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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
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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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Suffolk, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful falls that you can reach by car. Even though you can't get close from the road, the falls are nicely framed by the nearby hills.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth the drive, very beautiful waterfalls, the parking is very limited, the falls is close to the road for easy photos.

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Brisbane, Australia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice waterfalls close to Nawiliwili. A great introduction to Kauai's stunning and unspolit natural scenery and of course famous because of it's use in many movies/TV shows.

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Tracy, California
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was well worth the side trip. Everyone young and old will enjoy the view and appreciate this little piece of Kauai.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Wailua Falls have a convenient parking lot that makes it easy to access a nice view of the falls. I know there is a way to hike down to the falls but it wasn't easily apparent to us, although we didn't look very hard. This is a nice stop as you drive to other areas but isn't a must-see... More

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Azusa, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Touristy. Close to Lihue and accessible by car without a walk but little parking and only side view. If you want to see a waterfall, go to Waimea Canyon and keep your eyes peeled along the road and stop at the turnouts. You'll see some nice ones from a distance.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Very scenic and great place to take photos. Looks like people were swimming by the falls. The drive here is quite adventurous as its all through "bushes"

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BC Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great water fall views. Watch out for the tour buses, Also watch for traffic crossing the road to the valley overlook. Locals think it is a freeway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful view. Take lots of photos. Very long drive and no signage along the way to tell how much further nor that the falls is ahead so you know that you did turn onto the right road.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just the idea of seeing a huge twin water fall so close to the road. This is where they filmed the falls in the series "Fantasy Island".

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