Waimea Waterfall
Waimea Waterfall
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Have a refreshing swim in the pool under these scenic falls in north Oahu. You can get there via an easy 1.5-mile hike through a beautifully landscaped path along the Waimea River. While the park is beautiful year-round, you may encounter a dry waterfall during periods with little rainfall. Tickets are required to enter the Waimea Waterfall and include the rental of a life jacket, which you must wear to take a dip in the pool. Beware of the slippery rocks. If you need a refreshment—and to complete the experience—have a quintessential shave ice on your way back. – Tripadvisor
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  • kiwiflyer10
    192 contributions
    Picturesque
    We hired a car and went to the north shore. The waterfall is about a 20-25 minute walk. You can hire boxes there to store your belongings and there are toilets and changing rooms. The life guards give you life jackets. It is rocky getting into the water but not unmanageable.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2023
  • downtime48
    Ronan, Montana44 contributions
    Visiting the falls
    Nice paved walkway so even tho uphill to the falls it wasn’t difficult. Lots of places to rest on the 3/4 mile walk. Lots of beautiful foliage and flowering plants to see along the way.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Ashley C
    Houston, Texas3 contributions
    Beautiful Sight to see!
    The hike to Waimea Falls is stunning. I think I took 100 photos of the scenery because the vegetation and flowers are a sight to see. The waterfall was refreshingly cold after the hike and the water was completely clear. Definitely a must when visting Oahu!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • PJ J
    1 contribution
    Fun for older children and adults
    We went here not knowing much and were pleased by our choice. Definitely bring your swimsuit and towels so you can have fun swimming to waterfall! Even though they provide the required life jackets, not recommended for toddlers or children easily scared.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Runjode
    Kelleys Island, Ohio10 contributions
    Culture and beauty
    Thé valley walk up to the falls is a beautiful botanical garden, well maintained and marked. The trail is paved and easily walked. Cultural displays along the way add to the ambiance and to the experience. Thé falls had many people enjoying the float in the pool, complete with life guards and required life jackets given out at the site of the falls.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Discover523171
    3 contributions
    Waterfall & Garden amazing experience
    Go, you will not regret it. It's amazing. The Garden is beautiful!!! The waterfall is inside the garden. You need at least 2 hours to take your time to explore the garden fully. Once inside the garden its a 30 minute uphill walk to the garden. It may a bit challenging for some. However you can pay and ride the golf cart instead of walking. However if you can walk, walk it so you can take your time. Take your bathing suit just in case you are able to swim in the waterfall. You will get lots of great pictures. Nice spots in the garden for a picnic. I will definitely go back.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
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Elj100780
Tulsa, OK18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The trail is well kept. There are side trails to see more plant life, which was nice. We went late morning (around 10:45) and it seemed to get more crowded as the day went on. The waterfall was beautiful when we went. My parents walked the whole way there and back. They are in their mid 70s and in decent shape. It was tiring for them but they made it! The botanical gardens and scenery are beautiful! Highly recommend.
Written April 22, 2022
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Heather L
San Diego, CA6 contributions
Dec 2022
The botanical garden and walk is lovely and beautiful but $25 per adult to walk to a tiny waterfall cascading down a rock into a brown pool of water was not worth it at all. $10 a person would suffice but $50 for the 2 of us was a sham. Sorry, the property is lovely and the gardens impressive but the waterfall is not impressive and the price is far too high.
Written December 18, 2022
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debbieg1230
Plantsville, CT107 contributions
Jan 2020
It was raining off and on the day we were here but a definite must see. My family even went swimming at the waterfall. They give you life jackets before you go into the water. For those who are unable to walk to the falls, they do have a shuttle that will take you up near the falls so the walk is minimal. There is a separate fee for the shuttle but highly recommend if you medical issues.
Written January 30, 2020
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Amusementparkguy
Pataskala, OH1,435 contributions
Jul 2021
A friend and I saw this waterfall as part of a circle the island tour. It was about a 3/4 mile hike from the bus stop to the falls. The waterfall is very beautiful. People are able to swim there, but life preservers are required as the water is deep under the falls. Many people choose to swim, so the wait to get a preserver may take a while. The hike on the way back is very beautiful. The flora and fauna are incredible.
Written August 22, 2021
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Sue L
17 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Fall visit so flowers past prime and water level low for falls. Education portions right amount of info for casual mainland visitors Recommend as 1st stop for new visitors to Oahu so can have cultural background. Delivered as promised except website awful.
Written October 25, 2022
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Runjode
Kelleys Island, OH10 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Thé valley walk up to the falls is a beautiful botanical garden, well maintained and marked. The trail is paved and easily walked. Cultural displays along the way add to the ambiance and to the experience.
Thé falls had many people enjoying the float in the pool, complete with life guards and required life jackets given out at the site of the falls.
Written September 6, 2023
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Billy Mac M
Markham, Canada6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
No water. I wish their website would share if there was a flowing waterfall. We travelled from Waikiki to see this beautiful site and were disappointed to find it not flowing. I understand that it's due to lack of rainfall, but this could be shared online to allow people to reschedule later in their vacation. Thank goodness I didn't purchase the entry online prior to my visit!! We did not enter and instead went swimming in the waves across the road.
Written October 25, 2023
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A A
Brambleton, VA25 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We stayed for about two hours on an excursion to the north shore from Waikiki. This was well worth the time and would have been worth more time (hard to engage a teen in unique plants). The swim in the waterfall was well worth it. It was crisp and clean- but busy. There was a farmers market there the day we were there. Would be worth a half-day.
Written August 15, 2021
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Pernille H
Denmark333 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
A must see if you’re a LOST fan! This is where Kate and Sawyer took a swim. It was also in a Beverly Hills 90210 episode. It is possible to swim in it with swim vests on, and there is a lifeguard there until 5.30 PM. It is easy accessible. The beautiful botanical garden closes at 5PM but you have untill 6PM to get out.
Written February 23, 2020
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R-Pallikonda
Jericho, NY9 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited on 14th Aug 2022, went explicitly for the waterfall. It was a disappointment. We overheard someone say that there isn't any water. We asked at the ticketing counter, and they confirmed it. The price was still high I thought considering this. The visit was for watching the greenery around. We walked back considering the price vs. what we cannot see while we still had other places to visit.

I must say this place must have been beautiful. While walking back, I was surprised, amazed and somehow happy to see the trees around, they seemed to be so old, and their breadth was wow !!! overall it felt good just standing there. With / without the waterfall, I feel if you love nature and just want to spend some time, you probably would love it.
Written September 2, 2022
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