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Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411
+1 808-638-7766
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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 sites and a beautiful waterfall for swimming.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“life jackets” (123 reviews)
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59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411
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+1 808-638-7766
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"botanical gardens"
in 140 reviews
"gift shop"
in 98 reviews
"life jackets"
in 123 reviews
"nice walk"
in 61 reviews
"snack bar"
in 61 reviews
"golf cart"
in 60 reviews
"paved path"
in 49 reviews
"per adult"
in 42 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 42 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 40 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 37 reviews
"nice waterfall"
in 20 reviews
"natural pool"
in 19 reviews
"easy hike"
in 36 reviews
"plant life"
in 36 reviews
"hawaiian village"
in 20 reviews
"on duty"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You learn a bit of Hawaiian history and their old way of life. Nice garden with lot plants. The waterfalls is nice too. It could be a bit pricy if you are only go there for the swim at the waterfall.

Thank SavanePat
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Waimea Valley to hike to see the Falls. We knew there would be flora along the way, but had no idea how well organized, labeled, and interpreted the botanical gardens are in Waimea Valley. The hike was very bit a spectacular as...More

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This does cost about $16 per person but the path was wide, nicely paved & easily accessible to all. The beautiful flowers & plants were nice to look at. You can go swimming at the falls with a life jacket & they have a person...More

Thank Traci E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great botanical garden, I had a great time taking photos of the various trees, shrubs and flowers. The wide sweeeping paths made it very easy to hike the 20 minutes to the water. There is a shuttle that can also take you around. The waterfalls...More

1  Thank travelocityknome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited Waimea Valley during an entire afternoon of clouds & rain. We were there & thought why not? got the $2 rain ponchos & walked in the rain - which was actually kind of fun. The foliage, plants, flowers & trees were pretty in the...More

1  Thank sd2travel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In order to really feel the hawaii spirit and tropics, and read all about flowers Hibiscus, and walk to waterfall, very nice and pleasant, and to see wind power stations, very modern and at the same time historical

1  Thank yulcya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Hawaii you see in Hollywood films - Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, LOST, Alvin and the Chipmunks, etc – but that is just the beginning. Start your adventure by checking out the on-site farmer’s market populated with local treats. After your stomach...More

Thank Nic Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Waimea valley & waterfall $16 entry per adult. You walk through a lovely botanical setting to the base of the waterfall where you can go for a swim. You must wear a life jacket to enter the water (lifeguards there who will provide...More

Thank maeveIrishAustralian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful their little hearts and culture you can see some forms of things they did. Walking to the falls is not recommended for the person out of shape. The waterfalls has a place people can swim but you must wear a life...More

Thank cajpro
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent a few hours strolling through the "world class botanical gardens" at Waimea Valley. In addition to the beautiful waterfall at the end of the very easy walking trail, there are well-kept plants and trees to enjoy along the way. The Waimea Valley...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
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CharlotteMom2
25 January 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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Les W
5 July 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
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Abigail V
10 April 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
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