Waterfall in Waihee Valley National Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken at a small waterfall in the Waihee Valley National Park on Oahu.
Waterfall in Waihee Valley National Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Waterfall in Waihee Valley National Park - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Waterfall in Waihee Valley National Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Waihee Valley National Park is definately off the beaten track, and about as far as you can get on Oahu from the tourists crammed on the beaches of Waikiki. Covering one of the valleys on the eastern slopes of the Ko'olau Mountains on the Windward side, the park contains unspoilt, natural rain forest of Hawaii. Instead of the sound of tourists you will be greeted with natural bird sound, and instead of hotels, surrounded by native plants and forest. One of the paths in the park leads up a small stream to this waterfall, cascading over a ridge in the mountains.
Waihee Valley is the last ahupua'a (Hawaiian land division that stretches from the uplands to the sea) on Oahu and home to Hawaiian priests from at least the 11th century. The valley was given to Hewahewa, high priest and adviser to Kamehameha the Great after the later conquered Oahu in 1797 at the battle on Nuuanu Pali. In the 1800s the land was used for fishing and farming. During the 1970's and 1980's Waihee Valley was one of the prime tourist attractions in Hawaii, but visitor figures declined in the 1990's. Visitors today are greeted with natural beauty and calm.