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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” (235 reviews)
“short drive” (156 reviews)
Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm glad we were on our way to the Hindu Monastery because I would have been bummed if we drove more than 10 minutes to get here. You get to see a waterfall through a fence while standing in a parking lot. Don't get me...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Down a 4 mile winding road are these beautiful appearing to be twin falls. Can only see from the bridge above, but still magnificent views. Highly recommend.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy drive to view a pretty amazing waterfall. However, after viewing for a couple of minutes and taking some pictures probably not much else to stick around four.

Thank DENNIS h
Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice view of the falls, worth the quick little side trip. Nothing too crazy. 20 minutes tops out of the way.

Thank DasLebenIstGut
Reviewed 5 days ago

The week we were there was rainy, overcast, and not all that warm. We still had the best time. We rented the kayak/canoes from the Hawaiian village and parked them before trekking up to the falls. Slipping in the ruts, sliding on the mud, and...More

Thank cindigary
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an easy drive to get to Wailua Falls. However I was generally unimpressed with the lookout point. It didn't seem to offer the best views of the falls. I've read there are hiking trails down to the bottom but they're marked off by...More

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall - easy to drive to and so beautiful. You cannot actually get to the bottom, but the view is spectacular. Lots of locals selling coconut water and banana bread - I highly recommend the banana bread!

1  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you think of Hawaii you think a beautiful waterfalls palm trees and gorgeous beaches well this twin waterfalls is beautiful and worth visiting

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the famed sight of the falls for Fantasy Island. It is kind of hard to imagine it that way but is still beautiful and a worthwhile place to see.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a waterfall that is easy to get to, drive up and enjoy. No cost for parking, and an easy drive. A treasure waiting for you.

Thank _rev_wwm
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Judy V | Reviewed this property |
No we did not. Sorry
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
23 April 2017|
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Response from KellyET | Reviewed this property |
It's not particularly steep, but can be problematic during rainy periods. Active terms and adults should have no problems. Then there's the nice dip in the pool at the end.