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Waimea Valley

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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-8411
Phone Number: +1 808-638-7766
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Experience Hawaiʻiʻs Living Culture in Waimea Valley, deeply rooted in...

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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A lovely cloudy afternoon

Highly recommended. Delightful easy hike along a moderately inclined paved, somewhat muddy road through a forest with hundreds of species of glorious trees and plants. Do not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommended. Delightful easy hike along a moderately inclined paved, somewhat muddy road through a forest with hundreds of species of glorious trees and plants. Do not miss the fabulous 150-yr old Monkey Pod tree towering over your head at the payment kiosk, and be sure to ignore the "attorney-made-me-do-it" warning about the required footwear and hazardous nature of the... More 

Thank elliottq
British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i came here over 30 years ago with my mother. i finally made it happen to take my husband here. easily accessed in our rental car from waikiki, along the H2, through the lovely town of haleiwa and past the amazing north shore. my memory was of the falls. this trip it was of the gardens, 41 defined zones, representing... More 

Thank jarmwr40
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A car makes this place accessible but you can get there by public bus (#52, 55) then walk from the highway about 10 minutes. You could spend the better part of the day wandering around the beautiful gardens or at the waterfall. It was an overcast/showery day when I visited so didn't spend as much time as I may have.... More 

Thank Margie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the vast vegetation and flora that were so carefully marked. The walking path is well done here. The waterfall swim was lovely as well. A highlight of our trip.

Thank weitzman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in search of a waterfall, and since we were driving around the North Shore, I decided to check out Waimea Falls. The park is beautiful to walk through - lush and jungle-like, and I felt we were walking through Jurassic Park. We reached the waterfall (and the water was roaring) but it was smaller and less impressive than... More 

Thank Selina T
Brier Hill, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were beautiful and something we are very interested in. We went in the pool at the waterfall which was fun but the attraction could definitely use an easier way to enter and exit the pool - there is no true trail and you have to go down slippery, sharp rocks and mud to get in and out. The... More 

Thank RVRGRL92
Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around the island, enjoying the beautiful views, and happened upon this botanical gardens. Beautiful place, very scenic with many wonderful plants, trees and samplers from other islands. Also a very nice replica of native Hawaiian habitats. The waterfall, although a bit disappointing in size because we've seen many, was nice, especially for those who were in the... More 

Thank TallTVTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an admission charge to enter. I think it was about $16. Not sure what it is for children. They do offer a military discount, but you must have an ID. Beautiful trees, vegetation, birds and huts can be seen on the easily traveled paved path to the waterfall. Staff is there to provide a life vest if you... More 

Thank Steve J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waimea Valley is a very worthwhile trip to northern O'ahu. The Botanical Garden has splendid plant life with the addition of a fresh water waterfall & swimming hole! Just happened to catch a big surf day in the bay!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stupidly didn't bring our bathers with us. The walk to the waterfall was easy and took about 30 mins with 2 young kids. They loved jumping in the waterfall pool (note: slippery rocks to get in/out, be careful). Life jackets are provided for free (don't forget to leave a tip to the kind people running the show). Beautiful place to... More 

Thank Nicky H

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