Wailua Falls
Wailua Falls
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GRZ
Chicago, IL10,065 contributions
Nov 2022
We stopped here while going the full CLOCKWISE circle en route to Hana - it's a "low hanging fruit" - right on the main road, with a free parking lot across from it, it's a no brainer if you drove this far

One of the easier if not the easiest attractions and free of charge, not advanced booking required - it's right there in front of you when you arrive! You can even take a dip in the natural pool - people were swimming here though I want to say during our visit we read somewhere that there is some bacteria during this time in the water and not to go into it... (I read about the bacteria somewhere on FB or other source from the park) but I guess people didn't care about it

No need for an SUV or a AWD to get here - see my full Road to Hana profile review for other details of this area if you are interested planning a similar trip

TIP: very slippery if you want to get closer to the falls, and it's possible, and narrow "pathway" - take your time and be patient... people come here to take pictures and there is very little room on that standing area
Written 6 December 2022
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irawine
Benicia, CA655 contributions
Oct 2022
We drove out to Wailua Falls, which is right along the Pi’ilani Highway. Unfortunately, we were there during the dry season and the falls were not as impressive as they likely are during the wet season. It was a long way to drive (we came from Kula) for something that was not that impressive.
Written 2 November 2022
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mdgwind
San Francisco, CA134 contributions
Aug 2021
A Highlight of the east coast. Worth the hike inland. Easy to follow, very cool bamboo forest on boardwalk at one point along trail
Written 4 July 2022
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,792 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Nice stop for pictures, both of the waterfall and surrounding area. It's an easy stop, to pull off. Such a pretty area!!!
Written 26 February 2022
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,387 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful waterfall along the Hana Highway. A must stop. Get out and view and photograph. It is very lovely. Go past the waterfall to a small parking lot. There are several spaces available there.
Written 22 September 2021
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rickh57
Woodburn, OR391 contributions
Jul 2021
We went past this falls on the way to the Seven Sacred Pools. This was by far the best waterfall we saw along the Road to Hana.
Written 17 July 2021
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lindbeam
Rochester, MN11 contributions
Jun 2021
Parking is a *%#%& but the falls are so pretty! We actually drove the Road backwards and had already hiked the Pipiwai Trail and seen Waimoku falls and were ready for a swim. This was perfect for that! Only downside - it seemed like when we got there, a lot of the people driving the usual route (starting in Pa'ia) got there at the same time (3ish?) so it was a bit crowded.
Written 6 July 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,068 contributions
Mar 2020
Yet another reason why you should not drive this yourself. Our highly experienced tour driver was able to squeeze our tour van into a parking spot and he knows exactly where to look. Meanwhile. the Hana Highway was a complete mess with cars attempting to go in both directions and tourists trying to get a good photo while the photographer tries to not get hit by a car.

Yes, the falls are beautiful and makes for great photos, but if I was driving, I am not sure I'd feel comfortable trying to park my car and then getting out of the spot with the amount of cars trying to cram into such a small space.
Written 25 July 2020
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Ryan
Charlotte, NC576 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Don’t waste too much time here taking pictures when the real gem is just up the road. In fact, catch it on the way back. Waimoku Falls is far more impressive and you’ll want to get there early.
Written 15 July 2020
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GoeieWitte
Madeira, OH755 contributions
Oct 2019
Skip this stop and drive on to the Waimoku Falls.
Not much too see.
Limited parking and always full.
Written 22 April 2020
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