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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

#15 of 56 things to do in Kihei Features Animals
Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-1582
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May better at another time of day or year

We visited about 10:00 am 9 May. There was not much wildlife to be seen. Perhaps at another time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Stop and Take the Boardwalk

The Walkway along the Pond and the beach takes about 10 minutes if you're in a hurry…it could take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mokulele Highway, Milepost Six, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-875-1582
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited about 10:00 am 9 May. There was not much wildlife to be seen. Perhaps at another time of day or year the opportunities are better. Nice walk though. The boardwalk is well constructed. A washroom would be a nice addition. Also did some...More

Thank Dave1xyz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Walkway along the Pond and the beach takes about 10 minutes if you're in a hurry…it could take much longer than that if you look for the wildlife described in the exhibits along the way and take a detour to Sugar Beach. Maps indicate...More

Thank glitterix
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Located on 310 between mile 1 & 2, the refuge can only be entered from the Lahaina direction; just drive past it and turn around. There aren't a lot of parking spaces here but not too many people stop here so we had no problem...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

When you think you have seen and done it all, spend a quiet hour walking the boardwalk through this wildlife reserve. Sometimes quite windy. Kids might see a turtle, although we did not.

Thank charlesodonnell
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very peaceful. No crowd. Good place to stretch your legs and watch a few birds. Walk was muddy so don't wear good shoes. binoculars or good zoom on your camera is helpful

Thank AmyWren
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Cool place to checkout birds and just walk the beach. Check out the tidepools for sure. Not snokle friendly to rocky.

Thank hkbooher
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had visited the wildlife refuge in September and again in February. What a change with more water comes more birds. It is an easy walk along the boardwalk and the information provided adds to the enjoyment of the walk. It doesn't take a long...More

Thank coast_to_coast_250
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There is only one way in to the small parking area. Coming from the Lahaina side it is one way in (if you're coming from Kihei side there's no left turn). But it's worth the little bit of trouble to go there. Take the nice...More

1  Thank williephips
Reviewed 25 February 2017

When the gate is open you can drive and park near the ponds. Probably best to go at sunrise or sunset while birds may come back for the night.

Thank Dudee
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This refuge is easy to reach between Lahaina and Kihei. An elevated walk over the ponds gives a vantage point to see some migratory birds and the local resident birds in a natural setting. access points to the beach are located at several points along...More

1  Thank Pat436
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what is the cost of admission?
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.