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Papapapaitai Falls

Address: Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Ranked #18 of 40 things to do in Apia
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls that plunge 500 feet...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls that plunge 500 feet into a volcanic crater, surrounded by a lush rain forest.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The waterfall is pretty magnificent, but you can only see it from an overgrown pot-hole filled carpark across the valley. Is worth a 10 minute photo stop if you are already making your way across the island, but I wouldnt recommend making a special trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Most amazing water fall to see. The surrounding beauty makes it worth stopping and taking photos of!!

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Coffs Harbour
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

nice to look at only need to stop by for a few minutes as falls are very fair in the distance and dont photograph too well. can be very hazy out there so ask locals/ driver best time for a nice clear view. can be quite brown during heavy rains still worth a look

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Palmerston North
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lots of fish and sea life to view in a natural environment. It is easily accessed being close to the Marina. Snorkel hire is readily available.

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On the Road
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm only giving this a 3 because I only viewed by the lookout. So: the falls are amazing from the view but it would be better if I could get closer. I'm not aware of any trails down to the bottom.

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Istanbul
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stoped by the road to see the falls and take pictures.The falls are so far away that it looks like a thread in photos.İf you stop,stop only for 5 minutes.İt is enough.

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The waterfalls on Upolu are lovely and this one is, as I said...quite spectacular! We were in Samoa at the start of the wet season and our Guide said it's even better once there's been heavy rains. The view to the falls across the valley is stunning and very accessible. We stopped on another day to have a second look!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

These falls are mania (Beautiful). I suggest you hire a car for a couple of three days and drive around the island. This is a must

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A short ride out of Apia.Several small waterfalls along the river.I suppose it was worth the time,went with a bunch of others and that made it better.

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Cairns, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Really breathtaking, worth the stop on the road. You will need a sunny day to truly appreciate the view.

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