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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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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Coming from a resident of Maui since 1980, I used to come here before the boardwalk, when it was just mud flats. I still go there to take pictures of the birds. Around sunset is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This has raised platforms for walking along the pond..............there are birds there to enjoy, although talking with natives we found that winter is the best time for a visit.

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Provo, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Part of the reserve was closed. We didn't get out when we saw that it was closed. we did go over to the Board Walk and it was good. We saw three different birds and I got a few good pictures. It was a great walk, we took a walk along the beach as well.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There really isn't anything to see as you walk along this boardwalk. It is surrounded by marshes, I didn't see any fish in the water and the very few birds I did see flew away when I got within 50ft of them. Even on a quiet day, with no kids runnings up and down the boardwalk, the birds seemed very... More 

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Maui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Coming from a resident of Maui since 1980, I used to come here before the boardwalk, when it was just mud flats. I still go there to take pictures of the birds. Around sunset is a great time of day. Some days you get lucky and see quite a bit of action, (not much outside of birds). But, none the... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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