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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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Tranquility in paradise

We visited Kealia Pond around 7:30a. The area had been flooded so the parking lot was closed, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange, California
Great Wildlife Viewing

Saw endangered and endemic black-necked stilts (Ae 'O's) and Hawaiian Coots as well as Cattle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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“nice walk” (18 reviews)
“bird watching” (13 reviews)
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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-1582
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kealia Pond around 7:30a. The area had been flooded so the parking lot was closed, but we quickly found parking on the side of the road. There were only 3 other people there. The boardwalk is easily walkable and the views of the...More

Thank GoWaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw endangered and endemic black-necked stilts (Ae 'O's) and Hawaiian Coots as well as Cattle Egrets, Herons and a variety of shore birds. Backs on to a beach that looks interesting, so parking can be a challenge (only had time to visit last day before...More

Thank TonyinCalgary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the stop if you are going to or from Lahaina. It isn't a destination trip by any means. We stopped in and walked the area and it was enjoyable. Be aware that this area can be very windy, especially in the afternoons.

Thank ArkansasRazorbacker
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a short break at the Kealia Coastal Boardwalk after spending over an hour on the road in some of the worst traffic we have seen in HI. We walked the full length of the boardwalk and saw some amazing...More

1  Thank Dwayne V
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Plan on doing a drive by so you know exactly where the parking lot entrance is located. There is no left turn so you can't get to the parking lot coming out of Kihei without turning around. The entrance to the parking lot isn't clearly...More

1  Thank andesalive
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were bumped from our AM flight so we hit some places we had not been to yet. Walked the elevated walkway and read about the wetlands eco system. It was very cool and we got some night photos of native birds. Relaxing walk next...More

1  Thank Ed L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I went here early one morning to look for Hawaiian birds and was not disappointed. I encountered a few now endangered Hawaiian stilt birds feeding and got some wonderful photographs with their reflections. The best time for bird viewing is in the early morning when...More

1  Thank JJ G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This refuge is right beside the highway and gives you a chance to see native habitat and native animals. It is interesting to see how the native land looks next to everything being built up. The long bridge is a nice feature as you can...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Stopped at Kealia Pond during my tour with Explore Maui Nature. Although much of it was closed off near the visitor center, we still saw some interesting birds such as Black-necked Stilts, Hawaiian Coots, Night-herons, and a couple others, although not too many birds around....More

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We visited about 10:00 am 9 May. There was not much wildlife to be seen. Perhaps at another time of day or year the opportunities are better. Nice walk though. The boardwalk is well constructed. A washroom would be a nice addition. Also did some...More

1  Thank Dave1xyz
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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.