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Wailua River State Park

Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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US$ 112.50*
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Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanalei Bay, Makua Beach...
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US$ 472.49*
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Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from Oahu
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“fern grotto” (12 reviews)
“rent a kayak” (3 reviews)
“secret falls” (7 reviews)
Highway 56, Wailua, Kauai, HI
+1 808-933-0416
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Parking is a little hard to get. Just enjoy the scenery. We also have near the vicinity a Sacred site. The Poliahu Heiau

Thank Jesus R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

It is a interesting boat ride to the Fern Grotto. But.......if you are staying in the area, it appeared that there were numerous things you can do here. Boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc. Looks like a great area to spend several days. At the mouth...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Loved taking a boat trip to this park. Nice walkways, waterfalls and all around fun place to go. Just walk around and take in the sights and relax.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The visit to the park is part of the day tour that we took. The boat ride going to the fern grotto is the last stop of the tour. Would had been nice if the ride is longer. Interesting story telling about the river. On...More

Thank neborr357
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Wailua River State Park is actually made up of several pieces, you can paddle up the river, visit the Kamakilo Village, Opaekaa Falls and the parks around the various ancient ruins that bordered the river.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend renting kayaks and exploring on your own. Pace yourself and enjoy all the beauty away from the crowds. Time stops away from tour boats and you can see attractions along the river without the tourists. I would not visit Kauai without a kayak...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This state park is vast, encompassing Wailua Falls, Opaeka'a Falls, Wailua River, Fern Grotto, Uluwehi Falls and Nounou Mountain (Sleeping Giant). You can get a great overview of the river valley from the overlook on highway 580. There are numerous kayak, canoe and paddleboard companies,...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I fly all the way from Virginia to Hawaii, and what's one of the first things that we do? A kayak river tour, of course! The first thing that you really need to know is that the river is truly a class...More

1  Thank Tim Z
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to explore the beauty of Kauai! Rent a kayak or go with a guide and you will definitely have a lot of memories. Take a lot of pics too! A memorable experience!

1  Thank 1Greg0007
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We wanted to see beautiful sites while we were in Kauai and this is a must see park and waterfall. There are lots to do and see as you work your way up to this spectacular waterfall so be prepared to spend some time.

1  Thank Rdray2
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2 February 2017|
Response from 1Greg0007 | Reviewed this property |
Hello: Depending on speed and physical endurance, it takes 1 1/2 - 3 hours. The river does get treacherous and you can get yourself killed. I took a guided trip on the river and our guide shouted at a couple who was going by... More