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.
Waimea Valley Reviews
My husband and I went to Waimea Valley to see the falls, but the park is so much more. The flowers and trees are beautiful. My husband has trouble walking, so they offered the shuttle for free and..... more »
Beautiful natural scenery. Cool how some movies have been filmed here. Walk the beautiful gardens and have your swimmers handy in case you want to take a dip. You’d probably want to allow for about... more »
The self guided tour was very easy so no need for audio. Facility is clean and very well maintained. I got a real feel of the culture. The guy who make the weapons by hand had the greatest stories and was funny. The waterfall was amazing and well worth the hike. Close second were the two ladies singing Hawaiian songs. They were really good!
This is such a beautiful place to hike or take the shuttle up to. The view is breathtaking and beautful. To see and appreciate this gorgeous creation that nature has created, you really need to see it in person.. You can swim in the water and even under the waterfall.. It is free and so worth the hike.. The shuttle is $10.00 for a ride up and down.. I really love this peaceful beautiful place.
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