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“great tour experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sopoaga Falls

Ranked #10 of 53 things to do in Upolu
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southaustralia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great tour experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

the entrance to this fall has an honesty box asking for donations for the village I think, the tour guide goes through a few of the cultural displays. it is overall very interesting to see the different things they use on a day to day basis. the falls were impressive although it is dry season in august and there was not much water, there was no access to the water so the view was fairly far away, but the view across the landscape towards the ocean was very impressive also.

Visited August 2011
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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Revel in Nature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Pete of Pete's Island Tours stopped by at Sopoaga Falls and I was quite impressed with how well maintained the area was! I believe entrance was 10 tala - make sure to wear bug spray, I was bitten alive.
Since it'd been raining, the falls were gushing and the view from the lookout was spectacular. You can only view the waterfall from a distance at a lookout - I hear the locals braved the steep grounds and immense foliage for over an hour to finally reach the falls. The view itself will probably only last you for 5 minutes but the villagers have a pretty and diverse garden growing full of pineapple, noni, chilis, guava, ylang ylang, teuila (the national flower) etc.
The village also set up a nice cultural area complete with a Samoan style firepit (different from other Pacific islands because it is not dug into the ground since Samoa is a volcanic island and digging is a little difficult), 'drums', cooking tools, and an area for a coconut husking/milking demonstration. Pete was able to show me how to husk a coconut, crack it open, scrape the coconut meat and use fibers to squeeze out coconut milk. However, without a tour guide, the cultural area won't be a very educational experience.

Visited April 2012
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Taranaki
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“Very pretty walk to impressive falls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Rain had been heavy the week before we visited, so falls were quite spectacular. Lush greenery, array of flowers etc.

There's no set tarriff for visiting these "sights" and they vary according to the village/family who is collecting. We took a drive around the island over several days, stopping at falls, beaches, turtles etc - $ST10/person plus $ST5/car appeared to be about the norm so an average day sightseeing these non commercial attractions can accumulate and we spent $ST100/day without much effort. We didn't begrudge the money - but be aware!

Visited January 2012
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