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A few blocks MAUKA (inland towards the mountain) from Waikiki Beach

A short walk from Kalakaua Avenue is an interesting drainage canal built in the former Waikiki swamp reclaimed land. They have made the length of the canal a beautiful park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from Kalakaua Avenue is an interesting drainage canal built in the former Waikiki swamp reclaimed land. They have made the length of the canal a beautiful park, albeit a narrow strip of a coconut tree lined park. Lots of interesting wildlife. You can see the endemic Koloa Hawaiian duck which is in the Mallard duck family –... More 

Thank DYA717
Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked along the Ala Wai in January 2011 on the way home from Leonard's bakery on Kapahulu. Many fish swimming near the side walk. Also, rowing centre is located on the other side of the canal beside the municipal golf course. Palm trees on both sides of the road. Nice view of the mountains in the distance with homes and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The canal cuts right thru the heart of Waikiki and ends up by the Ala Wai Yacht Harbour. It's a great place to walk, jog or run on a side walk right along the canal. Searched in vane for any place to rent a canoe but jogging was very good. Especially as the beach is too crowded and even the... More 

Thank Chinapjs
San Diego, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went to go see the Outriggers, but were to late, but was pretty walking by the water and seeing all the fish in the water, very clear. Nice paved pathway for walking or running.

Thank Luann H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We walked along the canal from our hotel. It was good to see the locals out on the water in the canoes. A bit of relaxing open space in the busy City.

Thank Bruce M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The old Ala Wai Canal! Allot has changed since 1977 in Waikiki! the old Ala Wai Canal used to be so polluted with rubbish and it reeked of raw sewage. Now it is all cleaned up and actually looks very picturesque. We rented a Condo in the Waikiki Beach Condominiums at the corner of 444 Nahua and Ala Wai Blvd.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

The canal was actually created to catch the run-off from the mountains to prevent it going through to Waikiki Beach. Now the canal is used for those who practice rowing and canoeing. For those who enjoy running or even taking long walks, this is a nice spot of at least 3 miles in length. It is a great way to... More 

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The canal offers some rowing and quiet water sport activities. There are a few base camps of homeless people at either end. It's definitely a day place, I wouldn't cruise around here at night.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Take a stroll along the canal in midday to get out of the hot sun. Shade trees along most of the pathway. Watch the rowers. You will come to the Convention centre with it's water fall features.

Thank Raroboy
Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of my go to spots for running. It's a nice 3 mile out and back, no elevation. Plenty of side walk room not having to worry about bumping into people. Choice of pavement running or there is a bike/pedestrian cut trail in the grass. Best part not having to cross streets or worry about traffic. For a... More 

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