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Waimea Valley, Haleiwa
(4.2/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Experience Hawaiian nature at its peak at Waimea Valley, a huge area filled with a historical park including botanical gardens, waterfalls, and swimming holes. The area was once used to cultivate crops and orchards, including taro, sweet potato, and bananas. Today, the park boasts more than 5,000 plants from around the world, along with individual gardens dedicated to Guam, Madagascar, the Seychelles, and more. Swimming is allowed when cliff-diving exhibitions are not in process, or catch one of the hula performances. Plan to visit Waimea Valley and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Haleiwa attractions using our Haleiwa vacation route planner.
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  • Went to Waimea Valley as it was recommended as an activity while spending time in the North Shore. Its a nice place but personally I was a bit under whelmed by it and don't think it's worth the $16 yo...  more »
  • it's so beautiful here - I just couldn't get over all the lush gardens. the scenery is amazing! I wish I was there now! 
  • I think this botanic garden is not worth going all the way from Honolulu, but it is a great option if you are staying in the North Shore for a a couple of days. Do not forget your bath suit, you will ...  more »
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  • Went there for the first time with 2 other couples. We were able to bring our 1 year olds which was great! Nice paved path. Amazing scenery. A few off road trails to explore. I loved that we were able to take our babies swimming in the waterfall! They provide life vests for all ages and sizes which is definitely needed. It was amazing and everyone there (visitors) help one another to get in and out of the falls.
  • This place was gorgeous! Lots of lush beautiful landscape! And the waterfall was really fun and refreshing. I would definitely go again!
  • So incredibly beautiful. The botanical gardens are incredible. The waterfall was nice however after the 5 mile walk we were a bit underwhelmed. Area @ Falls provide a swimming hole.
  • It was truly beautiful here and we saw a star siting...can't get better than that. This is a beautiful place where several movies have been filmed. While we were visiting a movie was being filmed which was awesome.
  • Hike is not that bad, mostly flat but on asphalt. Don't waste your money for the tram. The water fall is amazing and feels great after a hike.