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Papapapaitai Falls

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Address: Apia, Upolu, Samoa

You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls...

You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls that plunge 500 feet into a volcanic crater, surrounded by a lush rain forest.

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Great View...can stay in the car also!

The Falls are on the Cross Island Road....just a quick pit stop! Though, on the days we visited the carpark is obviously used as a dumping site for rubbish and faecal matter in... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2016
Asia Pacific
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Like most tourist "attractions" it is almost difficult to find this waterfall. There are very few road signs and it is easy to miss this if you are driving yuurself. This long but narrow waterfall is more or less just off the main North South Road on Upolu Island. If it is raining or foggy or misty you can't see... More 

Thank Eaa1947
Asia Pacific
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

The Falls are on the Cross Island Road....just a quick pit stop! Though, on the days we visited the carpark is obviously used as a dumping site for rubbish and faecal matter in large quantities....stay in the car!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Definitely worth driving by this one. Just magnificent. The best view is across the other side of the valley, but I am not sure how you get up close enough to get wet!

Thank Peripotetic
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

These are a view only falls. Easy to get to and free as they are viewed from the main cross island road. About 9 Miles South of Apia. Not much to say about them really.

Thank Stamrish1
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

What a beautiful waterfall, just off the roadside. Spectacular drop and pretty to take in the view. Free activity.

Thank freddo56
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I wish I could have seen them closer. Still a beautiful spot. Even on a slightly rainy moment. Worth stopping by!

Thank nana-elina
Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

On our travel we passed these falls and decided to stop. Glad we did! Very pretty and high falls. This attraction is free and is just a pull in on the side of road yet so pretty. Worth the stop

Thank Xanerin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016

A short drive up the middle island road to view the tallest waterfall in Samoa - well worth a look. The waterfall goes down into the rain forest and you can't swim at the bottom but the view is great.

1 Thank slprattley
Pago Pago, American Samoa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 4, 2016

It was a beautiful view, Just wish we could get a little bit closer.Maybe the caretakers can get rid of the bushes of grass growing wild around the fence. :)

1 Thank olafoster2002
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Well worth stopping to have a look and as it had been raining heavily earlier in the day it was quite spectacular. Best photographed with a telephoto lens.

1 Thank Ray d

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