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Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 638-7766
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Parks, Waterfalls, Valleys, Gardens
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The walk up to waterfall is pleasant enough, through lots of trees, on an easy path. It took a casual stroll of about 30 minutes, or so, to reach the waterfall at the top. We did not intend to swim there, so after watching people enjoying the pool at the waterfall for a while, we headed back. Other than trees,... More

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San Antonio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We were driving back from the North Shore and discovered this place. There's a tram (pay the $'s) that takes you up to the waterfall. The pathway into the water is definitely rocky, but it's a waterfall! Stunning vegetation as the place used to be a botanical gardens.

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Richardson, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Waimea Valley does a great job of merging garden aesthetics with the raw and rugged beauty of nature. You'll see exotic vegetation from all around the Pacific all carefully maintained and preserved here. The park is full of all kinds of birds too -- from bee-sized hummingbirds to majestic peacocks. If you're at the North Shore and looking to stay... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Wow! What a flower-fest! This was my second visit to Waimea, and it delighted yet again! I visited on a scorching hot day - with a wonderful breeze skipping through the abundant leaf-scape - and thoroughly enjoyed my walk up to the waterfall. The trail marker advised that it would take 30 minutes to get to the waterfall, but if... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

beautiful and breath taking - we were able to swim in the waterfall which was lovely and the surroundings were lovely. sad we didn't get to spend more time in this lovely place

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Beijing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

All nice and interesting in this short walk. Trees, shrubs and flowers all very nice and interesting. Birds specially interesting with the bird guide you receive at the entrance and for once most of specimen were actually seen! The walk itself is easy and nice with some historical remnants of early village and the end of the walk is greeted... More

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Boston
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Come when it opens, 9 am. So you can park close and get a dry life vest, which everyone must wear at water fall. Worth the entry fee, $15 per, to support this fantastic Botanical Garden. most people walk straight to waterfall and then out, but take time to meander through ALL of the side paths. Very well done.

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toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

it is really beautiful place to have a short, relaxing stroll that leads to waterfall. Waterfall was not that spectacular but the garden alone is worth the time . It really feels like being in the middle of rainforest, so tropical , lush and peaceful.

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Las Vegas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My son suggested we go to Waimea Falls and I'm so glad we went. The walk up was beautiful and took only about 20-30 minutes. The waterfall isn't big but still beautiful and the kids and I had a great time swimming. A huge plus is that life guards are on duty and everyone has to wear life jackets.

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sao paulo, brazil
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149 reviews 149 reviews
25 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Waimea Valley park is gorgeous. The trail leads to a waterfall. Although this waterfall could not be compared to some found in Hana Highway (Maui), it was great fun. Not to be missed.

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