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Review of Waimea Waterfall

Waimea Waterfall
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US$ 114.69*
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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River
Ranked #182 of 555 things to do in Oahu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be aware that there is an admission fee ($16.00/adult & $12.00/senior) to enter the botanical gardens and walk to the falls. The wide path is paved and not strenuous at all. You should bring along your swimwear as you can swim in the waterfall area for no additional fee. Life jackets are required for everyone and are provided at no extra cost. There is also a large golf-cart type shuttle available for a minimal fee if walking to the falls is difficult for anyone in your group. Plan to spend several hours at this area as the botanical gardens are beautiful. There was plenty of free parking and the area is easy to locate.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This natural waterfall coupled with the botanical gardens is beautiful. This is not a hiking trail, it is a paved path and a reasonably easy walk. Worth the money, my dad is 82, he used the shuttle up and down, but still enjoyed the visit. For more mobile golden age persons with any concerns you could ride the tram up and then walk back. Our children are in their twenties and I would say everyone enjoyed this visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the amazing Waimea Valley, serine botanical garden the Waimea waterfalls are a truly picture perfect sight and you are allowed to swim here. If you can't make it on a hike to the less commercialized waterfalls, this is the next best thing. It may not be Off the beaten track, yet its a fantastic area to visit. Bring a drinking water and cash. Great way to spend a day. It's worth it!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Because I didn’t fully research these falls ahead of time, I was surprised to learn it was part of an arboretum you must pay to enter. The “hike” is paved and ends at the falls. Free life jackets are provided if you wish to swim. They are required. Water was frigid but a fun, quick experience. Bring a few bucks for tip.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The walk to the waterfall is beautiful as it is also a botanical garden. There are several meandering paths. The waterfalls was colder than usual due to recent rains and the water was murky but still well worth it. There are lifeguards and life vests at the falls and wearing a vest is required. Great way to spend a day.

Thank Joanne C
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