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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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This was a great walk and we saw lots of fish and different kinds of birds Talked to the Conservation Officer and he was very knowledgeable and friendly then we cut thru one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great walk and we saw lots of fish and different kinds of birds Talked to the Conservation Officer and he was very knowledgeable and friendly then we cut thru one of the openings and had a nice walk on the beach

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to observe wildlife on Maui. Downside - only open Monday - Friday. Otherwise, the best viewing is from the boardwalk and you can only enter and exit this location from a certain location/direction on the adjacent road. Not very convenient.

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Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So... There isn't a series of nature trails or anything but there is a boardwalk and you can view the pond and the different aquatic birds like stilts. Nice place to stop for photographers and nature lovers.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Seems no matter how beautiful a park or place on Maui, it is not far and usually within sight of a freeway or highway. This Refuge is peaceful, the little beach, adequate for a sunning or a snorkel, the wildlife ponds attract beautiful birds, but the highway is just a few yards away... which seems to be the case with... More 

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Canyon Lake, California
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a great opportunity to view some animals in their natural habitat. We saw and beautiful birds up close on a fun trail then walked back down the beach and saw even more. I would recommend doing this fun free activity with or without kids.

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Fletchers Lake, NS
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a wonderful short walk where you can see birds in their native habitat. There is also access to the beach from the boardwalk. Enjoyed it very much.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There's a nice boardwalk along the beach/marsh field. You can see some egrets and small fish. Other than that there aren't too much to see. You can get off the boardwalk and walk along the beach if you want. It might be a nice secluded place to watch the sunset, though. Limited parking.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Easy access, lots of parking Wildlife-birds, fish, etc Raised wooden walkway makes the visit unique and very comfortable Lots of areas to sit and there is a covered area with a table to enjoy snacks or just gazing

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Whitehorse, Canada
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a great opportunity to view some indigenous birds. Immediately we saw numerous unique and beautiful birds up close and in a natural habitat.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The visitor center was closed when we came. There really wasn't much to see here and we turned around pretty quickly. I would not recommend stopping here.

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Additional Information about Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808 875 1582
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kihei
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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