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Address: Hanapepe, Kauai, HI
This attraction is at Kauai Island Airport
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Stunning falls that can only be visited by helicopter

The Manawaiopuna Falls were made famous in the original Jurassic Park movie in the opening scene when a helicopter carrying the "star" visitors lands at the base (the helicopter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manawaiopuna Falls were made famous in the original Jurassic Park movie in the opening scene when a helicopter carrying the "star" visitors lands at the base (the helicopter pad built for the movie has since been washed away). There's no way to see the falls except by helicopter - one of the tour companies actually lands nearby while the... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seen from the air on a helicopter tour, these falls are gorgeous and lately there has been quite a bit of rainfall on the islands, so the waterfalls are really full.

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Makaweli, Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The only way you can get there and see it from the ground is via Island Helicopters which has the exclusive right to land there. No other helicopter company can land there.

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Burleson, Tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

You can only see these waterfalls by air. I did it using Jack Harter helicopter with the doors off. I think there is one air helicopter which has permission to still land.

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Pelham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My 14 year old and I experienced this and it was just like being in the movies. What a great beautiful experience. You have to see this before you leave! Triple Forks Hunting

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Victoria Bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

5 miles off of highway 50. You can drive directly to the falls and park right there. Great photo op.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We took a fly-over tour our first day on The island, and this was a much-anticipated sight! Next time we will try to book a tour that actually lands at the falls, but seeing it from the air was absolutely stunning and well worth it!

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We took a helicopter tour that landed nearby so we could hike to the falls. Beautiful water fall! Great day! Very romantic but also great adventure for the teens!

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Taylorsville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This was a tour well worth the money. My husband and I REALLY wanted to go on the tour but struggled with the cost. We are both really glad we went. Kauai from the air is spectacular. Our pilot was excellent and made us feel safe and comfortable for the entire tour.

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Ithaca, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

This helicopter ride was one of the best highlights of our trip to Hawaii! Worth the time and money to take this ride with this company. And our pilot, Warren was the best!

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