Easter Island Botanic Garden

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The Tau Kiani Botanic Garden has become the new tourist attraction of Easter Island, thanks to the combination of the hand of man and the exuberant nature. Located a little away from the center of Hanga Roa, it covers an area of 5 thousand square meters and contains more than 1200 varieties of plants from all over the world.

The colorful vegetation floods the paths of the easter island botanic garden

The colorful vegetation floods the paths of the botanic garden

Its creator, Juan Carlos Poblete, began in 2009 the work of building the first private botanical garden on the island. His entrepreneurial spirit and good taste had already been demonstrated with the edition of the magazine O te Henua and other projects, but the task of building a garden of these characteristics was going to require a lot of effort, not a few difficulties and a lot of energy.

A path between different species of plants and trees Easter Island Botanic Garden

A path between different species of plants and trees

A few years later the result is in sight. Its objective is to try to reproduce and preserve the native flora of Polynesia, in addition to many other tropical species that find in this privileged climate the possibility of developing at its maximum expression.

Symbols, ponds and exotic flowers

Make Make half hidden between plants Easter Island Botanic Garden

Make Make half hidden between plants

The garden has a beautiful landscaped design made with woods and volcanic rocks characteristic of Easter Island. Between the plants, in strategic places, sometimes looking for surprise of the visitor, there are moai statues and sculptures in rock and wood that evoke the legends of the god Make Make or the Tangata Manu or birdman.

Log bridge located at the entrance of the easter island botanic garden

Log bridge located at the entrance of the garden

The walk through the garden is easy and undulating, through suggestive bridges made of logs, small stretches of stairs and paths with gentle ascents and descents that lead to viewpoints and terraces that allow to observe the landscape from different perspectives, enjoying it even more. It should be noted that the trails have ramps that facilitate movement to people with mobility problems.

A small pond with aquatic plants Easter Island Botanic Garden

A small pond with aquatic plants and a moai statue in the background

There are two small ponds, one of them with a waterfall of 10 meters of height,  that offer freshness and peace to the visitor. Every corner has been thought to the smallest detail, even in the bathrooms where some huge stones shelter beautiful plants that give them a unique air.

Tipanie Flower Easter Island Botanic Garden

Tipanie flowers

During the tour of the botanic garden it is possible to know up to seven varieties of bananas, fifty Hibiscus, different species of palm trees, avocado trees, guavas, and enjoy the beautiful flowers called Tipanie, which are one of the most characteristic images of the Easter Island.

How to get to Tau Kiani Botanic Garden

Van at the Botanic garden entrance

Van at the Botanic garden entrance

Due to its remote location of the center of Hanga Roa, the botanic garden has its own transport for visitors.

Attention hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00 h
Sunday: closed

Ticket value

General entry: $ 4000 (transfer included)

More information

Web site: www.taukiani.cl
Address: Arapiki s/n
Phone: +56322551655 | +56984781948
Call in advance to arrange the transfer

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