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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” (233 reviews)
“short drive” (156 reviews)
Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dirve to the falls is only several miles and once you’re there the view is spectacular! It’s so amazing we could actually drive this close to these beautiful falls. There’s not a lot of parking but people don’t stay long so if you wait...More

Thank carolfB446BX
Reviewed 3 days ago

Touted as one of Kauai's best waterfalls, a "must see"; remembered from the opening of "Fantasy Island". Easy to reach from the main highway. But the side road near it is narrow and small parking lot can be crowded. Lots of brush in the way...More

Thank KurtAndWendy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! Hiked down the very slick and muddy trail to the base of the falls. Got mosquito bitten, dirty and soaked from the mist. Well worth the effort and a true Indiana Jones experience. The view from the top was great as well.

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are so many water falls on Kauai, and this is a must stop. Lots of view points, doesn't take a long time and you can easily fit this in if you are doing a drive on the west side up toward Hanalei and Ka'a...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove and were not disappointed. There is parking and it is limited. However everyone takes a look and so there are parking spots constantly coming available. The falls are impressive with a large amount of water.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The falls were really flowing after the recent rain during the night. So beautiful. Place to park, easy walk to rail to view falls. Great photo location.

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wailua Falls on Maui (not the one on Kauai) is about 7 miles past the town of Hana. It's a gorgeous waterfall and you can even take a swim in it.

Thank WhereintheusisMikey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing waterfall close to Lihue, great shots of the great beauty of Kauai, in the mountains and sea.

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to see this after our tubing adventure. Beautiful falls. Easy drive. You can see these falls without hiking or kayaking. Highly recommend!

Thank scp427
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike is a bit rough but so worth taking to see the Falls. Asbolutely beautiful!! The water was really flowing the day we went. Take plenty of water and snacks for the hike back.

Thank cruzerjann
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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.