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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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Anyone who thinks these gardens are impressive is not a gardener or indeed someone who enjoys the beauty of plant life. I think we saw perhaps two flowers in the whole place. Everything was dead and uncared for. Incredibly disappointing for a steep $15 each. This is clearly aimed at tourist groups who want to swim in the 'pond'. Save... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We arrived too early for out underwater adventure so we hit up this sweet spot. The grounds are awesome, so plus and green. The waterfall was cool. Be sure to allow plenty of time to explore this amazing place.

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Webster, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked the length of the path from the visitor's entrance to the waterfall at the end of the valley and took numerous side paths. There is a bird identification guide at the start of the trail, take a picture of it to help yo along the way. The flowers were all beautiful, and the birds plenty, lizards were visible... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Take time to smell the flowers and read the signs. Each section of this beautiful garden has a zone in which plants grow from many locations outside of Hawaii. You'll want to take photos of them as they are wonderful to remember. The hike to the waterfall is uphill for a part of the trip, so take water and avoid... More

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San Jose, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As many say do not just walk straight to the waterfall and then back, there are loads of side tracks that you can explore that take you to all different plants and trees. We spent hours just walking through all these paths and then took a dip in the falls, which was fun. Also we ate at the cafe which... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have to admit I am a plant nerd. I love plants. My husband and I recently moved to Oahu and ever since I've slowly been collecting plants important to Polynesian culture. I have not done anything touristy since living here and now that my mom is visiting I am doing a bunch of them. The falls to be honest... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Hiking to a waterfall was on the list of things to do & Waimea Valley is the easiest hike, 3/4 of a mile and a tram available for a small fee if you can't make it. The valley is so lush and astounding, with a myriad of trees, flowers and fruits. There are cultural experts along the path highlighting different... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Waimea Valley is an untouched bit of paradise. The tropical plants and flowers are worth the trip. If you walk to the falls, be aware you can swim but have to have proper clothing (bathing suits). It is about a 3/4 mile walk through the paths to the falls and there will be tourists in your pictures of the falls.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great paths, very accessible. Nice swim with waterfall, rock pool at the end. Very nice 1.5mi walk, with extra trails if you like.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not so much intérest in the waterfall itself, but very nice walk in the valley, wonderful trees, flowers, birds. Kids really liked it also, had fun to look for each birds of the brochure. Peaceful atmosphère to change from surf and Beach.

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