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About Waimea Valley
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 sites and a beautiful waterfall for swimming.
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ITRT wrote a review May 17
Virginia36609 contributions748 helpful votes
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This was on my “to do” list when I visited Oahu. After checking to see if it was open, we ventured out only to find the place was closed on Mondays. The website should be updated to reflect this. I walked around the road leading to the entrance and took a few photos of the area. One of the markers noted this area is referred to as “valley of the priests”. Further investigation online noted the Waimea Valley was one of the most recognized spiritual locations for the ancient Hawaiians. They performed religious and human sacrifices here and considered their priests to be experts on spiritual guidance, farming, fishing, and teaching. Three stars because it was closed.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Laura C wrote a review May 17
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So glad we were here before Waikiki crowds. Quiet, peaceful and lush. Untouched in some ways, but a botanical garden by definition is not wild. Even so, it was worth the visit. We went at opening time to avoid crowds.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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SJG620 wrote a review May 13
Summerville, South Carolina56 contributions17 helpful votes
Beautiful beautiful. . We walked on a mostly paved path past gorgeous trees and some blooming colorful flowers. There were artisans demonstrating their crafts— we learned to play the ukulele! You can use restrooms and a small changing area and borrow a life vest the jump into the water at the waterfall! Places to eat and sit and enjoy the surroundings.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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RandySurfer1 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Wide varieties of vegetation are quite impressive. Relaxing hike that isn't too strenuous. Swimming if the falls also was enjoyable.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Lettie Y wrote a review Apr 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania15 contributions23 helpful votes
Gorgeous plants, trees, flowers and of course the waterfall! It is a beautiful hike and well worth it.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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