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Kawai Nui Marsh

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Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Kawainui is a Treasure

I worked in and around Kawainui for many years. It is a cultural and biologic treasure. There are... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Ken L
The state's largest wetlands

I usually ride my bicycle along the levee. It's a nice ride through the state's largest wetland... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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“nice walk” (3 reviews)
“kailua town” (2 reviews)
“parking lot” (2 reviews)
Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I worked in and around Kawainui for many years. It is a cultural and biologic treasure. There are two major Heiau in the sanctuary, Ulupo and Pohaku O Hauwahine. Check out the reviews for both, they are worth a visit. Kawainui is a closed wildlife...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I usually ride my bicycle along the levee. It's a nice ride through the state's largest wetland. Always interesting.

Thank johnlN8276DY
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If your a visitor you need a map or google. We enjoyed walking the path next to the wall for a couple miles from the freeway to the small park at the end. Lots of birds and waterfowl along the way. Parking is easy in...More

Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I saw many birds along the trail. It was worthwhile for seeing marsh birds. Couple of things to know ... 1. The trail is mostly paved. There's a brief part between the parking lot and the start of the trail that is not paved, but...More

Thank Emkay48910
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a great effort to preserve this area and the eco-habitat in the marsh; which is a commitment to limit growth in Kailua

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's a nice short walk and if you are staying or living in the area certainly a good place to visit. I took the bus from Honolulu and spent more time on transit than being there. It's not meant to be a tourist attraction but...More

Thank anegge
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Kawainui Marsh is a wetlands area with a dyke road running from Kailua Road to a small parking area at the end of Kaha Street in Kailua. It offers a beautiful view of the Ko'olau mountains and is especially nice early in the morning when...More

Thank luvcruzin2
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Outside Kailua visitors will find an expanse of open country different from most in Hawaii. There never were many wetlands in the islands thanks to the vertical topography. Wetlands are nature's nursery where babies are born and the food chain begins. That describes this waterfowl...More

Thank KulaBob
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Go early in the morning; go towards sundown. The colors of the mountains and the marsh change constantly; the variety of birds and other fauna enjoying the surroundings is never ending. The marsh is populated by lovely cattails and greenery of all kinds, much of...More

Thank BailsB43
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There is a walkway along the marsh which is a pleasant stroll to view the marsh. It gets hot so go early in morning or late afternoon. No parking-have to park in Kailua town and walk along highway to get to entrance.

Thank Chart103
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