808) 839-5334

Bus to Board:

  • 3 Salt Lake

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport- Pearlridge to Alakea & King or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach to Hotel & Alakea. Transfer on Hotel Street to 3 Salt Lake and alight on Kaua Street or Hotel fronting Buckner Gate of Fort Shafter. Walk along the sidewalk heading onto the freeway. Moanalua Gardens will be on your right.

You may also choose to take 2 School Street-Middle Street, 13 Liliha-Puunui Avenue, B CityExpress! School-Middle or 42 Ewa Beach to Beretania and Punchbowl streets and transfer there to 3 Salt Lake.

Bus to Return:
  • 31 Airport

To return, walk to the bus stop on Ala Mahamoe Street at Ala Amoamo Street and take the 31 Airport bus. Ride to to the Kalihi Transit Center and transfer to 2 Waikiki-Kapiolani Park or Route B - CityExpress!. You may also choose to ride 31 Airport bus to Nimitz and Kakoi, cross Nimitz Hw and change to 19, 20 or 42 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. The 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, E and 42 buses run frequently. 2 and 13 run about every 10 minutes. The 3 runs about 20 minutes apart. The 31 runs about one hour and 20 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is one hour and 10 minutes.



Wahiawa Botanical Garden  Link to Destination

1396 California Avenue, Wahiawa
(808) 621-7321


Bus to Board:

  • 62 Wahiawa Heights

On Kuhio Avenue, Saratoga Road or Kalia Road heading away from Diamond Head, board 8 Ala Moana Center, 19 Airport-Hickam, 20 Airport- Pearlridge, 23 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 24 Waikiki-Ala Moana, 42 Ewa Beach or E CountryExpress! Ewa Beach and ride to the Ala Moana Center. Transfer at the center to 62 Wahiawa Heights and ride to California and Nanea avenues.

Bus to Return:

  • 62 Honolulu-Ala Moana
To return, board the 62 Honolulu-Ala Moana and ride to Kona Street in the Ala Moana Center. Transfer to 8, 19 or 20 Waikiki Beach and Hotels. The 8, 19, 20, 23, 24, 42 and E run frequently.The 62 runs 30 minutes apart.

Approximate travel time is one hour and 45 minutes.

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