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“Mark the Marsh” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kawai Nui Marsh

Kawai Nui Marsh
Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #18 of 31 things to do in Kailua
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“Mark the Marsh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Kawainui Marsh trail is actually part of the flood control efforts to protect Kailua. The "trail" is a walking path the follows the flood control wall. Don't expect to see a lot of wildlife near the trail, most of the birds probably prefer to inhabit the more central parts of the marsh that are away from humans and the trail.

Views of the Koolaus and all the greenery are the best part of the walk.

I highly recommended visiting the heiau which is part of the marsh and is being lovingly restored by local residents. It is quite an impressive monument to Hawaiian antiquities and the auwai (waterways) that feed the taro and banana patches can give you a real sense of how Hawaiians ingeniously conducted their farming.

Visited October 2011
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Vantaa, Finland
11 reviews 11 reviews
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“A quiet place, nice enough for a stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

Took a walk through the Kawai Nui Marsh, and found it pleasant enough. There really isn't that much to see, though, unless you're a hardcore nature boy or girl (a whole lot of weed/grass, one species of brown birds and some ducks). If you like walks in nature I'd recommend it as a place for your morning walk!

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Kissimmee, Fl
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“Serene, beautiful Marsh and Wildlife (Hidden Gem)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2008

Located in Kailua on the Windward side of the Oahu this is a hidden gem. Walk along the walkway and observe all sorts of birds and ducks. Quiet and peaceful in the early morning. The mountains in the background are truly added beauty. This is FREE and well worth the trip. Off the beaten path so map it out before you go.

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