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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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Boardwalk Section Better than main Pond

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Mesquite, Nevada
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Mesquite, Nevada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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83 helpful votes 83 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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Saskatchewan, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A nice stroll along the boardwalk through the sanctuary. Saw lots of birds. Signage is frequent and very informative. Walked to the end then walked back along the beach and watched kite surfers.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are actually two locations where visitors and residents can visit the Kealia Pond Refuge area. One is close to North Kihei Road, between the road and the beach. It provides a boardwalk that facilitates access and enables viewing of the pond without intrusion on the sensitive wetland. The other area has a visitor centre and is accessed off the... More 

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