No trip to the North Shore could be complete without a stop at the Macadamia Nut Farm outlet. For the last 10 years visitors have been treated to everything Macadamia at this fun store near Kualoa Ranch on Kameameaha Hughway. Everything you can imagine and more made with Macadamia can be found here and all of the items are grown locally on Ohau. Tropical Farms. Located on Oahu’s windward coast, this family-run operation has been delighting visitors since 1987. As you drive along the Kamehameha Highway, lush macadamia orchards unfold before you, painting the landscape in shades of green.
Step inside the welcoming country store, and the aroma of roasted nuts instantly awakens your senses. Sample a rainbow of flavors, from classic honey-roasted to the more adventurous Maui onion and sriracha garlic. Don’t miss their signature Kona coffee, perfectly paired with the macadamia’s buttery richness.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Take a self-guided tour through the orchards, learning about the fascinating journey of the macadamia nut, from blossom to buttery bite. You can even try your hand at cracking open a nut yourself – a satisfyingly primal experience!
One of my favorites is the macadamia nut Kona Coffee . The aroma from this brew fills the farm and you can get free samples to try. Other favorites I enjoy are the various Macadamia nut butters and chocolates which are really totally addictive!
More than just a delicious detour, Tropical Farms is a window into the soul of Hawaii. Witness the deep connection between the land and the people, how these precious nuts have sustained communities for generations. See the dedication of local farmers who nurture the orchards with aloha, ensuring a sustainable future for this island treasure.
Your Tropical Farms Playbook:
- Pack comfy shoes for orchard strolling.
- Cash is king for tipping your friendly tour guides.
- Stock up on macadamia nut loot – they’re the ultimate (and delicious) souvenirs!
- Sunscreen and hydration are your BFFs – the Hawaiian sun can be a sneaky friend.
So, ditch the guidebooks and follow your nose (and taste buds) to Tropical Farms. It’s more than just a macadamia nut farm; it’s a portal to paradise, a symphony of flavors, and a story you’ll be telling for years to come. Mahalo for joining me on this delicious journey! Now, go forth and crack open the magic of Oahu’s macadamia wonderland.
Bonus Tip: If you have some time, be sure to check out the fresh macadamia nuts from the tree located at the back of the store. You can crack them open and sample the taste of fresh mac nuts right from the tree. Be careful though, when you break them open the local roosters may get to the nuts before you do!!
Hours of operation are:
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week
49-227A Kamehameha Hwy
Kaaawa HI 96744