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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089619540
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Description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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Must do/see. Pretty ++ Can reach by walking up fromdowntown, but a 'good hike'! Not for the faint of heart. The walk down would prove to be MUCH easier. Poeple can climb right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hilo, Hawaii
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Beautiful waterfall and easy to get to. There's not even a hike just right out of the parking lot. It's a nice spot to see the waterfall and if the sun hits just right, there's a fantastic rainbow.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. The story that I have read is that before he became King, Kamehameha hid his father's body in the cave under these falls here in Hilo, fearing that his father's enemies would use the opportunity of his father's death to take power themselves. This gave the young monarch time to consolidate his father's resources and solidify his footing as... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful falls near Hilo. There's also a huge climbable banyon tree that was very popular as well! Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The beauty of Hawaii. You can travel to Maui, or any Island but this is Hawaii at her finest. During the Hurricane it was amazing to see just how much water really flows. Awesome spot to relax and enjoy nature.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Must do/see. Pretty ++ Can reach by walking up fromdowntown, but a 'good hike'! Not for the faint of heart. The walk down would prove to be MUCH easier. Poeple can climb right alonside the falls, (but we were too chicken-hearted.)

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took the Hoppa On Hoppa Off bus around Hilo and this was one of the stops. The driver offered to stay for 15 minutes so we could take pictures and get right back on the same bus, rather than waiting for the next bus. This is what we did. Later, we found out if we'd have stayed longer, we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a really lovely place to visit. I was only here briefly as part of a bus tour but it was one of my favourite stops. No rainbow when we were there but still a great scene and good for taking some photos. I highly recommend it and wish I could have spent more time there.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a picnic spot. If you are lucky enough, you can spot a rainbow. There is not much to write about either. A small waterfall with easy access. There is a bounded spot from which you can see the waterfalls. Not a must see. But it is very close to Hilo. So, if you are around, just pay a... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This waterfall, like all in Hawaii, has its own special charm. But to see a rainbow you have to be very lucky. It depends lot on the weather. To dependency of the period or the weather, there may be a lot of visitors, and also take some nice pictures it would be a great undertaking.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This lovely waterfall is easily accessible and close to the parking lot. It had two falls on the day we visited. Climb the staircase if you are able. The view from the top is good too. It's free of course.

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Address: Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089619540
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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