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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 18086387766
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Experience Hawaiʻiʻs Living Culture in Waimea Valley, deeply rooted in...

Experience Hawaiʻiʻs Living Culture in Waimea Valley, deeply rooted in authentic Hawaiian History, Culture, Spirituality and Tradition. Waimea Valley is a world apart from Waikiki, be in the quiet of nature, beautiful flowers, rare plants, cultural sites and a beautiful waterfall for swimming.

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Nice Walk. Fun special day.

We heard there was a restaurant at Waimea Valley (the restaurant will be discussed in a different review), so we headed here from our vacation rental (only a few miles away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Glendive, Montana

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Glendive, Montana
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269 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard there was a restaurant at Waimea Valley (the restaurant will be discussed in a different review), so we headed here from our vacation rental (only a few miles away) bright and early only to find out the restaurant does not open for breakfast. In fact, finding breakfast anywhere on the North Shore is a challenge. Anyway, a person... More 

Thank surfercharlie
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing resource to Oahu. The grounds are stunning. The staff are professional. The restaurant and bar were top shelf. I can't recommend this amazing valley enough.

Thank Brett C
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful park like area. Thursday afternoons they host a farmers market with live music, food, drink, veggie and ware vendors. The centre sells local beer to go with your purchases. The gardens are beautiful and free to browse. If you want to see the falls they charge an admission fee. Amazing monkey pod trees and information about the valleys history.... More 

Thank 111Rolo
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a walk up this lovely valley mid morning. Didn't have our swim suits so unable to take a dip but wasn't really concerned. Interesting looking at historical sites & listening to bird calls. Well worth the walk. Very pretty spot

Thank Dizzi57
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great family hike to a beautiful falls where the kids (and adults) can swim. You must wear a life jacket. The hike is a gentle slope on paved trails, with a number of side trails. The trees are beautiful. There could be a few more flowers. There is a trolley to the falls if you cannot hike,... More 

Thank BobZeeland
Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waimea Valley is a gorgeous and easy walk. We took our time and spent hours there. It's a nice escape from the concrete of Waikiki. My kids especially enjoyed trying to spot all of the birds listed on the information map they gave. Wear sunscreen and bug repellent!

Thank Anna E
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to spend a few hours! Loved walking through and learning about the different flowers and plant life . The best part is the waterfall and the waterfall pool at the end. So pretty. Be sure to wear your bathing suit so you can swim in that waterfall pool after the 3/4 mile walk. It is so worth it!... More 

Thank Theresa M
Weston, Florida
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455 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to Sunset Beach and just discovered Waimea Valley. It is a very beautiful valley that is very important in Hawaiian culture and history. It is also important to note that the terrific waterfall was featured in "Lost" and you can imagine seeing the "smoke monster" in the dense vegetation! It is an easy 3/4 of a mile... More 

Thank Pomerols
Westminster, Colorado
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our drive around the North Shore. The entrance fee of $16 is rather expensive for a nature walk. We enjoyed walking around the exhibits and reading the informative signs. It was a peaceful and quiet walk to the falls which were nice but not overly impressive. The gift shop was small but had some books and... More 

Thank Mark1952
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, if you are a nature lover, you MUST visit . This place is so very beautiful and magical. The trees are breathtaking and there are so many beautiful flowers and interesting plants to enjoy! Plants that I have never seen before anywhere! A botanical dream! Many previous reviewers don't appreciate this amazing jungle garden. They think it's all... More 

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