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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: (808) 638-7766
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Beautiful and able to breathe in the fragrance of the island.

Landscape and foliage. it was very pretty, and laid back experience, and getting to enjoy the beauty of the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Yelm, Washington
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Yelm, Washington
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Landscape and foliage. it was very pretty, and laid back experience, and getting to enjoy the beauty of the island.

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This was main place I wanted to see on North Shore of Oahu, and after long traffic jam to get there (everybody surfing and parking on roads) we were able to enjoy 3 hrs there, using shuttle ($4) to ride up to waterfall and walk back through profusion of trees, and flowers, with so many interesting birds as well. Bit... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The park is really nice laid out with lots of side trails to explore to see different plants. There’s a good section with a traditional Hawaiian Village and even a section where you can play old Hawaiian games with wooden darts and chessboards. Make sure you bring your swim suit and towel, because you can swim in the waterfall pool.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem of a place whilst looking for Waimea Bay & I'm so pleased we did. You feel like you're walking through a tropical paradise of greenery. There are endangered plants & trees and trees that can kill you and then at the end there is a lovely waterfall where you can swim in the pool at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Gives a glimpse to what Hawaii used to look like, history of this place important and a pretty easy walk. Waterfall pool really cold and very deep.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spend a day in Waimea Valley exploring authentic archeological sites and rare, endangered species of plants ending with a dip in the cold waters of Waimea Falls. The hike through the valley can be as strenuous as you want. If you have mobility issues, there is a tram that will take you through up the valley through the beautiful tropical... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was a little bit pricey to get in (around 60 bucks for a family of four), but we figured the waterfall would be worth it at the end. It wasn't. Was much smaller than we expected, and the water was brown, not clear as we had envisioned. The reason given was "the rich volcanic soil", which is probably true,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Many people go here to swim in the falls at the top of the trail, but we really went for the walk and scenery. It feels like you are in Jurassic Park and a t-rex could walk out any moment! The kids loved all the side trails and especially the shaved ice at the bottom.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were driving past the valley on our final journey back to Honolulu and decided to drop into the valley and look at the falls. I was a bit ignorant of what to expect and thought it was just a walk through the valley to the falls. But no. You get to walk through an abundance of vegetation that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 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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