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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
Description: A popular waterfall attraction.
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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Parking by the falls is challenging. But be patient. Some vendors in the parking area are good value

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Parking by the falls is challenging. But be patient. Some vendors in the parking area are good value

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Los Angeles
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The falls are lovely and the drive to the falls is interesting. However, the parking is a nightmare. Go early or late or park before the viewing area and walk in. The street is a dea end street with a small parking lot. It requires backing out to turn around, but the incoming cars block the parked cars. The result... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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70 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The spectacular nature of the falls, like others, is based on the amount of water. We went after a heavy shower. What a show! This falls is easily seen from the road but prepare your heart because some folks stand on the stone wall at the edge of the road overlooking the falls. Seeing this made my heart stop twice.... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Easy to find and view from the road lookout but there is also a climb down a trail to get to the bottom. Not real difficult if dry. Climb over the fence to the right and hold on!

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great waterfalls, local Hawaiian people very nice. Would be even better if there was a safe tract to the bottom of the falls this would attract many more tourists. Also to widen the parking area at the top.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You literally drive right up to these falls and there is an overlook. Honestly the falls are a bit hard to see or perhaps just don't have their best view from the overlook. I don't think it would be that hard to build a platform here offering tourists a better view of the Fantasy Island waterfalls. Very low effort for... More 

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Long winding dead end road, and you cant get lost. Stay on the road and you will come to a nice size circle to turn around in. Everyone just parks along the road, and walks over to see the falls. They are beautiful. If you are there when it rains, than definitely make the trip because the falls will be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just 4 miles from Poipu. We saw the sign and drove up. Just a place to see the falls. No where to hike. Park and look and snap a few pictures

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Minnesota
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

There is ample parking and the road is not a bad drive to see the beautiful falls. Even though it is posted no vendors, there were vendors there, but they weren't aggressive at all. It is a short drive off of the main road and worth the time to go and see it.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice drive to the falls. It would help if the county trimmed back the brush for a better view. A few birds soaring were a plus.

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