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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy drive, beautiful view. It rained the night before so lots of water. Not much for parking. Where they filmed the beginning of Fantasy Island

Thank Tami P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A dead end road takes you to the falls, which is at the turnaround point. We went at about 10:00am and had no trouble parking. We spent about 5 minutes admiring the falls and taking pictures, and then left. A local vendor was selling trinkets...More

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It took us about 20 minutes for drive from our resort in Kapaa to the falls. Parking is very limited at the end of the road so something needs to be done about this. The waterfall is beautiful with height about 100 to 140 feet....More

Thank asiana747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we always take a short ride up the see the Wailua Falls as it is beautiful. One year we even saw two wild boars . That was great seeing them in the wild.

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls can be easily reached by car. There were swimmers below the falls so there must be a way to hike in for the adventurous

1  Thank Bookworms2010
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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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