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Kawainui Marsh, Kailua

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  • We are happy to be out of crazy Southern California and back to the islands. Always beautiful and people are my kind of people.  more »
  • Went on a cruise to Hawaii in August on the Pride of America. The boat was okay, the staff wasn't so great nor was the food. The same food items were served daily with a few changes and mostly Asian. ...  more »
  • We took a nice walk along the path that borders the marsh and saw lots of birds--ducks (including ducklings), herons, egrets, tons of Hawiian cardinals, a regular cardinal, and lots of doves. If you l...  more »
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  • Awesome walking trail with tons to see. It's bike, kid, elderly, baby, stroller, dog, pretty much anything friendly. Plenty of birds and turtles if you look. It can get a little warm so bring plenty of water and sunscreen or shade if you need it. There is a water fountain in the parking lot, and I suggest soaking your dog before going down the path.
  • Personally I hate it and here's why. At one end of the marsh is the only sanctioned model airplane field. They're isn't even a runway and on three sides is the marsh. Even a good pilot can have failure with his plans whether it's electrical or otherwise. But the marsh is home to many airplane models and at the average price of an airplane being around $180 that makes it a very expensive hobby. The Buffalo grass around the field can grow over 7'and can get overwhelming when trying to find your lost aircraft.
  • Great place to take your family and friends for a swim in the crystal clear lagoons. Plan on making it a day trip.
  • Rated as the largest swamp or marsh land in the Hawaiian Islands the Ulu Po Heiau and Hauwahine Heiau are of such cultural significance that l would not recommend this place if you are not in a certain frame of mind. The marsh was a major food source for the people of that time enabling them to multiple like the tourist of today. Legend speaks of the female Mo'o or Mermaids that once protected this marsh land. Its is in the process of voluntary restoration by many of the schools on Oahu. If you do go be respectful of the people and land.
  • A nice short walk with plenty of bird life to watch, and an easy to traverse path
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