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Experience Hawaiʻiʻs Living Culture in Waimea Valley, deeply rooted in authentic Hawaiian History, Culture, Spirituality and Tradition. Waimea Valley is a world apart from Waikiki, be in the quiet of nature, beautiful flowers, rare plants, cultural...more
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59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seeing the waterfall made it worth the stop! An easy 30 min walk on a paved path..would recommend bug spray (at least in july)...was a little rocky and slippery getting into the water, but once away from the edge the water becomes 30 feet deep...is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommended place for strolling beautiful gardens and enjoying a cool and refreshing swim in the pool below the waterfall. 3/4 mile stroll (one-way) slightly uphill to the waterfall was easily achieved by all family members (including senior citizens).

Thank datotaro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great option for families young and old. The walk to the falls is an easy paved road through a lush green valley. There is a shuttle that will take you to the falls for an extra fee if you are not up...More

Thank jenndavey
Reviewed yesterday

Stunning views for all ages from the beauty that mother nature has provided and the water fall along with the swimming hole is a great location for those warm days

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got admission as part of out Toa Luau and I would gladly pay the admission price to see the beautiful waterfall. Loved the shady paved walk and so many beautiful plants!!!

Thank LPC126
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and educational and fun! Getting to swim in the swimming hole at the bottom of a waterfall was amazing. It was also wonderful to learn more about the tools, crafts, architecture, arts & culture of the people who are indigenous to this amazing place.

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Waimea Valley on 4th July 2018. We enjoyed a walk through the botanical gardens through to the waterfall. Both provided lots of wow moments. We were interested to see that swimming is permitted in the waterfall pool. On our way back we checked...More

Thank EJMeath2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are interested in plant life and indigenous cultures, this is a great hike. Although the main road to the waterfall is only listed as 3/4 of a mile one way, we turned the round trip into 4.5 miles to see all the side...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you want to see a lot of different plants and trees. It ends up with a waterfall where you can swim in, so take your swimsuit

Thank zoophia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made sure to bring the family on our trip back to Oahu. They were not disappointed. This place is beautiful, from walking around the botanical gardens and then taking a nice cool swim in the falls.

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January 24, 2018|
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Response from Grandebbie | Reviewed this property |
You must buy tickets. Yes, that should be ample time. You can swim in the lagoon under the falls, too, though life jackets are required (and provided).
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from truffles808 | Reviewed this property |
The parking for Waimea Valley is several minutes driving in from the road. If you were to walk to the beach from the parking area, it may be a little far. Also, the parking is for paying Waimea Valley visitors. There is a... More
Abigail V
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Richard P | Property representative |
Aloha and thank you for your interest in Waimea Valley. The walk to the waterfall is 3/4 mile on a paved road. Take around 20-35 minutes. With young children I would plan on 40 to 45 minutes. The path is stroller friendly... More