Papaseea Sliding Rock

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Papaseea Sliding Rock
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You may want to try this again and again once you've experienced the thrill of skimming the 16-foot waterfall down this natural rock slide.
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Gwenllian
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We had it reported on good authority that these rocks were to blame for a significant number of orthopedic injuries at the local hospital. Therefore we attended the sliding rocks cautiously. The walkways down to the rapids were quite slippery, so good footwear is recommended.
However, we had a great time sliding from some of the smaller rapids and generally enjoyed time in the waterfall pools. Those wishing to try the bigger slides may like to hire a local guide to advise on the slides with sufficiently large pools at the bottom.
Written July 18, 2022
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Helen R
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Family
My family (two adults and two children ages 8 and 11) have just arrived back from the sliding rocks. It had been raining for many days prior and the edge of a cyclone had just passed through so we had anticipated that the pools would be deep enough to slide into. This was not the case. The water flow was way too strong and the pools too shallow. Not to mention that the “slides” were dangerously rocky. Definitely not suitable to slide down. We spent our time swimming in the shallow pools and enjoying the beautiful scenery. We still had a great time. Worth a visit but you will need to make your own risk assessment first. Bring reef shoes as well.
Written January 18, 2020
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Charge_The_Globe
Miami, Australia37 contributions
Its a lovely place to spend an hour or so but the rocks aren't slippery so its not somewhere I would take smaller children. You have to have some upper body strength to get yourself into the water stream. Once you get low enough gravity kicks in but they are not slippery.
Written January 11, 2020
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Kimksp
Auckland, New Zealand147 contributions
Family
The sliding rocks were nice to cool off at. Not expensive and a lot cooler there as it is further up in the bush area. There is a track walking down with a number of steps. Approx 100m down. The main pool at the top has a small water fall. You have to walk down to the lower part to get to the sliding rocks. Be prepared to climb over rocks. It is steep.
Written February 13, 2020
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mfiddynz
Little River, New Zealand78 contributions
Family
Our friends children were in swimming and it was raining in the hills and a little at the pool. My friend heard what sounded like a freight train coming and looked up the river to see a wall of water coming. He yelled to his kids and another tourist to get up on the bank just as the flash flood swept past. Fortunately everyone was safe but emergency services had to come with ladders and ropes to get them from the other side. Management of this attraction were remiss in not watching and warning of this hazard that could have lost lives.
In summary if it is raining, stay away.
Written March 18, 2018
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ihearttraveling667
california1 contribution
if you're not afraid of taking a risk, then go to sliding rock! there are lots of different levels of it from little pools you can sit in to a 15 foot drop. but try and go with locals, the kids at USP (uni of the south pacific in Alafua) are usually down to go. They can show you the ropes if you want to make sure you're not going to break your neck. Its beautiful but remember to bring a few tala for the family! and bring sturdy hiking sandals because the staircase is never ending and slippery. A must-see.
Written September 21, 2007
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StolenFrom2011
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
To be fair, the actual rocks are a lot of fun and very beautiful, shame my partner and I had all of our valuables stolen from the rocks at the bottom of the stairs by a local kid. Just thought I'd share the warning that if you take a camera or anything else for that matter, make sure you hold on to it as the local boys hide in the bushes waiting for you to put your stuff down and boy are they quick!!!!
Written June 9, 2011
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exploraddict
Bogor, Indonesia29 contributions
wow, sliding from the top of the waterfall to the bottom? and yes you dont need any protection or life jacket on it ,just go up and slide!!! if you re not sure you can try the from the small waterfall about 1,5m it was the first waterfall, the second one was amazing , the height is about 5m, i ve tried that one coz it was sooo cool , i tried again n again until we tired, there's another waterfalls to slide down there, but it was too risk for me to go back up, as it very slippery rock. so if you go to Samoa do not forget to go to Papasea sliding rock, the cost is only ST2 for adult and ST 1 for child. there's no shower in the change room, so just make sure that you clean enough when you finish.
Written January 11, 2008
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JodyBAdelaide
Adelaide113 contributions
Family
Easy to find and well worh the visit. On the day we went there hadnt been a lot of rain, but the pools of crystal blue water were refreshing to swim in. Others we talked to did the 'slides' and had an awesome time. Beautiful gardens with spectacular views of Apia. Changerooms/toilets in the car park.
Written August 22, 2012
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Sandra R
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Friends
Beautiful gardens and tranquil place.

Steep decent down to the falls. There was not a lot of water but enough to have a swim and enjoy the sun.

Some locals were there to show us how to ‘slide’ but we didn’t try. Only for the brave!

Be ready to the steep climb back up!!! It’s tough but they do have some resting points along the way.
Written September 13, 2019
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