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Waimea Valley, Oahu

(65 reviews on the web)
Waterfall Nature / Park
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  • We visited this spot as part of a tour. The botanical gardens on the hike to the falls were beautiful and worth a trip by themselves. The walk to the falls and back involved some steep hills. In order...  more »
  • Another place we were drawn to from its connections with film and televison (LOST, mainly). The little hike up to the falls is interesting, almost feels like you've shifted back in time slightly, whic...  more »
  • Great walk - beautiful scenery!! Interesting insight into culture as well. Topped off by a great swim in the waterfall. Well worth the great enjoyable walk.  more »
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  • This was a super fun hike up to the waterfalls. The surrounding beauty is immense and if you go slow enough you can really get to see all the wonderful flowers, gardens and trees. The hike itself is medium to easy. Ones can ride the tram up to the top (waterfall area) if you have trouble walking or standing. I have back problems and it was just about enough for me to do. I was at my threshold. So it's not too bad. If you take the tram, you truly will miss out on all the little hidden gems that are in this hike/walk. The flowers and gardens are stunning. Bring a good camera. Bring a nice cleaning cloth along as it gets kinda steamy back in there. It did rain on us a little while we were back there. Might bring an umbrella. We ate at the food area and it was very very good.
  • Got there early around 9:30 not very crowded at all, great beginner hike. I'd recommend a back pack for your stuff; water, towel, snacks/lunch (be a cool place to grab a picnic! Waterfall water is a little cold at first but once you're in feels great!
  • Most of this place is absolutely beautiful, and there is a great deal to see, but the whole place seems a little distended. I really enjoyed the traditional Hawaiian houses and structures they have built on-site. If you go, definitely plan on swimming in the pool at the base of the falls. I gave it 4 stars because it looked rundown, the bathrooms are few and far between, and the golf cart ride you can take up and back is $6 each way or $10 for the round trip. The tickets are already $16 each so its not worth it, even though its a really long walk. TAKE AND WEAR BUG SPRAY!
  • Overall a civilized way to see a rain forest and waterfall in Oahu. Bonus is the resurrected ruins of a traditional Hawaiian village. Downside was as a botanical garden it was not well maintained despite a moderate entrance fee. The grounds gould have been a better manicured and the plants in better shape.
  • Attended the Easter Buffet while visiting from the mainland. Our sitting was for 12: 00. My granddaughter and I waited till the appropriate time (after 12:00) before getting our food from the buffet. The was no silverware so we went to out table to wait...and wait...and wait. I didn't even see anyone to ask. I went to top off our drinks. The containers were all empty. After 25 minutes I was able to ask a lady who was clearing tables for some silverware. By then our food was cold. I realize things happen but this buffet was very expensive so I expected better. I think more staff was needed. We enjoyed the valley afterwards. Very beautiful.