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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: (808) 638-7766
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
Visit Waimea Valley like an insider
Private Tour
$176*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
Small Group
$208*
and up
Small Group Tour: Waimea Valley Hike and Swim from Poipu
Top Rated
$359*
and up
Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from Oahu

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I decided to take my family here, and they weren't as excited as I thought they would be about it. But after we got to the hotel that night, they all said how much they enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Taylor P
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Beaverton
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Beaverton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I decided to take my family here, and they weren't as excited as I thought they would be about it. But after we got to the hotel that night, they all said how much they enjoyed it!! There is a quite expensive entrance fee, but it's so worth it! The grounds are absolutely stunning and well maintained. Among all the... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A friend of mine who comes to Oahu and the North Shore regularly says that he always visits Waimea Valley on his first day of his holiday in order to unwind and connect more deeply with Hawaii and its spirit and traditions. After visiting Waimea Valley myself, I absolutely understand! And if you're not into 'all that stuff' then it... More 

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ducka62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Waimea Valley, Falls and animals are beautiful. It is a short hike to the falls, but such a beautiful one. We loved the birds, plants, and other lizards we saw. Nice place for family to take in the scenic views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went on the trail up to the falls and it was so pretty! Nice paved trail, made pushing a stroller nice and easy! 4 year old was able to walk the whole way without complaining! Definitely worth it!

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This valley is beautiful and was viewed from above. Two steep cliffs line the valley to the sea. It was once inhabited by a thousand people but was washed away by a tsunami. Since then a few inhabitants have moved back with no electricity, running water, or sewage. The do not welcome tourists. Huge waterfalls tumble down from the giant... More 

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Lake Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were not expecting such beautiful botanical gardens! The falls were wonderful with the exception of swimmers in front of it much of the time. Patience will Get a natural swimmer free photo.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Family of 7 not only visited once but twice. First day most everything was closing & didn't have a chance to really experience so decided to come back next day & so glad we did. Plenty of beautiful plants/birds/waterfall. I would recommend getting the radio information handset, you'll learn a lot & places to go & see others won't. Also,... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was a nice walk... we really enjoyed it and would recommend We walked between 11:30 and 1:30pm. I recommend going in the morning as it was really hot. My daughter was invited to make a leaf bracelet along the way, which she really liked doing. The huge variety of trees and flowers were beautiful! We didn't swim at the... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice hike through native and introduced plants typical to Hawaii today with good signage to explain what you're looking at. Nice falls and swimming in the pool below falls at top of valley.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We decided to check this out on Saturday and we were so very glad we did. We walked around, enjoying the peace and quiet of the Waimea Valley. We checked out the waterfall and though we didn't swim, there were plenty of others doing so. If you are looking for a nice, peaceful walk through trees and gardens, this is... More 

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