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Wailua Falls, Lihue

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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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  • Kaui has many waterfalls, most can be visited only by helicopter. The Wailua falls is an abdsolutes must, you can walk through them, is not quite that simple, takes time, and requires a little practice. We have rented a car to us, are from flock the island helicopters (no doors), we did the rest by boat or with our legs. Just so you can experience the beauties of the island really our opinion.
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  • You can get a wonderful view of the spectacular Wailua Falls located at the end of the road yet within minutes of the main highway. Wailula Falls was popularized by the T.V. series Fantasy Island and ...  more »
  • Definitely worth driving to--no hiking to get to it. You get close to the waterfall and the pool below it gets a nice rainbow effect 
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  • Another awesome waterfall you should see if visiting the island of Kauai. The parking is a little tricky and if you try to get the best spot by driving all the way to the end of the road you may have a hard time turning around. If you want a little exercise, it doesn't hurt to park early and walk a little and enjoy the scenery. Pay attention to signs and don't climb over the fence. Yes, when I was there someone had jumped the fence to get the perfect photo.
  • Great looking waterfall, a few spaces where you can park for up to 20 minutes. It's a little tight in the car park and you'll find a fee traders selling drinks and souvenirs. You can't get close to the falls and must take pictures from a viewpoint above.
  • Beautiful waterfall, you have to climb to get in the pool under the fall (dangerous and you need time). Sometimes you have to wait until you get a free parkinglot.
  • Stunning waterfall! Beautiful views, don't step over the guard rail!
  • Iconic falls, prettier than I imagined they'd be.