Waimea Waterfall
Waimea Waterfall
4
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksWaterfalls
About
Have a refreshing swim in the pool under these scenic falls in north Oahu. You can get there via an easy 1.5-mile hike through a beautifully landscaped path along the Waimea River. While the park is beautiful year-round, you may encounter a dry waterfall during periods with little rainfall. Tickets are required to enter the Waimea Waterfall and include the rental of a life jacket, which you must wear to take a dip in the pool. Beware of the slippery rocks. If you need a refreshment—and to complete the experience—have a quintessential shave ice on your way back. – Tripadvisor
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Waimea Waterfall
See what travelers are saying
  • Ashley C
    Houston, Texas12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Sight to see!
    The hike to Waimea Falls is stunning. I think I took 100 photos of the scenery because the vegetation and flowers are a sight to see. The waterfall was refreshingly cold after the hike and the water was completely clear. Definitely a must when visting Oahu!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • PJ J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for older children and adults
    We went here not knowing much and were pleased by our choice. Definitely bring your swimsuit and towels so you can have fun swimming to waterfall! Even though they provide the required life jackets, not recommended for toddlers or children easily scared.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Runjode
    Kelleys Island, Ohio16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Culture and beauty
    Thé valley walk up to the falls is a beautiful botanical garden, well maintained and marked. The trail is paved and easily walked. Cultural displays along the way add to the ambiance and to the experience. Thé falls had many people enjoying the float in the pool, complete with life guards and required life jackets given out at the site of the falls.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Discover523171
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Waterfall & Garden amazing experience
    Go, you will not regret it. It's amazing. The Garden is beautiful!!! The waterfall is inside the garden. You need at least 2 hours to take your time to explore the garden fully. Once inside the garden its a 30 minute uphill walk to the garden. It may a bit challenging for some. However you can pay and ride the golf cart instead of walking. However if you can walk, walk it so you can take your time. Take your bathing suit just in case you are able to swim in the waterfall. You will get lots of great pictures. Nice spots in the garden for a picnic. I will definitely go back.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Shante J
    San Francisco, California44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing walk and scenery of lush nature along the way
    Amazing for self guided tour. We rented a car for the day and drove here. The walk/hike to the falls is paved and has amazing scenery and historic content of the Hawaiian culture along the way. It’s only about a 2 mile walk to the falls and taking a dip in the water is refreshing. Worth the drive and absolutely beautiful
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 27, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles204 reviews
Excellent
111
Very good
47
Average
27
Poor
8
Terrible
11

Shante J
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing for self guided tour. We rented a car for the day and drove here. The walk/hike to the falls is paved and has amazing scenery and historic content of the Hawaiian culture along the way. It’s only about a 2 mile walk to the falls and taking a dip in the water is refreshing. Worth the drive and absolutely beautiful
Written March 27, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rick T
Warren, OH14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It’s cool to swim uptown a waterfall. The water is refreshing to say the least. The walk was easy and there is much to see regarding plants and flowers. Definitely a must see even if you don’t swim.
Written March 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anon8815
Trenton, NJ743 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The waterfall itself is fine. You have to wear life jackets to go swimming. I found the walk and seeing all the plants (which they did a good job placing IDs) more enjoyable.
Written February 26, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shauna Bishop
Pittsburg, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, easy hike! Gorgeous scenery. Decently sized waterfall. This is a must do before the Toa Luau! We could have easily spent a the day or entire afternoon here.
Written January 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Yufei L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Website had no indication of closure, yet we drove 1 hour only to find it's closed. Ironically there is another sign next to the closure sign saying open 7 days a week. Staff was super rude, you would think with staff onsite they could have opened to tourists, yet the staff was there to only to teach you 'a lesson about showing respect to the island'. Sure, shutting nature down as if it's personal property is very respectful. Next time show some respect to people by letting them know when you close on your website
Written November 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

julian p
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Unfortunately the falls were non-existent due to the lack of recent rainfall and there was no swimming in the pool due to low water level.. Still a nice stroll through beautiful scenery...but need the waterfall to have water coming down to make it really worthwhile.
Written November 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Billy Mac M
Markham, Canada11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
No water. I wish their website would share if there was a flowing waterfall. We travelled from Waikiki to see this beautiful site and were disappointed to find it not flowing. I understand that it's due to lack of rainfall, but this could be shared online to allow people to reschedule later in their vacation. Thank goodness I didn't purchase the entry online prior to my visit!! We did not enter and instead went swimming in the waves across the road.
Written October 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Discover523171
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Go, you will not regret it. It's amazing. The Garden is beautiful!!! The waterfall is inside the garden. You need at least 2 hours to take your time to explore the garden fully. Once inside the garden its a 30 minute uphill walk to the garden. It may a bit challenging for some. However you can pay and ride the golf cart instead of walking. However if you can walk, walk it so you can take your time. Take your bathing suit just in case you are able to swim in the waterfall. You will get lots of great pictures. Nice spots in the garden for a picnic. I will definitely go back.
Written October 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cheryl0000
Port Macquarie, Australia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We went to the Falls today. We are a group of 5 all over 65 years. They charge $25 usd to get in. Another $10 each way in a cart. So we elected to go on our own up the winding path 3/4 there we were told there is no water in the falls. WHY WERE WE NOT INFORMED ABOUT THAT ON PAYING AND BEFORE I nearly passed out with heat . NOT HAPPY AT ALL.....
Written October 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BigDawg W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful scenery while doing an easy comfortable hike. Great for just getting out the house. Bring bug spray, the mosquitos are really disrespectful.
Written October 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 192
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

WAIMEA WATERFALL: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All Oahu HotelsOahu Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Oahu
All things to do in Oahu
Day Trips in Oahu
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars