This waterfall (see more photos, view panorama) is located in Waimea Valley on Oahu’s North Shore, within a park that offers a variety of visitor attractions and activities, such as hula and other cultural demonstrations, musical performances, etc. So to access Waimea Falls, one has to pay an admission fee to get into the park.
Waimea Falls (also known as Waihi Falls) drops 45 feet (13,7 m) into a pool. Swimming is allowed in the pool inbetween performances in which professional cliff divers showcase their skills. The waterfall is accessible via a short, paved trail (about one mile one way). A changing room and a lifeguard are at the pool.
CAUTION: As with all freshwater streams and waterfalls in Hawaii, Leptospirosis bacteria may be present in the water. Do not drink the water and keep water out of open wounds (including small scratches) and eyes.
Directions: From Kamehameha Highway, turn onto Waimea Valley Road and follow it to the end.
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Reviews and Comments:
Got married here September 30, 1989. I think we were
the first to get married in the "new" pavillion
area. OUr guest enjoyed the park very much. Memories to
last a lifetime. BTW we are still married! :-)
Dee Harrison, Thu Feb 06, 2014
I have been here a few times and seen the cliff divers
show its so good and the gardens are huge, its easy to
walk around but is quite a distance from the entrance
to the falls. We spent most of the day here it has a
cafe to eat lunch which was ok and look out for the
canonball tree and spikey palms. A lovely day out well