North Shore, Hawaii

Waimea Valley

Where Hawai'i Comes Alive

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
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.

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What Cultural Sites Can You Expect to See During Your Visit to Waimea Valley?, Koolauloa, Hawaii
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Whether you’re a longtime local or a first-time tourist, you will find all kinds of unforgettable excursions on the island of Oahu Hawaii, during spring break. In fact, more
A Cultural Site Steeped in Tradition: Conservation at Waimea Valley, Koolauloa, Hawaii
  Waimea Valley is a historical conservation land and cultural site that is steeped in Hawaiian tradition. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, it has something for everyone, more
Waimea Valley Provides the Best Things to Do in Haleiwa This Valentine's Day, Koolauloa, Hawaii
February 14, 2018 5:00PM - February 14, 2018 9:15PM
If you’re looking for the best things to do in Haleiwa with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, make Waimea Valley your premier destination. This sprawling cultural site has a more
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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 more
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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 more
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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 more
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