Waimea Valley, located along the North Shore, is a place unlike any other. Open to the public daily as a visitor attraction, it is at its core, a very sacred and historical site.
With its lush valleys, abundant resources and free-flowing streams, Waimea Valley was given to the kahuna nui (high priests) as early as 1092 AD. Kahuna nui were experts in their field of study, whether individuals were expert healers, fishermen or prophets. Their roles were important to the ali‘i (chiefly class) and maka‘āinana (common classes). Being the home to many of the kahuna class, Waimea Valley came be known as “The Valley of the Priests.”
Waimea Valley's advice to visitors is to “Come ready to explore and learn!” Ideal for all ages, Waimea Valley has unique wildlife, historical sites, cultural and botanical tours, the waterfall, Hawaiian games, a gift shop, plus food at the Na Mea Ono snack bar. Get ready for a full day of fun!
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