Moon Walk

We are very excited to bring back the community's favorite event, Moon Walk.

The first Moon Walk kicks off in May with the last event in October 2022. 

May 14
June 11
July 8
August 5
September 3
October 8

The event program for each Moon Walk date is as follows:

$10 entry fee for ages 4 and up

3 years old and younger are free

(no reservation necessary)

There will be 2 entry times only for the Moon Walk.

Food and Beverages will be available at Bar Kikoni, Wahi ‘Āina, Hale Kope located in the Visitor Center.

Please note no food or drinks of any kind will be allowed past the ticket booth. 

A very special tour of Kauhale at night will be made available for all those who care to join. 

6:30 pm  Bar Kikoni, Wahi ‘Āina Grill, and Hale Kope Coffee House open

8 pm ticket booth Moon Walk entry opens 

Oli and cultural overview at Hale Hō'ike 

Walk starts 

8:30 pm Second Group entry opens

Oli and cultural overview at Hale Hō'ike 

2nd Walk starts 

9 pm Bar Kikoni, Wahi ‘Āina Grill, and Hale Kope Coffee House closes

9:30 pm waterfall area is cleared out

10 pm all guests and staff exit the Valley

For questions and inquiries please contact 808 638 5858 or email 


What time will the ticket booth open for Moon Walk admission?

The ticket booth will open at 7:45 pm for the 8 pm entry and will let the first group in. The ticket booth will stay open to have the second group enter at 8:30 pm to purchase tickets. Once the second group at 8:30 pm enters no one will be allowed into the Valley. 

Can I make reservations/prepay for the Moon Walk?

No, we will not be doing any reservations or prepaid tickets for the Moon Walk. We will not be taking reservations for dinner either. Reservations will not be necessary for dinner. The grill will be a walk-up first come first serve. 

Can I take the food or drinks I purchased at Waimea Valley into the Moon Walk? Or can I bring my own food and drinks to the Moon Walk?

No food or beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) will be allowed into the  Moon Walk. Both purchased and items brought from home will have to go back to your car or be tossed in the trash can before entering the Moon Walk. 

What happens after I buy my ticket?

We will be taking in groups, 50 at a time. Donʻt worry you will all be able to enter. No need to rush or push your way in. Once you have entered you will be greeted at Hale Ho’ike. Here we will conduct a cultural overview, oli Hawaiian chant, and safety guidelines.   

Can I wear my slippahs (sandals) on the walk?

Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in but keep in mind the roads to the waterfall are paved but they do have their bumps and dips. Walk slowly and listen to the staff members that are here to make sure you have a pleasant and safe walk.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No, pets are not allowed at Waimea Valley at any time. Only service animals that are ADA compliant will be allowed in the Valley. 

Can we swim at the waterfall?


What time does the event end?

The waterfall area will close at 9:45 pm everyone must be out of the Valley by 10 pm.

Are flashlights allowed?

Yes, flashlights and the flashlights on your phone are allowed but please do not point them at the plants, cultural sites, or other guests. The lights should be kept down at your feet. Please keep your keiki, little ones, from flashing lights at objects. To let the moonlight really glow lights should be facing down at your feet and the pathway.