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Waimea Valley, Haleiwa

4.3
#1 of 16 in Parks in Haleiwa
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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  • I enjoy the hike..the scenery ..and the falls. Even the food here is good. Always take the Surf Bus and combine with a hike back to Waimea Beach to pay my respects to Eddie and jump the rock.  more »
  • We were here with our little (4 years) he could run the distance well and the path is well paved. The waterfall is rather sparse for our imagination - the entrance at 18 dollars per adult is deficit too expensive vegetation very nice, although partly in need of care.
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  • Beautiful park! The hike to the waterfall is awesome, not too strenuous, and SO worth it! Plunging into the cool water after the heat is awesomely refreshing. And the park itself is just stunningly beautiful. The variety of plants they have gathered is astounding. Well worth a visit any day.
  • A must see if visiting the island or looking for a nice relaxing way to bring a bathing suit. Excellent for singles, families, large groups, etc. Parking is free but limited. Access to the path is free. A cart ride is available for a fee. There is a gift shop and snack bar at the entry. Take bottled water for the walk. The waterfall is at the far end of the garden. Free life jackets are available to swim near the waterfall. Take a towel and swim suit. There is a sitting area nearby to watch fellow swimmers and rest. Lastly, take a camera as there will be numerous pictures to take. Enjoy!
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