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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-1582
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Get Out and Stretch Your Legs

We just stopped and walked the boardwalk and a bit of the beach for a break from driving but if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FarFlungStarling
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Easy nature walk

The Kealia Pond is visible from Highway 31 on the way to Kihei. There is a parking lot between the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie K
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Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (19 reviews)
“bird watching” (16 reviews)
“visitor center” (16 reviews)
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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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"nice walk"
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"bird watching"
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"visitor center"
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"sugar beach"
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"long boardwalk"
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"kihei road"
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"marshy area"
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"night herons"
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"nature walk"
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"great nature"
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"local birds"
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"worth a stop"
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"bring your camera"
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"access points"
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"educational signs"
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"elevated boardwalk"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped and walked the boardwalk and a bit of the beach for a break from driving but if you read the sign boards there is a lot of interesting information about this last remaining wetland on Maui, it's history, migrating visitors, species now...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kealia Pond is visible from Highway 31 on the way to Kihei. There is a parking lot between the 1 and 2 mile markers and if that is full, pull up off the highway on the side of the road just past the parking...More

Thank Marie K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of birds to watch. Nice boardwalk to use. Parking is available. I would go in the morning. Bring a pair of binoculars

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here and it was not crowded at all. We had a great view of the open plain and the mountains. Everything was so lush and green. Kids had a great time bird watching. The adults just enjoyed the walk. It's a very very...More

1  Thank Janice W
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This was a nice little stop on the way back from the Maui Tropical Plantation to Kihei. We parked in a small lot near the boardwalk since it looked like a nice place for a walk and had access to the beach too. We didn't...More

Thank Lee J
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop and watch for wildlife, especially bird life. While the best times are early morning, we were able to see some native species in the pond without much difficulty. The visitor center helps put things in perspective and the...More

Thank ECL
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Parking is hard to come by in the afternoon but well worth the time if you can find a place. There is a lot of wildlife and beautiful views

Thank Lillian M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It is about 15 minutes drive from Kihei on your way to Lana. We came by sunset which was perfect time. There is a boardwalk next to the beach and the pools. You can see some birds, but don' t expect much. The walk is...More

Thank iliveinmexico
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We visited shortly before sunset, good choice! Very quiet/few people, and which the visitors centre was closed, we walked the short raised boardwalk, then diverted to the beach for a long walk (Sugar Beach?). Great views of both South Mail, as well as Maalaea Harbor,...More

Thank pudman43
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My wife and I took a walk along the boardwalk here in the early morning, what a delightful place, lots of birds, right by beach, informative and interesting, nice way to spend an hour or so...

Thank guyw77
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Wayner453
18 November 2016|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
This a wonderful free activity. Go in the morning before it gets too warm. Great bird watching. Parking can be problematic. Take your time.
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