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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808 875 1582
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Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting habitat

The boardwalk side of this refuge is great...so many birds and so interesting to see! If you drive to and park at the actual pond side, where you walk between square man-made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2016
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is right along North Kihei Road with a parking area. No fees to enter the long raised boardwalk (probably about ½ mile) overlooking a marshy area. There are various birds in their natural habitat which can be identified by the many informational placards along the boardwalk railing. If you have time take a walk along the sandy coastline... More 

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California
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During rainy season there are many types of birds to watch. The area fills with water so it becomes a wetland. Very peaceful.

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Felton, California
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701 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice 1/2 mile boardwalk along the beach. They have some nice informational signs along the way but not too many birds to be seen. But it is a pretty good short time activity (if the wind is not blowing so hard, which it usually does in that area).

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Thank simon s
Maui, Hawaii
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is right along North Kihei Road between Kihei and Maalaea. There's ample parking and it's all free, not like other places you have to pay for. Park your car and take the short walk on the raised boardwalk over this marshy area. See the various birds in their natural habitat and smell the ocean air. No sounds of... More 

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Thank MauiTraveller50
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Beautiful place to take a walk and see local birds. Very peaceful setting with access to beach as well. Best in the earlier morning or as an evening stroll. Free parking and no fee required for entrance.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The area is beautiful and we walked the entire beach and the sanctuary boardwalk but definitely not a "Must see"

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

What a cool place to visit see the endangered Hawaiian stilt and Hawaiian coot. Easy boardwalk access to see these interesting birds. Probably not very exciting if you aren't a birdwatcher.

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Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Just a boardwalk, not much to see. The beach itself looked nice, but almost no wildlife, just a couple of birds.

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Thank Torontoniana
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The boardwalk side of this refuge is great...so many birds and so interesting to see! If you drive to and park at the actual pond side, where you walk between square man-made ponds, the birds are pretty much the same and there are fewer of them. But still worth seeing!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stopped by the Kealia refuge because it was close to where we were staying. It is free to go into and walk along the boardwalk they have set up. It's nice that they have a refuge for birds but there really isn't much to see. Nice walk though.

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