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“Better view if you are tall” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls
Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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$234*
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Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A popular waterfall attraction.
Encinitas, California, United States
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“Better view if you are tall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

4 miles inland from the highway, you look down to the falls.

That said it is beautiful after a rain.

Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“awesome falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

we flew over them - outstanding local and natural attraction. limited parking. this is what Kauai is all about - a stunning number of attractions that you do not have to pay for and quite honestly always exceed your expectations because the local tourism industry have wisely chosen to manage and not over brand this amazing island. we experienced after a day of ran so the falls were spectacular

Visited January 2014
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Bellevue, Washington
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“Must see waterfall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This a case where the hassle of parking and turning around is worth the view of one of the best falls on the island. There is a safety fence that makes photographing the falls a little difficult, but there is a trail down to the river for the sure-footed only!

Visited October 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Double falls close to main road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Wailua Falls was a 20 minute stop on our group tour. It had rained heavily the previous day, so the falls were running full. Even one of the secondary falls which sprays out through a lava tube was active. To get a good photo of the falls, you'll need a good zoom lens, because the falls is back a ways from the viewing area.

Visited January 2014
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Tempe, Arizona
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“great views of tremendous falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

we were there in the afternoon after a significant morning rain and the falls were huge. The viewing area is small with limited parking. Lee, who weaves palm frond baskets, is there most of the time. His work is beautiful - buy a basket while you are there. The locals who live along the drive to the falls are not friendly so don't accidently pull in to their drive way.

Visited December 2013
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