50 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas, Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore. The valley, being an important place in Hawaiian religion, includes several historical structures including stone terraces and walls constructed during the time of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Waimea Valley is a historical nature park featuring 52 themed botanical gardens and is the home to over 5,000 documented types of tropical and subtropical plants including native Hawaiian plants and globally endangered species. The garden valley is approximate 0.75 miles (1.21 km) in length, with a small waterfall and swimming hole at the valley’s hind end. Swimming is allowed when the weather permits.
Waimea is always a hub of community and cultural activities featuring local artisans, educational programs, and many scheduled activities. Moon Walks are a popular monthly activity from May to October. Once a month, visitors experience a unique opportunity to walk the Valley’s main corridor to the waterfall under the moon. Guests experience the unique sites and sounds of the Valley by night and learn about the mahina (moon).
The valley is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Monday. For more information about scheduled events and admission prices, visit https://www.waimeavalley.net/.