Daily Operating Hours:

Open Monday through Sunday 9 am to 5 pm

Waimea Valley will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Swimming at the waterfall is dependent on daily waterfall conditions. Lifeguards make the swim call for the day at 9 am. Call 808-638-7766 for swimming status.

*Hours subject to change during summer hours or special events.

Wahi ʻĀina snack bar is open 10 am to 4:30 pm menu

Kikoni Bar open 10:30 am to 4 pm menu

Hale Kope Coffee House  7 am to 4 pm menu

Wailele Snack Shop 10 am -4 pm (located at the waterfall turnaround)

Location of Waimea Valley on O‘ahu:

On the North Shore of Oahu across from Waimea Bay:

Mailing Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712

GPS Address: Waimea Valley Road, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 (enter this address on your GPS for directions)

Main Line (808) 638-7766

Map of Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley Bird Guide

Admission Fees:

General Admission to the Valley:

Visiting Adult                                           $25

Visiting Senior                                         $18 (age 62+)

Visiting Student                                      $18 (college student must present I.D.)

Visiting Child                                           $14 (ages 4-12)

Visiting Group Rate                                $20 (per person - group of over 10 Adults)


Kama'aina (Hawaii resident)/Military

To qualify for Kama'aina/Military rates you must present a valid ID at the time of admission. Pricing is subject to change without notice.

Adult                                                                                            $10.00 each

Senior (age 62+)                                                                          $8.00 each

Student (college student must present I.D.)                          $8.00 each

Child (ages 4-12)                                                                         $6.00 each

Group Rate (per person - group of over 10 Adults)              $8.00

For Kama’aina (Hawaii Local Resident)  and Military

Individual Annual Pass                                                                                                 $30.00

Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 6 children under the age of 18)                          $60.00

Lifetime                                                                                                                           $600

Shuttle Transportation **STARTING APRIL 1ST 2021**

Shuttle transportation available from Hale Ho'ike to Wailele waterfall turns around. The first shuttle starts at 9:45 am.

One-way $10 each person

Wagon rental is available for $10 a wagon. You may rent the wagon at the ticket booth upon admission. 


Please inquire at the Visitor Center or Ticket Booth for more information on times and locations.

Na La‘au Hawai‘i: What’s Blooming Botanical Tour

Join Waimea Valley’s Botanical Staff as they take you on an educational walk through Waimea Valley to see rare and seasonal “blooming” plants from here in Hawai‘i and all around the world. This is a complimentary tour, free of charge (with paid admission). 

Location: Ticket booth

Time: 12:30 PM Every Day


Hele Wawae Mo‘olelo: History Walk

Come join our Alaka‘i (guides) as they take you on a historical walk through the Valley. Discover Waimea Valley’s rich history, visit Kauhale our traditional Hawaiian living site, learn about Hawaiian agriculture, and more. 

This tour generally runs for around 30 minutes. If you have any questions please feel free to ask a cashier at the ticket booth. This is a complimentary tour, free of charge (with paid admission).

Location: Starts at the ticket booth, ends at Kau Hale

Time: Every day, 1 pm


Na Mea Pa‘ani: Hawaiian Games  

Stop by our Hawaiian game site and learn to play traditional games of Hawai‘i. Participate in ‘ulu maika and moa pahe‘e (games of skill), konane (game of strategy) and ‘o‘o ‘ihe (game of strength). Our Valley staff will be present to demonstrate these games at 11 am and 3 pm. Good family fun! 

Location: Hawaiian Game Site

Time: Inquire at the ticket booth

Please call the Cultural Programs Coordinator at (808)-638-5860 to confirm the cultural activities schedule.


We came here to see Waimea Falls. The drive was perfect with little to no traffic as we drove along the beach and plantations. The place itself is so vast and beautiful that we ended up spending several hours walking around. It was then nice getting to the falls to take a dip to cool down. We learned that there was a movie being filmed at the time of our visit, but we couldn't tell. It was peaceful wherever we went. It's a must see place for anyone visiting Hawaii.

Rochelle M.

Finally got to come here hike for a little bit to see the Waimea Falls. its a short paved walk for about 20-30 minutes depends on how fast you walk. as we were walking to the water fall we saw some workers cut down some bananas and let us try some. it was very very good. once we got to the waterfall omg what a beautiful site. you will need to get life vest before enter the water. please tip the folks who are giving out the life vest. I do also see that they have a couple of lifeguards on duty in case anything happens. such a nice time to enjoy the scenery there

John S.

What an incredible day! Was easy to find, great signage. buying tickets online was also super easy to navigate. The hike was great, beautiful scenery along the way and all paved. Great rest stops along the way as well. The best was the waterfall where you could swim. Very well organized with mandatory life jackets available and a team of staff explaining how to stay safe. One of the highlights of our trip. Amazing little hidden gem!

Ashlie W.