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Wailua Falls

Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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A popular waterfall attraction.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fantasy island” (243 reviews)
“short drive” (157 reviews)
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Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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"fantasy island"
in 243 reviews
"short drive"
in 157 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 132 reviews
"limited parking"
in 79 reviews
"easy drive"
in 76 reviews
"viewing area"
in 70 reviews
"tv show"
in 51 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 33 reviews
"parking spots"
in 32 reviews
"dead end"
in 31 reviews
"the main highway"
in 57 reviews
"nice drive"
in 27 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 43 reviews
"take pictures"
in 36 reviews
"helicopter tour"
in 25 reviews
"hike"
in 378 reviews
"lookout"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What can one say about natures beauty. Go and check it out. it's beautiful as is most places on this island!

Thank Dam614Worthington_OH
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Reviewed 2 days ago

loved the view, so pretty and peaceful. Easy to get to, for sure lots of pictures. Other wild life to see as well

Thank Anjamom
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here as we had some time to spare before our helicopter tour. The road was winding and was a dead-end at the falls. It was not busy when we went, Monday, but we heard another couple saying it was terribly busy when they...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Short drive up to these falls and a beautiful view. If there's a Hawaiian lady there selling banana bread, buy one. It's worth it.

Thank Wadingmoose
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This location is about 5 miles off of the main road but definitely worth the drive. Parking is a challenge on the weekend or if there is more the 20 cars seeing this site.

Thank billyray60
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful falls! Easy to get to. Parking a minute from the view from above. There was a guy with a pet pig there for the day apparently, and we were approached by a group looking for people to preach to. But it was beautiful even...More

Thank Kay A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The falls are just like regular any other fall . Nothing fancy . There is lookout on the road . Close from Lihue . Very very limited parking . Go there earlier in morning to get parking and take couple of pictures . Vendors who...More

Thank explore_enjoy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A pretty amazing waterfall! Parking is tight but people come and go quickly so we were able to find a spot. Easy drive up.

Thank sasknordicskier
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the detour!! And be sure to buy the banana bread or pineapple bread from the lady in the truck! It is amazing. Go early as it will still be warm and delicious!! The falls is breathtaking to see.

Thank SusanBenson
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful twin falls - and we caught it with a tiny rainbow at the bottom. The lookout is just next to the parking area - there were only a few lots but people leave quickly - you'll probably only need 15 minutes here. One of...More

Thank jellybellymelly
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Judd C
21 January 2018|
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Response from tmeebg | Reviewed this property |
Wailua Falls number one is worth the trip, but not necessary to hike to enjoy. When we went, it was raining off and on so it would be hard to tell if it was normally passable. Even so the view as are many on Kaui, a... More
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Deniseka
23 May 2017|
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Response from Judy V | Reviewed this property |
No we did not. Sorry
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sandralR2400KT
29 April 2017|
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Response from MortyNik | Reviewed this property |
You can check out the falls from the road. If there is a tyrail it will be a big downhill and probably steep down and tough to get back up. There are falls nearby that have a nice easy hike: I think the name is Hookipa... More
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