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Wailua Falls

Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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A popular waterfall attraction.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fantasy island” (252 reviews)
“short drive” (164 reviews)
LOCATION
Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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"fantasy island"
in 252 reviews
"short drive"
in 164 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 133 reviews
"limited parking"
in 87 reviews
"easy drive"
in 79 reviews
"viewing area"
in 71 reviews
"tv show"
in 53 reviews
"pretty waterfall"
in 35 reviews
"dead end"
in 32 reviews
"the main highway"
in 60 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 46 reviews
"take pictures"
in 40 reviews
"helicopter tour"
in 27 reviews
"hike"
in 383 reviews
"lookout"
in 91 reviews
"rainbow"
in 161 reviews
"hiking"
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Reviewed yesterday

Close to Kapa'a on Kauai. The road ends at the waterfall. Be alert to traffic as the road is narrow. Limited parking but worth the effort to wait on parking spot.

Thank tradewinds24
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Reviewed yesterday

So this is the water fall that was featured on the opening of the TV show "The Fantasy Island." It is a very beautiful water fall. It was cloudy and even rained a little bit on the day we went there. The flow was pretty...More

Thank RainbowCowboy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a drive out to see these falls. Lovely views all around. Highly recommended if you're out and about

Thank Janine T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just got done kayaking that morning in a rain storm so we were not able to get to see the water falls as expected. After words we drove up to Wailua falls look out to see one of the falls. It had rained all...More

1  Thank Dave K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the hike . Parking is limited and is best to go early . At the parking lot , you can go to the far right of the overlook wall and then jump behind the chain link fence until you reach the blue and...More

Thank PensacolaPeachy50
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived on Kauai after a week of heavy rain and the falls were spectacular. Very easy access since it is right alongside the road.

Thank Donald H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here in June. It was a beautiful spot. Your view is from above that waterfall. We did read other reviews about a trail... but it sounds like this is not a actual trail but one that has been carved by people trying to...More

1  Thank 681kimberlyk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kauai had many beautiful falls and this one is easy to get to. Parking is available and its a short easy walk to get to the view.

1  Thank Jake_MA_11
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kalaiau Lookout, which is considered Hawaii version of the Grand Canyon, is must see and a little bit of a ride but worth seeing. It took about an hour from Poipu but we really enjoyed it and saw some water falls along the way and...More

Thank RVGHW
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved how easy it was to get to the falls. Unfortunately was not there early enough to get a loaf of Hawaiian bread from the local woman who sells it but got to see how delicious it looked from a woman who got the last...More

Thank AlohaGirl022
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Judd C
January 21, 2018|
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Response from chattygirl7491 | Reviewed this property |
This is supposed to be dry season but 2018 March and April LOTS OF RAIN
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Deniseka
May 23, 2017|
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Response from chuck c | Reviewed this property |
no we did not. my wife is a hiker so hiked in the park
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sandralR2400KT
April 29, 2017|
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Response from MortyNik | Reviewed this property |
You can check out the falls from the road. If there is a tyrail it will be a big downhill and probably steep down and tough to get back up. There are falls nearby that have a nice easy hike: I think the name is Hookipa... More
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