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Wailua Falls

Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #36 of 228 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A popular waterfall attraction.
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A popular waterfall attraction.
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Edmonton, Canada
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253 reviews 253 reviews
70 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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107 attraction reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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284 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
34 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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Eugene, Oregon
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140 reviews 140 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Is a narrow and in some spots very curvy, but worth the drive to the overlook. Loved the falls and the area.

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice view of falls from road. Not very much parking and lots of chain link fencing to prevent hiking to bottom of waterfall..pretty view from road and quick side trip.

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