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Kawai Nui Marsh

Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Kailua
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Kailua, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Endangered shearwaters nest in Kawainui marsh and the lights and noise from the marsh "fun" run was destructive. Please stay out of the marsh. Run and walk your dog elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Kailua Nite Run took us out into the marsh. It really is beautiful and the history of the area is well worth learning about.

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San juan capistrano
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What does one expect to see at a marsh? Well, a marsh. If that is what you are after, then the hot unshaded trail across it is for you. Wild life is in the farther reaches away from the trail, understandably, although there are occasional waterfowl. Hot! No shade! There are far more interesting places to visit on Oahu and... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The only real marsh left in Hawaii. The bird watching is fantastic. It's a really nice peaceful area. One I really love and recommend.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is an awesome place on the island of Oahu in Kailua. There is a huge restoration project underway and this is the largest wetland complex on the entire island. There are trails through parts of the marsh and important cultural features that can be discovered. On Quarry Road there is an upland forest restoration and trails that give you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Kawainui wetlands park and trail is a really pretty walk through a marsh of international importance. It gets hot if the sun is out, so take a little water to keep hydrated but make sure not to leave any trash behind. You might see coots, ducks, moorhens, stilts, egrets, and various small neighborhood birds such as myna birds, doves,... More

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Kaneohe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A historic marsh with plenty of wildlife, this marsh has numerous historic sites on its banks that remind us it was a revered area for the Hawaiians for centuries before WWII, and the establishment of Kaneohe Marine Corps Station--which rapidly changed the face of the Kaneohe-Kailua areas. An elevated walk way on top of a protective levy offers an easy... More

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I live nearby and walk here every week. It's a beautiful easy stroll. It's relaxing to look around at the beautiful mountains and wildlife.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Kawainui Marssh is a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and is not open to the public for recreation. Endangered native Hawaiian birds are protected here. It is NOT a tourist attraction nor a place for recreation....

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Kailua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is an easy walk which you can enjoy--walking on cement or gravel. Next to you is the marsh, the greenness and variety of greens are spectacular. You don't hear cars and loud music! You also don't hear the bicycles coming up behind you (which I wish weren't allowed at all). Ducks and other birds frequently pose for your camera.... More

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