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Wailua Falls, Lihue

4.3
#3 of 23 in Nature in Kauai
Although Wailua Falls once served as a jumping point for proving manhood, today the natural wonder is a popular destination for hikers and photographers. Normally, the falls split into two streams, and occasionally break into three; they can become one wild stream during particularly rainy periods. A short walk from the parking area will deliver you to a view from above. A longer hike down through the forest gives you a view from the bottom up. This hike is steep, muddy, and slippery, so it is usually discouraged. If you decide to give it a try, take plenty of water and bug spray. Use our Lihue itinerary builder to add Wailua Falls and other attractions to your Lihue vacation plans.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is so perfect to see if you have to fly out that day and go see something quickly. Its close enough to the airport. And you drive right up to the location. Parking is limited but the turnover is ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Are beautiful waterfalls in Hawaiian vegetation. Not among the highest, powerful or beautiful I have ever seen but if you go past the coconut coast see. It always pays to observe the magnificence of nature.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The parking spot is relatively small and there are almost no reversing ways (especially if people somehow Park). Also drove many people into the already full car park in and out it was therefore very difficult (when only one lane on the even a drone "emergency landing"). The falls themselves were worth a few photos for us and then it was already down to the car. Are not necessary in my opinion.
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