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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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  • We went here by car to see the waterfall. We felt it was a lot longer walk than they said. We got to the Falls to find out the water was not good if you "had open sore" meaning it was not clear. You h...  more »
  • Beautiful Falls. Easy hike through amazing greenery and Island history. Rain or shine...do it! Swim in the falls under the watchfull protection of the North Shores best lifeguards. Food available...as...  more »
  • A good place to visit when in Hawaii. Lots of local fresh produce at the markets! Would definitely return 
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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.