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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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A popular waterfall attraction.

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Beautiful!!!!

Beautiful drive to amazing waterfalls. As you arrive you see a bridge and people taking pictures. Parking is limited and tight but everyone is patient. You walk about 25 feet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fountain Valley, California
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Fountain Valley, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful drive to amazing waterfalls. As you arrive you see a bridge and people taking pictures. Parking is limited and tight but everyone is patient. You walk about 25 feet and look over the bridge and there they are....so awesome. If you wait you should be able to get a picture with a rainbow in it. Most people spend about... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While the waterfall itself is worthy of 4 or 5 stars, the temptation to get closer knocked it down a notch. There is no safe path down to the base and I sure wantes to go there. If I was with someone besides my too precious wife I may have tried it. So go see the falls, they are too... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The great thing about Wailua falls is the amazing height and volume of the water coupled with the ease of driving right to the edge of the falls! This is a "must do" if you are in Lihue based on the shear ease of it. Parking can be an issue but we always found at least one spot. This was... More 

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Maumee, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wailua Falls was a beautiful waterfall. Originally we got lost (because of the GPS) but once we made our way there, it was gorgeous! It was interesting that the road ends right at the parking for the falls. The view was breathtaking! You could even see a rainbow. I remember that waterfall from watching Fantasy Island!

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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As noted in other reviews, this is the falls used in the beginning of Fantasy Island which adds to the splendor, I'm old enough to remember that TV show! It's an easy drive from Lihue, you can park your car, walk to the stone wall, and view the waterfall. For the more adventurous types, you can hike in to the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is no hiking involved in this waterfall. So, you're looking for a waterfall that you can drive up to, then this is it. Parking can be difficult, since there are a limited number of spaces, and several are occupied by vendors. It's pretty, and should be seen, but I would just check it out on your way to or... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is just one of days of sites to see oh Kauai. Breathtaking! One of the most popular sights on the island.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a small parking lot, but many were parking on the side of the road. This is the waterfall from the beginning of Fantasy Island if you remember that show. It is easy to get to by car, just a short drive outside of Lihue. Very beautiful.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A few hairpin turns but a lovely drive to these gorgeous falls. The overlook is literally overlooking the falls. It took me a little bit to work up the nerve to stand next to the fence because we were standing on the edge of a cliff next to the falls (and I'm terrified of heights). Maybe not for the youngest... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very pretty waterfall. You can just drive to the overlook and step out to a beautiful scene. Well worth the drive.

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