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

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Beach walk stop

This is a favorite stop each morning on my beach walk between Maalaea and Kiheii. Always many interesting wading birds who stare at us like we are the big attraction. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Ann C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a favorite stop each morning on my beach walk between Maalaea and Kiheii. Always many interesting wading birds who stare at us like we are the big attraction. Very simply yet so well preserved.

Thank Ann C
Central Arizona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Visited in October of 2014 what a waste of time...not much to see. most of the birds were gone and too many bugs flying around trying to bite you. Save your time and go to the beach.

Thank ksholguin6
Manalapan, New Jersey
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266 reviews
131 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We enjoy birds and nature, this is a great nature refuge. Be sure to go into the gated part to see some of the best birds in the ponds. We were disappointed the visitor center was closed, hope it reopens soon.

Thank Proclaimer1
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Brad S
Provo, Utah
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank Ajack2015
Tampa, Florida
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332 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
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 

Thank Radeksgrl
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2 reviews
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 

Thank MauiDanny
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

Thank maggiewest
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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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.

Thank TravelReviews411

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