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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840

A popular waterfall attraction.

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Beautiful Waterfall

This was one of my favorite waterfalls. The drive was so pretty and when we got there, the roosters all greeted us. There was a sweet Hawaiian lady there selling her bread and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Becky C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite waterfalls. The drive was so pretty and when we got there, the roosters all greeted us. There was a sweet Hawaiian lady there selling her bread and she started calling "Wailua, Wailua". Out of the bushes came a wild pig with her babies! I have beautiful pictures of the pigs and roosters and chickens... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just a few miles off the highway, at the end of the winding road and if you can find a parking spot, Behold, water falling off a cliff. These waterfalls are pretty spectacular. Somedays they are better than others depending on rainfall. Be prepared though parking is horrible. The parking lot is small. You might have to park on the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to visit. Stunning and powerful waterfalls. Parking is horrible so be prepared if you visit on a crowded day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for the falls only 10 designated parking spots . can park on the sides of roads near by. Locals were very nice and directed traffic and where to park. Wild chickens had a fight and then 5 wild boars came out to see what happened. It's wild, don't feed the pigs as they will bite

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a great scenic place to go see. It is what Kauai is about! The power of these falls is just incredible. Just make sure you realize the dead end at the parking area is tricky to get around if there's lots of cars.

Thank Suzan S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They say this was the scene used for Fantasy Island the T.V. show for those old enough to know what Im talking about. The falls were really moving this day, there has been a lot of rain lately. Nice sight to see and a short drive from Kapa'a.

Thank Kono H
Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

These falls were beautiful to see from the roadway. However, if you want to hike around them and get up close, it's quite difficult to do.

Thank Doug S
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove up to Wailua Falls on an off-season weekday morning, and were able to park because another visitor was just pulling out of one of the dozen spaces. It was easy to see that (illegal, as posted) vendors were occupying fully one-quarter of the spaces. We got our visit, photos, videos, and views and as we turned to leave,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

beautiful water falls and the end of the drive. It s a winding road and seems to lead to nowhere but ends at a very small parking lot. Stop by on the way to airport before you leave.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow very beautiful, easy to get to and something everyone should experience! The sounds of the falls is relaxing and spectacular!

Thank Shannon S

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