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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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All reviews parking lot easy access close to town beautiful waterfall banyan trees easy stop viewing area pretty waterfall walk up tour buses sunny day few steps nice stop downtown hilo on the rocks short drive worth a stop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quick, fun, and good stop for a nice picture in front of a waterfall. Stairs are easy to get to and it's nicely labeled. For sure go check it out!

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right at the edge of town with good parking. Well maintained grounds with a great overlook area. 10 to 15 minutes is about all you will need.

Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to view the falls on 2 occasions. Our first visit was on an overcast morning so no rainbow. The walk to the top of the falls was quite wet underfoot after the recent rain. The banyan trees in the area are huge. It...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 3 days ago

The falls are situated in a beautiful area . There is a good walk around the area where you can see lots of bird life etc.

Thank RossCSydney
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful waterfall, that looks like it runs quite heavily in some seasons. If anyone is mobility challenged, you can see the waterfall from the parking lot. There are a fair number steps up a slope to view the top of the falls...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is accessible for everyone! We didn't get to see the rainbow, but we were told it is wonderful to see.

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on one of our island trips. Falls sorta off the beaten trail unless you know where it is.falls interesting to see.

Thank bigdog650
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to go see this at night. No lights but the moon, and it was full. As we came along the trail to the opening...Wow. Something out of a movie.

Thank totohandala
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Rainbow Falls. Unfortunately we did not see any rainbows during our visit, but the super nice thing was that the falls are easily accessible from the parking area. So if you want to see a beautiful waterfall and are...More

Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty, busy, and accessible waterfall. It is close to the road and has a very busy parking lot. Lots of visitors.

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Rhoda P
October 11, 2018|
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Response from tinaNtravel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They are approx 30 minutes (17 miles) apart. Easily doable on the same trip.
August 4, 2018|
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Response from DocArch65 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of places for pics, but can't get to the waterfalls.