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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 14 Attractions in Kihei
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Calgary AB
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went on the boardwalk near Sugar beach. Lovely view of A'eo birds, herons and nice interpretive signs. Perfect for sunset and something different with the kids. Bring binoculars!

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A lovely little wetland sanctuary on both sides of the road with a boardwalk for viewing. The best times would probably have been early morning or at dusk for vowing lots of birds but it was a most pleasant break.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This a small little area that we stopped by one afternoon. It was a nice change from constantly going to the beach

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Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stopped here on our way back from MOC to South Kihei. Easy access and parking. While we did not see many birds, the boardwalk was a very enjoyable walk. We went to the end of the boardwalk then came back along Sugar Beach. A pleasant 45 minute break with very few people.

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Vancouver, Canada
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215 reviews 215 reviews
68 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a nice boardwalk above the salt marsh. It extends for a few hundred yards ( meters) then you can cut over and walk along Sugar Beach. For bird watching, it all depends on weather and time of year. A nice place for a short break from driving. BUT, don't miss the other side of the pond. Just drive... More 

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Riverside, California
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555 reviews 555 reviews
168 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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72 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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