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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-464-0840
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A popular waterfall attraction.

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What a beautiful waterfall I don't think you find a bad waterfall in Hawaii go this was quite a hike over to see it but also beautiful

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful waterfall I don't think you find a bad waterfall in Hawaii go this was quite a hike over to see it but also beautiful

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These famous falls are worth the short drive out of Lihue. Take Kuhio highway and watch for SR 583 or the sign for Wailua falls. It is about 4 miles with a beside the road parking lot very tiny but the falls are on the right so park and walk a few steps for the view. There is a fence... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was amazing to see how much rain does come down from the mountains the rainbows were great it is off the beaten path

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of water when we visited since it has been raining. But it made the water muddy. Has several spaces for parking. Nice fall to just visit if in the area but don't suggest driving 30 min or more to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to see this, but we picked the wrong day!! Our day trip got cancelled due to flash flooding and it shows in these falls!!! They were brown and muddy and the whole bottom of the falls were flooded and covered in debris. Pretty cool to see how much bigger they were, but we will have to... More 

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Linden, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drove to see, but also saw on the our helicopter ride. Would recommend the helicopter over driving there. Were there October 2016

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls are nice, its a ways off the main road and the parking is horrid at the top. Especially if a tour bus is there. But there is not much else to see. It's something to do if you want to get off the beach.

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Weatherford, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The falls were beautiful but the congestion was very frustrating. Cars were having to turn around one at a time to exit the area. Vendors and wild pigs were complicating the problem. I won't go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Please don't miss if you are in Kawaii. Best time is when it rains. Truly majestic in garden island.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss seeing this waterfall. It is absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking! We purchased a loaf of homemade banana bread from a lady selling homemade goodies right beside the falls.

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