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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fantasy island” (211 reviews)
“short drive” (148 reviews)
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Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice and only a short drive with no hike. Only takes about 30 Minutes total to drive up the road, view the falls, and drive back out. Highly recommended.

Thank jetfxr76
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone visiting Lihue should turn when the sign says Wailua Falls. It is off a main road in Lihue, not Wailua. This is one of the more accessible view spots of a falls you'll have while you are there, and one not to be missed....More

Thank ryder03
Reviewed yesterday

It was worth the short drive to see this beauty. There is little to no parking though. I was driving a minivan which made it even harder to reach. But, it was beautiful.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 days ago

These falls are famous but from the top they are not very spectacular. The road in is narrow and winding and parking is very limited when you arrive.

Thank digbon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As the title says. You have to do this. Easy find and drive. Parking was adequate. The view is great and it's relaxing to sit and listen.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wailua Falls was used in the opening credits for the TV show Fantasy Island. It was fun to see it up close and personal. It's easy to reach and access, but parking can be a problem. Make sure to keep an eye on small children...More

Thank jannielb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Super easy to get to (quick stroll) and lovely falls! Parking lot is right close (limited spots) but folks don't stay long so it wasn't a problem. Nice stop when you have a bit of time to fill.

Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wailua Falls is easy to access - just drive right up and enjoy the view. No miles long hike, just a beautiful drive through the Wailua Valley

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This waterfall is gorgeous -worth the drive but be patient as there is limited parking and dead end road. The Parkin spots have 20 min limit so just wait a bit for your turn. It does not take more than about 15-20 to look and...More

Thank Angelia W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Wailua falls earlier this month on a whim (had some time to kill before our horseback riding activity). Quick drive up from our hotel and were met with some amazing views!!

Thank Andrea A
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Deniseka
Hi, did you take the hike/kayak tour?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Nicole V | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I only saw the falls from above, on the road/lookout point. However I think, if there was a kayak tour it, would run through the jungle, awesome! Where we were at on the road, it was pretty far down to the... More
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sandralR2400KT
can i get to the falls walking with a bad leg? not totally disabled but limited hiking ability
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
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sroystonnn
Going to kauai in June!!! How is the hike down to wailua falls??? I heard it's pretty step. Is it manageable for active 18 year olds??
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.
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