There are so many things to see and do at Dole Plantation!
Did you know that the Dole Plantation originally started as a fruit stand in 1950, then they opened to the public as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989.
Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year - so why not join in!
You might want to start off with an adventure through the Guinness World Records world’s largest maze (winning that title in 2008!)
This is always so much fun for kids as 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, at Dole Plantation you might want to take a ride on the Pineapple Express train. This two-mile, 20-minute fully narrated train tour is both educational and informative and perfect for the whole family. 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! (He's pretty important!)
Then, why not take a stroll through the Plantation Garden Tour? As you wander through the eight different mini-gardens, you’ll be able to get an up-close view of the plants that are the source of coffee and exotic fruit, thorugh to colorful cacao pods used to make Waialua’s signature single-estate chocolate!
Finally, a trip to Dole Plantation wouldn’t be complete without a cool, refreshing, world-famous Dole Whip. Yum!
Don't forget to stop in the country store for a refreshment or a bite to eat, before finding that perfect gift for friends or family, as well as other unique Hawaii gifts.
History, beautiful scenery and educational experiences all rolled into one at the Dole Plantation!
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.Get directions
Tours from $7.75
Tours from $7 (Ages 4 to 12)
4 years when with an adult
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.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and may be purchased upon arrival at either the Train or Maze Ticket Booths.
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.
At student rates, they welcome school children ages 4–17, church youth groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, and student sports teams. Student rates apply to Hawai‘i residents only.
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.
They do not have wheelchairs available, however, guests are welcome to bring their own wheelchair / mobile chair. Please note that their Train and Garden attractions are wheelchair accessible, however, the Maze attraction consists of gravel pathways which may be difficult to maneuver with a wheelchair.
There is no admission to enter the Visitor Center. The only admission is for the 3 Attractions (train, maze, garden).