The macadamia nut is native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. The first commercial orchard was planted in New South Wales by Rous Mill in the 1880’s. The macadamia nut was introduced to Hawaii in 1882 as a wind break for sugar cane by William Purvis, who was a manager at Pacific Sugar Mill on the Big Island. In the 1920’s the macadamia was planted as a commercial crop in Hawaii.
The orchard contains several fruit trees that include, mango, orange, guava, fig, passion fruit, bread fruit and avocado.