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Huleia National Wildlife Refuge

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit but I highly recommend you take a helicopter tour as there are only two roads and so much you can't see by only driving. Take hikes to see all the beauty.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian K
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We were fortunate to visit the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge which started on Kayaks from the Nawiliwili Harbour. We paddled the Huleia River about 4 kilometers, taking about an hour. Then we were taken on a short walk through part of the refuge where we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Breathtaking area with beautiful scenery. When you take the road to the Menehune Fish Ponds you are along side of the wildlife refuge and the best place to get an overview is from the Menehune Fishpond Overlook.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank csarchibald
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

or along the Hule'ia stream in a Kayak. It is closed to public visitation. Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1973 and is located in a valley between the Ha'upu range and along the Hule’ia River next to the Menehune Fish Pond. The refuge...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We drove through the refuge on the single lane road. It was nice but the trail was the highlight. We hiked up a very steep and often muddy trail. I would recommend you wear hiking shoes for traction. At http by the transmission lines you...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Darci V
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Before leaving Hanalei, we stopped briefly at the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge where we saw taro paddies and quite an impressive array of rare birds including Hawaiian Stilt, Pacific Golden Plover, Hawaiian Moor Hen, Hawaiian Koot, Hawaiian Duck, and Hawaiian Goose.

Date of experience: March 2015
6  Thank Jan C
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hule’ia National Wildlife Refuge consists of approximately 241 acres located in a valley between the mountain range and along the Hule’ia River next to the Menehune Fish Pond. The wildlife refuge is the home of various endangered waterbirds and other species found on Kauai. The...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank MitchPhyllis65
Reviewed September 12, 2007

We went on a half-day trip with a group that left from the Nawiliwili Harbor. You first paddle the Huleia River for an hour or so, then walk through a short part of the refuge. They take you in vans to a spot where you...More

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