Waimea Valley, home to one of Hawaii’s most scenic historical nature parks and botanical gardens, is the ideal spot to soak in some family-fun while exploring in your minivan rental from Little Hawaii Rent A Car. Pack up the family, and get ready to experience one of Oahu’s hidden gems! It’s no secret that Hawaii is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Today we’ll highlight just one of the breathtaking locales that have been attracting visitors for decades: Waimea Valley.
With each footstep through Waimea Valley, you’ll be walking through a shining example of Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage. The botanical garden side of the park features generously shaded paths, surrounded by lush, towering trees as well as vibrant plant life including hibiscus, bromeliads, bamboo, heliconia, and more. The gardens also feature examples of traditional Pacific cultures, most specifically Hawaiian.
Take a Dip
The gorgeous garden paths lead to Waihi Falls, a large swimming hole and waterfall located at the head of Waimea Valley. The water is said to be some of the cleanest on the island, as it passes only through undeveloped areas. With shallow areas for the kids and up to 30-feet deep in parts, this swimming hole is the perfect mixture for a day out with the family.
What to Bring
Remember these items for smooth sailing for your visit out to Waimea Valley:
- Swimming gear (bathing suit, towel)
- Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses)
- Comfortable shoes (for walking the garden)
- Cash (for the snack bar – don’t forget to grab some shaved ice)
What to Know
Location: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Cost: Adults: $10, Children 4-12: $6
Parking: Free, on-site parking (perfect for an economical trip in your minivan rental)
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Are you ready to take your family to Waimea Valley and explore its serene natural beauty? Contact Little Hawaii Rent A Car at 808-347-2886 to request a rental from our trustworthy, affordable fleet. We have the perfect minivan rental to take your family on your next great adventure.