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Wailua Falls

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

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The Iconic Hawaiian Falls

We really enjoyed this short drive from Kapaa on a wonderfully scenic winding road complete with a small river and one-way bridge with a sign that says ....Locals believe 5-7 cars... read more

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wailua Falls is only accessible by boat/hiking and can involve some rather difficult terrain. Once at the falls, it is a nice view (from the bottom) Some folks ventured into the water, but it was rather cold the day we went, so we decided not to.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed this short drive from Kapaa on a wonderfully scenic winding road complete with a small river and one-way bridge with a sign that says ....Locals believe 5-7 cars at one time to be considerate....once at the falls to lookout is perfectly situated....one guy was flying his camera drone and it was fun to chat with him a... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wailua Falls are close to Lihue and a great way to see waterfalls without a long hike. It is a pretty drive on a narrow road so driving slow and enjoying the view is suggested. We went in the afternoon during the week. The lighting was great and it wasn't crowed. The parking lot isn't very big so it might... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visit to go up into the park and see the falls. Short little ride from the city. I would highly recommend it.

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Derby, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was such a short drive we went up to different times. Nice drive. Wish we would have had time to hike down to it.

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wailua falls are just a few short miles off the main drag through Lihue. The road is well marked and you basically drive until it dead ends at the falls. There is a small parking lot but you can park along the roadside if the lot is full. This is one of the most accessible falls on the islands.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely busy roadway, a must see but would rather hike/walk to bottom of falls away from crowds. These a great falls, however parking is tight and small - go early!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Falls are beautiful to look at once you get there. The road is a bit curved getting there, so take your time if you get carsick. The parking lot is really small and gets very crowded.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This popular and accessible attraction suffers from inadequate parking. Try early morning, midweek, or walking from nearby wide places in the road. Once there try different viewing angles for the falls and pool. Take your camera.

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful, full double waterfall. Definitely worth the drive. Not to be missed. I think was the waterfall you see on "Fantasy Island."

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