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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
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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Lehi, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful falls--easy access. Be sure and drive up in the canyon--the trees and vegetation are wonderful.

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful view of the falls. Wish they trimmed back the bushes just a bit but worth the short drive. No hiking, simply park and walk to the wall to see them.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Wailua Falls, along with the nearby Opaekaa Falls, showcases the great natural beauty of Kaua’i! Accessing Wailua Falls is easy, requiring a scenic ten minute drive off the main road, Highway 56. At the end of Maalo Road, a small parking area provides great views of the falls. Even if you do not have much time, this is a great... More

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Arroyo Grande
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place can get crowded and the road in can be a bit of a challenge. Once you get parked, it is an easy walk to view the falls. I did not see any trails from here, so really it is just a small road and a pretty view. In the morning, a rainbow forms across the waterfall and it... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have come to these falls twice. We came on each visit to Kuaai. It is nice to see, but we did not find them to be spectacular. There must need to be a very lot of rain for them to be spectacular. Perhaps I am just spoiled by the many beautiful waterfalls here in Canada, especially the ones in... More

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Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

All waterfalls are beautiful and you get a decent view of this one but what you want to do is experience a waterfall not just look at it. You can find lots of waterfalls on Kauai that you can swim under and that's fun. Try a kayak trip to Secret Falls or a easy hike to Ho'opiki Falls. Both relatively... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Free attraction that is in the town of Lihue, HI so do not think you have to drive to Wailua to see it. Look for the green sign off the main highway, turn off and drive all the way down a two lane road about as far as you can go towards the mountains. There are some places to park... More

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Buffalo, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wailua Falls is the waterfall featured in the few opening minutes of “Fantasy Island.” It is beautiful in the show opening and is even more stunning in person. It is generally a double waterfall but is sometimes a triple or a single depending on the amount of water flow. It is very accessible and is close to the viewing area... More

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

These falls are definitely pretty but nothing especially unique. This is just a quick stop but I would be willing to return to see it under different circumstances since it seems the falls appearance can change.

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Northville, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Do not miss going to Wailua Falls. It is worth the drive and absolutely spectacular. It is so easy to get to and the road is really good.

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