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Kona Cloud Forest

Kona Cloud Forest - Guided Walking Tours - Nature Sanctuary in Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Open today until 4:30 PM
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The further we move from Nature,
The less grounded we become…
Kelly Dunn
I believe many problems can be solved just by visiting Nature often. I ask many people that express they are stressed and not happy. I asked them how many hours a week do you visit a park, take a walk or just sit outside. ...

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Kona Cloud Forest - Hawaii
One of the few remaining cloud forests on Earth. The Kona Cloud Forest is the only cloud forest in the United States. Beginning elevation is 3,000 feet above sea level. One of the most unique ecosystems on Earth. There is an abundance of trees, plants and trees that ha...

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James Cameron Visits The Kona Cloud Forest!
In the photo: James Cameron and Kelly Dunn
Following our tour, James Cameron and I spoke for a few minutes at the entrance of the Kona Cloud Forest.
KD: Thanks for taking a tour of the Kona Cloud Forest today!
JC: It was excellent, some of the best dive...

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The Trees Breath, that's what you are viewing in the photo. Each morning the sun rises and begins to heat the leaves in the trees. Part of this process is called, Transpiration, the evaporation of moisture through the leaves. On most days the clouds appear from the trees until sunset. During the...

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In addition to be given the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor Ranks Kona Cloud Forest #9 out of 88 things to do in Kona! We thank everyone that has taken the time to post your reviews and spread the word. We have discovered that word-of-mouth has been our best advertising. Everyone here...

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The Brilliant Colors of the Eucalyptus Deglupta trees! The color of the Fall leaves seen around the world can be seen on the trunk of these trees. These are one of the fastest growing hardwood trees on Earth. They can grow 175 in 7 years. I spoke with the University of Hawai'i and it can now be s...

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TripAdvisor ranks Kona Cloud Forest - #12 Out Of 88 Things To Do in Kona, Hawaii !
Thank you for this wonderful rating! We work hard 7 days a week to provide one of the best walking tours in Hawai'i.
All tours by phone appointment only. Please call (808) 640-3888 to reserve your tour!

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Hawaiian Coral Hibiscus – I found these blooms hanging over the top of head today from a tall, gangly tree. A striking flower sprouting at the end of each branch. The technical name is Hibiscus Schizopetalus. This is a rare and endangered tree around the world. Its original origins are thought to...

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Marriage Proposal at the Kona Cloud Forest !!! - The tour was going along when all of a sudden we heard a scream. We turned around and the man was on his knee. She screamed that he just proposed to her for her hand in marriage! Everyone began to clap and cheer as he put the ring on her finger. He...

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a week ago
Kelly was an amazing guide on our walk thru the Kona Cloud Forest. We appreciated the walking sticks as they assisted in safely navigating the sometimes uneven footing that a natural environment provides. Kelly was a wealth of knowledge of the tree's, flowers, plants and history of Hawaii. Well worth the time and money. As a bonus Kelly took photo's along the way and then provided them on his Google drive to download as we wished. You won't regret taking this informative tour.
- Michelle L
2 weeks ago
This is literally a “hidden gem”. Kelly Dunn is a friendly and informative guide and the cloud Forest is beautiful and peaceful. As an unexpected and delightful added bonus, Kelly takes lots of pictures (no extra charge!) and loads them on his google drive for a special souvenir. One of my favorite activities so far on the Big Island!!
- Ruth L
2 months ago
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I planned my tour here. Although I love nature I’m not particularly into the different varieties of plants, trees, etc. however after visiting the cloud forest I gained a lot more respect for nature. Kelly is incredibly knowledgeable and it was so interesting to learn about the different species and origins of everything the cloud forest has to offer. Would definitely recommend! It was a great time !
- Lindsay M

Only Cloud Forest In The United States!

Kona Cloud Forest - Three Hour Guided Walking Tours 
$95.00 for Island Guests. We offer Island Residents, Military and Students special rates. All Tours Are By Phone Appointment Only - Call (808) 640-3888 to reserve your tour! 
If we do not answer the phone please leave your name, number of people in your group and potential date(s) you wish to have a tour. Most tours begin at 9 AM. If we do no answer we are on tours and/or working in the cloud forest. 
IF you do not hear back from us PLEASE call back or email us at
We are on a mountain and we do not always get great reception or proper connections. A representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

Google Rated 5 out of 5 stars
TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence

We are located 20 minutes from downtown Kona and 9.2 miles from the Kona International Airport.

NOTE: We cannot allow free-walking as we are a private sanctuary.
Tours presented by Painted Trees of Hawaii 509 (2)(A) Educational Non Profit in partnership with the Bezona Family Trust.

All charitable contributions are 100% Tax Deductible. After the tour we will email you a letter for your accounting records.

73-1865 Hao Street #3
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 640-3888


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73-1865 Hao Street #3
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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