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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-1582
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A Pleasant Diversion in a Beautiful Place

Unless you are a serious ornithologist or avid bird watcher, this is a time filler that provides a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
farris41
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Springfield
Not a hike!

Definitely not a place for hiking but a beautiful wetland and boardwalk with many signs to read... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
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Maui, Hawaii
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (19 reviews)
“bird watching” (17 reviews)
“visitor center” (16 reviews)
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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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+1 808-875-1582
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"nice walk"
in 19 reviews
"bird watching"
in 17 reviews
"visitor center"
in 16 reviews
"sugar beach"
in 10 reviews
"board walk"
in 7 reviews
"long boardwalk"
in 7 reviews
"wetland area"
in 5 reviews
"hawaiian birds"
in 5 reviews
"night herons"
in 5 reviews
"nature walk"
in 4 reviews
"great nature"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"bring your camera"
in 4 reviews
"access points"
in 3 reviews
"educational signs"
in 3 reviews
"elevated boardwalk"
in 3 reviews
"native species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you are a serious ornithologist or avid bird watcher, this is a time filler that provides a wonderful hour of mild activity when you have some spare time. It is handicap accessible and a fun walk.

Thank farris41
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely not a place for hiking but a beautiful wetland and boardwalk with many signs to read about the birds and wildlife and several areas to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. The parking lot at the trailhead is very small but well maintained. You can...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in the late afternoon and saw many water birds searching for food in the ponds. They have signs to explain the typical birds you might find and their behaviors. There is a boardwalk through the pond areas with a covered gazebo at the...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The very long boardwalk between deserted beach and marsh is a great respite. I saw just 5 varieties of shore birds and was glad I had binoculars ,as some of the marsh is on the far side of the road No dogs allowed

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We learned a great deal about two particular Hawaii birds and the dire straits of native Hawaiian wildlife in the visitor centre - it's well done. We also appreciated that they lend out binoculars. We didn't go to the boardwalk park, which was probably a...More

Thank Mctet
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A nice place for a walk and viewing of small fish and some of the rarer HI birds. Wheelchair accessible. Close to Kihei

Thank 1MsMS
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited this site several times and enjoyed viewing the many birds in this wetland area. Well worth a visit for any nature lover.

Thank Linda E
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Nice place to take a walk on a nice boardwalk and catch some nice birds. We didn't get a chance to visit the visitors center but my daughter lives there and says it nice.

Thank runnerjon
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The objective is hard to accomplish on a small budget but this wildlife refuge of only a few hundred acres is really trying. Since 1992 several native species of wildlife find a home here and a wonderful staff ( and volunteers) work hard to protect...More

Thank David O
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We just stopped and walked the boardwalk and a bit of the beach for a break from driving but if you read the sign boards there is a lot of interesting information about this last remaining wetland on Maui, it's history, migrating visitors, species now...More

Thank FarFlungStarling
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Wayner453
18 November 2016|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
This a wonderful free activity. Go in the morning before it gets too warm. Great bird watching. Parking can be problematic. Take your time.
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