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 a 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 extends 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! Waimea Valley contains a rich history and was referred to as the Valley of the Priests for more than 700 years. The connection between native plants and culture is emphasized, and the park strives to leave visitors with a greater appreciation and respect for Hawaiian history, culture, and tradition.
Fill your day with great activities! Waimea Valley is part of your 1 day Oahu pass. Discover the world of the sea, learn a new sport, explore the hills and beaches. There’s something for everybody! Visit the Waimea Valley with Oahu pass or choose something different from the list below instead.
Some attractions you can choose from:
Polynesian Cultural Center
USS Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor
Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor
Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor
Sea Life Park Hawaii
Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii incl. Da Flowrider
Honolulu Museum of Art