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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.
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Take the golf cart for 6 bucks if you don't want to walk!

The Botanical garden walk is amazing! So many different times of plants, historical Hawaiian sites and at the end you're treated to a waterfall you are able to swim at!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice place just watch out for the grumpy lady at the ticket booth. It seemed she was not too happy that we interrupted her gossiping with the 2 other ladies there. We were there after recent rainfalls. High Water runoff resulting in no swimming and fast brown water. The admission is still the same. The walk to the falls was... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Botanical garden walk is amazing! So many different times of plants, historical Hawaiian sites and at the end you're treated to a waterfall you are able to swim at!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The season we visited meant a lot of the plants were dried out and dying (August so no surprise) but it was a lovely and enjoyable botanical garden to walk around and still managed to capture many beautiful plants that were blooming. The lay out of the place was interesting to explore, especially if you have young children or a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best garden on O'ahu! About 5 miles east of Haleiwa on the North Shore. About 10 miles west of Kahuku on the Windward Coast. Open 9 am to 5 pm daily. A cornucopia of more than 5000 unique tropical plants from all over the worlld as well as Hawaii. In addition to many garden areas, there are also ancient habitation... More 

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

if you want to spend about $20 per person to walk up a big hill in sweltering heat - then this is the place for you. there is really not much to see. i've seen other gardens, including chicago botanic garden, blow this thing out of the water. the lagoon and waterfall is a small mudhole overloaded with locals. would... More 

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new york, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

we did this on our first day, when we were first adjusting to the time difference. it's lovely, easy walking, and an introduction to just how crowded it gets at waterfalls. nice gift shop too.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been here twice now and enjoyed it both times. We walked to the falls and took the shuttle back. Although both visits were in winter when most of the vegetation is not in bloom, there was still lots to see. The falls were beautiful, however, they were not spectacular to us as we live near what is called... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We timed our visit to coincide with the Thursday Farmers' Market. Not particularly large but a really good range of produce with food to eat there, clothing, jewellery as well as fresh garden produce. Plenty of opportunity to taste the offerings at many of the stalls.

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stunning botanical gardens and historical sites with a waterfall that you can swim in at the top of the trail. All very easy, paved trails with plenty of places to stop and take in the phenomenal plants and trees. Each section of the gardens is dedicated to a region or specific grouping. Native Hawaiian traditions and hand crafts are displayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had military pricing so $10 isn't too steep but $16 is overpriced. The waterfall ( the whole point of hiking) is full of people in life jackets with a line waiting to get in. Not very magical. It's lovely hike though.

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