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Waimea Valley, Haleiwa

4.3
#1 of 13 in Parks in Haleiwa
#Valley, #Waterfall, #Must See
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. Use our Haleiwa day trip site to visit Waimea Valley on your trip to Haleiwa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We enjoyed the casual walk through the botanic gardens to the falls Didn’t mind paying the entrance fee for how well maintained the gardens were  more »
  • It is pricy to enter but well worth it. Make sure you bring your bathing suit and towel since at the end of trail is a waterfall which you can swim to and under.  more »
  • The walk to the waterfall was great. The paths are smooth so you can take a pram for young children. You do need to pay to swim in the waterfall as they require you to wear a life jacket, but it is wo...  more »
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  • Waimea Valley is the entrance to the Waimea Falls. Really a great place to take family or go with a friend for easy hike up to the falls. Hike itself is on a paved Road, however if you are a bit more adventurous there are numerous paths off of the pavement. I had an absolutely wonderful time seeing all of the foliage and vegetation that I never seen before. We paid $18 to get in and it was well worth it. If I recall the hike up to the falls is about mile. If you don't feel like hiking you can take a tram both ways for $10 round trip.
  • Very nice!! This is a must visit this place on your Hawaiian islands vacation to check out all of the native plants, flowers and tropical foliage. There are native huts to view how they lived centuries ago. There is also a beautiful waterfall which if you are lucky, you will be able to swim near and under. Bring your swim suit and a change of clothes if you'd like to swim near the waterfall(I highly recommend it). This is a reasonably priced attraction located on the north shore of Oahu Hawaii.
  • This place was very enjoyable and the waterfall was something special. If you’ve never seen a nice waterfall before that you can swim in then is is definitely a place to visit. It cost roughly $30 for two adults and approx. $9 a child but it’s well worth it. Check out the beach at Waimea State Park across the street you will not be disappointed.
  • I loved this place so much! Included in my Go Oahu card. I went here for the falls but had an opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna on our way there. Really enjoyed swimming in the pool below the falls and fighting the current to reach the falls. Great time!
  • Pu'ukua/Waimea Valley is so beautiful. Love the falls and watching the cliff diving. Taking a guided tour of the valley is the best way to learn about Hawaiian culture before European influence. I wish we had seen more animals on the tour but the few we did see were great. The flowers were beyond description.
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