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Wailua Falls

Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: The waterfalls are beautiful but you can only view them from the end of a long, dead-end, winding road of fields, up high. There is limited parking... more »
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting Wailua Falls. It's so beautiful and wasn't crowded when we went. I went for a swim at the bottom of the falls and had a great time.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The waterfalls on Kauai do not disappoint. This island has amzaing views and the Wailua Falls are just one of many on the island. Such a great experience.

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NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We got the opportunity to see the falls from air and by land. Loved the air view (Wings over Kauai). The road to the falls ends in a cul-de-sac with cars parked all over, it was painful trying to turn and get back. The view of the falls itself was ok from the road. People were hopping over fence and... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It was a nice walk to the falls - We did not get to swin at the pool. Something to concider next time we are in Oahu.

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San Jose
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Easy to get too. Parking can be tricky so be prepared for it. Wailua Falls are beautiful and something that should be visited when in Kauai

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiflul, but you can only see from side of the road, there is no safe access, we saw people climbing over fence, but it didn't look safe, there were even a couple swimming in the falls, but there was absolutely no way to get there safely, I assume they were locals who knew the way.

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Hayward, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The falls are beautiful, but the parking lot can be a nightmare. Not much time is needed when visiting. Short drive outside Lihue.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We took a kayak from the Kamokila Village. The road to the village is narrow, steep and windy...fortunately, it is also short. The kayak portion was also a short trip, so don't worry about getting too tired. The hike to the falls has you scrambling over rocks, up inclines and crossing some water (with the aid of a rope to... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Since we were staying at the Kauai Marriott, this was an easy sight to get to, took about 10-15 mins and it was an easy drive right to the lookout.

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Roanoke, VA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I can't add any addiitional, but it's a must see. The parking lot is small, but we had plenty of parking.

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