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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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Lindon, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our family had a very good time visiting the Waimea Valley. The awesome trees and vegetation and flowers provided an unparalleled experience. The hike up to the waterfall takes a while, and it is a good idea to carry a bottle of water with you, but it is absolutely worth the hike! Due to the lush vegetation and mountainous setting,... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did this visit as part of a package tour so didn't work out too expensive (Surf Bus tour from Waikiki). The surrounding area is beautiful and the waterfall is great - we were disappointed as due to high water levels we weren't allowed to swim in it but never mind. We also visited the Bonsai Pipeline, Haliewa and did... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is basically a 30 minute return walk to see a small waterfall, and at USD15 per adult, it is also an expensive one. The path itself is all paved, a few inclines here and there but nothing too demanding, and for those with mobility concerns, there is a golf-buggy shuttle service on offer at USD5 one-way or USD8 return.... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hike up to the waterfall is on a paved trail and is fairly easy. You can swim in the pool near the falls (with a life jacket). The gardens are beautiful with many different plants, flowers, and trees that are well marked and described. It is a very peaceful area. There are native Hawaiian along the way to explain... More

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Athens, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A natural reserve on the north shore of Oahu. It is not easy to get there, only if you rent a car. As you walk towards the waterfall you can enjoy rare flowers and trees from Hawaii and other places in the world. You can either take a swim at the waterfall or go back to the beach. We left... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The botanical gardens are beautiful. Wonderful and unusual flowers, plants and trees as well as birds. Walk to the falls was long and it was hot that day. Falls were a little disappointing, but you were allowed to swim there if you wanted.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Situated on the quiet side of the island this is a little treasure for those of you that believe that entertainment does not have to have batteries. Beautiful flora and well annotated so you know what you are looking at. A gentle walk with something different every few yards and then a natural waterfall that you can actually interact with... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful gardens. Most of the people there were running to the waterfall while we took our time strolling through all the gardens. It took about 4 hours and they are absolutely beautiful. Waimea valley has started a summer concert series and I went to watch Jerry Santos, Brother Noland and Led Kaapana in June. Laying under the Monkey Pod Tree... More

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AL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a beautiful park with a great waterfall. You can even go swimming at the base. They have a trolly that will take you up for $5 each. But walk down, it is a easy trip

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Los Angeles, California
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38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great stroll thru lush gardens on an easy stroll that is stroller or wheel chair accessible. Well marked paths lead you by marked plants. Waterfall power depends on time of year and so does ability to swim in pond at the end. Fun!

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