Where are we going today?
There are lots of things to see and do at Dole Plantation. Start off with an adventure through the 2008 Guinness World Records world’s largest maze. The center of the maze is in the shape of a huge pineapple.
Prizes are awarded to those who find the eight secret stations on their trip through the maze in the fastest time. Next, take a ride on the Pineapple Express train. This two-mile, 20-minute fully narrated train tour is both educational and informative. Along the route, you’ll learn about the history of pineapple and hear the story of James Dole, who pioneered the pineapple industry in Hawaii. Then, take a stroll through the Plantation Garden Tour.
As you wander through the eight different mini-gardens, you’ll get an up-close view of the plants that are the source of tropical delights from coffee to exotic fruit to colorful cacao pods, used to make Waialua’s signature single-estate chocolate. Finally, a trip to Dole Plantation just wouldn’t be complete without a cool, refreshing, world-famous Dole Whip.
Stop in the country store for a refreshment or a bite to eat, then find that perfect gift for friends or family among the wide selection of fine local edibles, from single-estate Waialua chocolate to island spice mixes and fresh pineapple, as well as other unique Hawaii gifts.
Cafe features an assortment of burgers, sandwiches and meals, featuring island favorites such as the Kalua Pork Quesadilla, Island Fish Taco, Loco Moco (grilled homemade ground beef patty on a bed of steamed rice smothered with brown gravy and topped with a fried egg), Plantation Stir Fry, North Shore Shrimp Linguini Pasta, and Plantation Chili Taro Bowl. The dessert menu is extensive and includes the world-famous Dole Whip.
Healthy Eating Options
Cafe menu includes an assortment of salads and healthy favorites, including the Macadamia Nut Pesto Chicken, skinless boneless chicken thighs marinated in our house made macadamia nut pesto and grilled to perfection. The Plantation Garden Panini, herb marinated grilled eggplant and zucchini, roasted red peppers, Portobello mushrooms, vine ripened tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese, drizzled with garlic basil aioli and served on a toasted French baguette.
Can I have one of those?
The country store features a wide selection of made-in-Hawaii souvenirs and food items, including coffees, teas, chocolates, jams, dressings, chips, candies and nuts.
Are we there yet?
To get to Dole Plantation from Waikiki, take H1 west to H2 north. Continue to Kamehameha Highway (99). Dole Plantation is located at 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway, approximately 40 minutes from Waikiki and 10 minutes to Haleiwa and the North Shore.
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