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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, PO Box 1042, 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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Quick stop

This is a great place for a quick stop and walk around after a long day of adventures. It is peaceful and, of course like all of Maui, beautiful, but in its own unique way. Stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great place for a quick stop and walk around after a long day of adventures. It is peaceful and, of course like all of Maui, beautiful, but in its own unique way. Stop by as the sun starts to set and the view from the board walk are very surreal. Continue on to the beach and watch... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Came by here after doing some running and hiking in Kihei and Makena. Had never stopped off of the busy main road before but this clearly is an oasis of calm from Maui's busier spots. The visitor center was closed, which made this place seem even more secluded from the tourist hordes. We did a short walk after parking in... More 

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Mesquite, Nevada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There are two areas of the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge that one can visit. The main area (off Mokulele Hwy 311) includes a Visitor Center (closed when I was there). About ⅓ mile in from that parking lot is the main pond which is huge but you are only able to walk around a small section of smaller ponds... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Bring your binoculars for some great views of different shore birds and some migratory as well. Young kids may be bored, because the birds aren't that close to the boardwalk and there's nothing else for the kids to do.

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Ripon, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is a visitor center when you first enter. Do not miss this and do not miss taking your camera. After going through the visitor center drive out to the ponds. Watching the different species of birds is fun to do even if you do not know what kind they are. An added bonus is watching the planes coming in... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Liked the relaxed walkway, educational signs, clean and well kept area, and easy to find location designed to protect wildlife. Dislike the disrespect that some had for the 'No Pets' signs and let their dogs run wild. We enjoyed the comfortable walk and available rest areas.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Nice place to take a walk and check out and learn about the native birds. Take a camera with a long lens.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a well thought out nature walk. We thoroughly enjoyed it and its beautifully painted signs and pictures. We learned a lot about local bird life, sea creatures and exotic plants. Except for the end: where somehow the deck & benches burned, so it was roped off & very sad.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Bring a camera, bird watchers delight. Don't focus on just the board walk, move around, as there is more too see and the site is large compared to the focal boardwalk.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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79 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was happy to visit here and have to admit we ended up strolling onto the beach when we saw a path leading to it from the boardwalk. It was a great walk and we really enjoyed it. Next time, we'll check out the whole boardwalk.

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