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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808 875 1582
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Boardwalk is a nice change of pace

Stopped at this "Boardwalk" for a nice change of pace, on our way to Lahaina. Glad the day wasn't hot or this might of been stifling but there was a nice temperature drop from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped at this "Boardwalk" for a nice change of pace, on our way to Lahaina. Glad the day wasn't hot or this might of been stifling but there was a nice temperature drop from the day before. The wildlife was abounding this day. I wish I had a better camera to catch them, but I didn't.

Thank fizzy8521
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are two sections to this sanctuary. One is a boardwalk between ponds and th ocean, the other is by a series of ponds by the Visitor Center. First the boardwalk: this was a great area with good signage, lots of variety of birds, and beautiful scenery even if you are not interested in birds. However there's only room for... More 

Thank Susan N
Bend, Oregon
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went early because we thought the birds might be more active. There was construction work occurring so we only got to walk about 2/3 of the way. There was lots of great information to read and there were a couple of interesting birds. If you drive by, stop in.

Thank Sally B
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

But bring a binocular to see birds in better details. They are closing certain sections due to construction. You can also go walk the beach and hang out there. It's probably too boring for kids.

Thank Hung T
Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bid sanctuary is conveniently located just near the north part of Kihei. There are 2 entrances to the sanctuary, one entered via the highway to the east with. A visitor center. Was closed on a Saturday in February when we visited?? Isn't this high season? This area is less developed as there are no boardwalks and small dug out... More 

Thank MetroVanMichael
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kelia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is currently being updated. The walkways are being replaced but that does not interfere with visiting the venue. Plan on a hour (or two hours if you read all the signage) for your visit. We had a lovely time walking and looking at all the birds and water fowl.

Thank ADolores
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful and scenic place not to far from Kihei & Kahului. There is a pedestrian walkway where visitors can take a nice quiet stroll and enjoy the breathtaking views. The walkway was made out of recycled materials. There is limited parking in the lot especially on weekends.

Thank lancer808
Rice MN
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour or so here before heading to the airport. This wetland park is home to several birds and fishes. The Hawksbill turtle comes to the beaches here to lay eggs in the spring.

Thank kc1030
New York City, New York
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256 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small parking lot on the Kihei Road from Maalea Harbor to Kihei leads to a long boardwalk over the Kealia Pond. There are many informational display signs and you are only feet from Sugar Beach over the dunes. Interesting fish to watch and birds to see close up. Great for kids and does not take long. It makes you... More 

Thank Douglas T
central pennsylvania
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice boardwalk around ponds; access from boardwalk to beach. Protected dune areas for turtle nesting. Coots, stilts , black crowned night herons at mid day. Good interpretive signs. Parking along highway not so great.

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