North Shore, Hawaii

Waimea Valley

Where Hawai'i Comes Alive

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
808-638-7766
Waimea Valley, Tourist Information & Attractions, Services, Haleiwa, Hawaii

The sacred Waimea Valley, in Haleiwa, HI, is at the center of ancient Hawaiian history. This 1,875-acre park holds many historic archaeological sites, a world-class botanical garden, and a 45-foot waterfall—all while serving as a wildlife refuge for many of Hawaii’s endangered animals.

Waimea Valley, is also known as the Valley of the Priests, is on the North Shore of Oahu where it was largely unexamined by scientists until recently due to the rugged terrain. Nearly 80 archaeological sites have been found, and those numbers continue to grow as more exploration occurs. These sites date back to the time of Hawaiian monarchy, and showcase ancestral shrines, ancient living sites, and agricultural terraces.

Because Waimea Valley has long been unexplored, it is also home to many of Hawaii’s endangered plants and animals. Endangered animals such as the alae ula, otherwise known as the moorhen, and all species of o'opu, goby fish which are part of Hawaiian spirituality and ceremonies, are protected here.

Walk through the valley where ancient Hawaiians once strode. Visitors can also experience Hawaiian traditions through the valley’s many activities, such as hula dancing demos, traditional Hawaiian games, arts and crafts, lei making, cultural artisans, demonstrations and storytelling. The valley hosts the following tourist attractions and activities:

  • Waterfalls (Waihi Falls)
  • Botanical Garden
  • Wildlife & Endangered Animals
  • Cultural Sites and Activities

Waimea Valley is revered for its ecological diversity and natural preservation of archaeological sites, harking back to the first people of Hawaii. Plan your next trip to this one-of-a-kind natural treasure to experience true Hawaiian culture and where Hawaii comes alive. Call them today at (808) 638-7766, or visit them online.

Announcements & Events from Waimea Valley
Celerbrate Hawaiian Culture at the Annual Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival & Ke 'Alohi Hula Competition, Koolauloa, Hawaii
The annual Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival and Ke ‘Alohi Hula competition is a part of Hawaii’s history and culture. The first event took place in 1979, and it was a day to look forw...read more
Interested in Hawaiian Culture? 3 Historic Sites to See at Waimea Valley, Koolauloa, Hawaii
Hawaiʽi is a land that is steeped in rich cultural traditions. These are especially prevalent in the sacred Waimea Valley in Haleʽiwa, Hawaiʽi. Waimea Valley is a 1,875-acres filled ...read more
4 Reasons to Visit the Oahu's Most Beautiful Waterfall at Waimea Valley, Koolauloa, Hawaii
If you’re looking for a refreshing getaway, look no further then the beautiful Waimea Valley. This iconic waterfall, located on O’ahu Hawai’i, is surrounded by breathtaking pathways ...read more
Summer Evenings at Waimea Valley , Koolauloa, Hawaii
June 29, 2017 7:00PM - October 1, 2017 7:00PM
There is something magical about summer nights in Waimea Valley. The balmy breeze passing through the mountains straight to Waimea Bay, the pink and orange sunsets, and of course the...read more
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Experience Hawaiian Culture at Waimea Valley’s Summer Concert Series “Return to the Valley”, Koolauloa, Hawaii
If you are looking for something new to do this summer to keep you entertained while celebrating Hawaiian culture, look no further than the Summer Concert Series at Waimea Valley&nbs...read more
While June brings along the excitement of summer let us not forget the special day we put aside to appreciate and celebrate, Dad. On June 18th Sunday, Waimea Valley and Hawaii Touris...read more
This summer, there is no better place to spend your time than in the beautiful Waimea Valley. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this historic site celebrates and shares Hawaii...read more
If you want to get a taste of Hawaiian culture this summer, Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, HI, invites you to their historic site for one of their specially curated events. While their gr...read more
Traditional Hawaiian culture is something that emanates from the Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, HI. This historic 1,875-acre park offers majestic views, lush terrain, and verdant gar...read more
Easter Sunday is only a couple of weeks away, and Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, HI, is planning a family event that is sure to be the highlight of spring. With a spread of delicious brun...read more
Looking for a romantic place to eat this Valentine’s Day? The Proud Peacock Restaurant in Waimea Valley welcomes you to join them for a delicious five course meal prepared by Ke Nui ...read more
Waimea Valley is a botanical garden, historic and cultural site and 45 foot waterfall located on the North Shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i. It is a 1,875 acre ahupua‘a, a division of land st...read more
Taking a trip to Hawaii is always an exciting adventure. From the beautiful beaches to the delicious food and riveting Hawaiian culture, visitors of all ages can quickly fall in...read more
Finding a wedding venue that accommodates your guests, budget, and theme is one of the hardest parts of getting married. Whether you’re local to the Oahu area or are planning a ...read more
Nestled within the quiet countryside of Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Valley is a destination for adventure, education, and relaxation. With 1,875 acres of sacred land, this touris...read more