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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” (239 reviews)
“short drive” (156 reviews)
Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in our last day of trip and just had the falls in our schedule. We saw the fall and decides to hike there. Amazing. Just do it.

Thank NandaTRW
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These falls were the ones used in the opening scene of the T.V. Show Fantasy Island. They are beautiful. There is parking, very good view with a railing for your protection. We saw 2 local woman one was selling homemade bread and it looked delicious;...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The waterfall is fantastic! Best and closest view we saw on the island,of any waterfall. Parking is tough and can be hard to turn around. They really should put in a turn circle. Worth the trouble though

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to stop by in combination with other activities. Nice set of falls you can stop by and see quickly or take your time. A bit anti climatic in comparison to Niagara Falls but a good place to see on a daily road trip...More

Thank michaelcG7748ZT
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is right on the road when you pull up, very easy to see. It is best if you can hike down to it, but it is a very difficult hike...

Thank MikeinMalibu
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wailua Falls is the best on the island. Try to go after a heavy rain when the water really flows. This is a popular attraction so best to go early and avoid Thursday & Friday morning when the Pride of America cruise ship is in....More

Thank puntaperfecta
Reviewed 6 days ago

These are beautiful falls that can easily be seen from the road, and after having seen many secluded falls over our trip am probably feeling jaded.

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty!!! There's a lovely view of the waterfall with a rainbow from the view point. We saw a few people swimming down in the pool and it looked so nice! I've read you can catch boat tours to the Falls, so I assume you need...More

1  Thank brown-and-cony
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grew up watching Fantasy Island since it was one of my dad’s favorite schows. So when I found out this was one of the sights on the opening credit it was a much visit. Wasn’t dressed appropriate to scale down the slope and get the...More

Thank JetSetter4Life45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you simply stop at the road, this is about a 2 star waterfall. You need to hike to the bottom in order to really appreciate this place. There is some exploring you can do at the bottom, and you can even go behind the...More

2  Thank petey3
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Judy V | Reviewed this property |
No we did not. Sorry
29 April 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
23 April 2017|
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Response from KellyET | Reviewed this property |
It's not particularly steep, but can be problematic during rainy periods. Active terms and adults should have no problems. Then there's the nice dip in the pool at the end.