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Waimea Valley
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Waimea Valley

A $15.00 value - Included with your Go Oahu Card!

The 1,875-acre Waimea Valley is filled with natural wonders: 35 botanical gardens with 5,000 varieties of plants, dozens of archeological sites, and a spectacular 45-foot waterfall. You can even take hula lesson or make a lei!

At Waimea Valley, on Oahu’s rural North Shore, visitors can experience Hawaiian culture in a spectacular natural environment. Waimea Valley is a living puuhonua, or a place of peace and safety. It’s also one of Oahu’s last partially intact ahupuaa, or land divisions, that extend from the mountains to the sea.

A paved path winds through 35 themed botanical gardens, featuring more than 200 plant families, including rare plants found only on the Hawaiian Islands. Some flowers are as big as a basketball! The 45-tall Waimea Falls are the focal point of Waimea Valley, and visitors are invited to swim in the pool below—so bring a swimsuit and towel!

Closings

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve (closing at Noon)
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve (closing at Noon)
New Year's Day

Note

Swimming is assessed on a day to day basis by their lifeguards. To find out if swimming is available, call (808) 638-7766 the morning of your visit.

Phone: (808) 638-7766

Website: Waimea Valley

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 5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
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Breath taking experience
By Kimberly from Ca on
Pros:
Swim Under The Waterfall, Beautiful grounds
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Waimea Valley General admission:

My 10yr old son &I swam under the waterfall. The surrounding area was incredibly beautiful! We had a fun time! We will go back some day!

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Absolutely worth the trip
By Rita Verified Reviewer from Southern California on
Pros:
Great for pictures, Easy walk to the falls, Great waterfall, Fun for adult and kids, Rich history
Best Uses:
Late afternoon, Early morning,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Waimea Valley General admission:

This is so worth the time to go up and see on the North Shore. It's leisurely, but can be super fun with swimming in the pool around the falls. There are beautiful flora and fauna and gorgeous spots for pictures...it's an easy walk. Really good for kids.

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[11 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

Beautiful!!!
By Family of four Verified Reviewer from Sacramento, Ca on
Pros:
Swimming water, Gorgeous, Stroller friendly
Cons:
Long walk,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Waimea Valley General admission:

This was beautiful, its only about a mile and a half round trip but if you go on all the little turn offs it becomes much more. Well worth it though the waterfall is beautiful and you can swim and we were there at a time where they were offering free hula lessons.

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Hours

Daily, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please note, Go Oahu Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Driving Directions

From Waikiki: Take H-1 west to H-2 north to the Wahiawa exit.Merge onto Kamehameha Hwy. #99. Continue North on Kamehameha Hwy. #99 till you reach Haleiwa Town on the North Shore. There the #99 turns into the #83. Continue on the #83 for about 8 more miles outside of Haleiwa still going North. Then, Waimea Valley is on the right, across from Waimea Bay.

Address

59-864 Kamehameha Highway
Hale’iwa, HI 96712
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

59-864 Kamehameha Highway
Hale’iwa, HI 96712

Phone: (808) 638-7766

Website: Waimea Valley

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$15.00 $7.50