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Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 638-7766
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Gardens, Parks, Valleys, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have spent 12 days on the North Shore of Oahu. We went to Waimea Valley 3 times. We were to have a guided hike the first time we went but, that didn't happen. We were given complementary passes due to the confusion with the hike. We spent 3 hours just walking through the valley taking pictures of all the... More

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We pulled in while up on the North Shore and don't regret it one bit. I wish I had known that you can swim at the water fall, so bring one along. The walk to the water fall is about 3/4 of a mile and its just as beautiful as can be. Every kind of plant is along your walk.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place takes your breath away, plan for at least two hours of your time. There is a falls in the back they let you swim up to that is fun.

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Henderson, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have been to Waimea Valley before and the water fall was barely flowing. This year Hurricane Ana swamped the island with water and made the water fall here amazing.

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I am a travel agent at Travel Haus located in St. Louis, MO, and I visited Waimea Valley as part of a business trip. The staff sang a beautiful song as part of a ritual before entering the sacred Botanical gardens. I enjoyed the cultural influences at Waimea Valley, and throughout the island. We walked a long paved road, eventually... More

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Milan, Italy
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139 reviews 139 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I will admit, maybe I am spoiled and have seen some amazing waterfalls, but we were bitterly disappointed by the waterfall and swimming hole that was offered at the Waimea Valley. At USD15 per adult entry price, we definitely felt short-changed when we got the to waterfall and chose to not swim because of the colour of the water and... More

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Haleiwa, Hawaii
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

been going here since i was a baby and it never gets old. beautiful waterfall and always feels so great to swim under the falls. pretty trees and flowers for the peaceful walk through the valley. love it

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My first trip to Hawaii and I was on crutches so this was one of the only places I could take my rented scooter. THANKS for being handicap friendly on your trails; outdoor reception/museum area and in your restrooms. The only limitations I experienced was being able to go off the main pathway onto the smaller paths that led around... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I honestly don't know what the big deal is, I expected a grand waterfall, but instead got a little creek. Plus, it was $15 admission per person just to be disappointed. There weren't any great photo opportunities either. Won't be going back again.

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Latonia, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you want to take the paths to see the plants and be in the jungle by the streams, bug spray is an absolute must. I sprayed before we went into the park and Mosquitos were literally still landing on me looking for a meal. You will want to take these paths and search for plants and wildlife. If you... More

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