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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, PO Box 1042, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808 875 1582
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Kihei
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Riverside, California
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168 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The refuge has a long boardwalk and several viewing areas. It seemed to be well set up for bird watching. I guess we got the wrong time of year as there were not many birds to view.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great wood decked walk along the ocean between Sugar Beach and Maalaea. Good parking. In North Kihei off N. Kihei Road. Very peaceful and calm. Great bird watching. hardly anyone there - you'll enjoy it.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an interesting short walk through wildlife sanctuary. Great for kids. Nice trail and boardwalk. Informative signs along the way.

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Burnaby, Canada
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58 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great place off the highway and a break from driving. Walk along the boardwalk and watch the birds find peace in this pond.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The boardwalk here is stunning, wide open space and the wildlife abundant. I do prefer morning, less heat and less wind - however this is such a beautiful place that I would go when I feel like it. The beach just over the dunes is beautiful as well. Highly recommend this place for a brief visit - commune with nature... More

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of aquatic birds but not really ready for visitors. The only good part is the newly built bathrooms. The trails are muddy and do not have any benches (1 bench at one end). This spot needs work before it is ready for people.

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a beautiful spot. its a great place to stop if you are driving to or from Lahina on your way to Wailea

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Makawao, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This attraction is basically a boardwalk over the pond/refuge, with lots of educational signs explaining what is going on. I went with friends, and we all enjoyed it. They actually went back a second time the next day while I was at work. It would be suitable for kids, and adults that like to learn.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lots of shorebirds, nice boardwalk, and great white sand beach, worth a stop for walk, picnic but on windy days the sand blows across the road and it can get hot mid day.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The Kealia refuge is a wonderful expanse of an unspoiled beach and a vast, protected wetland. Those of us who live on Maui are grateful for the unspoiled views from both the beach walk as well as from the refuge. Some visitors may expect more birds, but you have to put things in perspective. The Hawaiian Islands are thousands of... More

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