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Address: Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley

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Worth the effort but know where to go!

We were a bit unnerved by some of the guidebooks explanations that this is sacred ground and post phony signs to keep tourists out- I'm glad we went anyways! We had a AWD vehicle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited last March 2014. We were on our way to take a horseback ride in the valley and in the van we stopped to look at the falls. Had to travel down Waipio Road which lots of people who were driving it had a 4 wheeler, jeep or 4x4. We also walked all the way down to the black... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were a bit unnerved by some of the guidebooks explanations that this is sacred ground and post phony signs to keep tourists out- I'm glad we went anyways! We had a AWD vehicle but were nervous about taking it down (signs posted indicating AWD not allowed down waiipo valley)- took us 4hrs round trip to hike down, to falls,... More 

6 Thank aeackerm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are in drought and the falls have not been as active in 2013. And they are stunning, I think the tallest free falling falls in Hawaii.

2 Thank Jacqueline H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The walk to the falls is through a tropical jungle, worth the trip alone. The falls, particularly after rains, is a breathtaking sight and the access well done.Lock your cars however, and if you aren't athletic, take the left trail.

9 Thank 22Kay

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