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After the hike, we're not sure whether we saw the waterfall or not!

We got our city permit ($6 USD/person) at city hall, took the bus to the Fautaua valley entrance... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Robert S
,
Honolulu
Lovely setting.

Not a mega spectacular waterfall but easy to get too and in a lovely setting. One of those stops on... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
A R H
,
Charleston, South Carolina
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This waterfall is considered one of the tallest in the world with more than 980 feet of water cascading over volcanic cliffs into a pool below.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We got our city permit ($6 USD/person) at city hall, took the bus to the Fautaua valley entrance, and started our hike. The road was well-maintained and wide, which makes sense because it is used by the water district's vehicles. Eventually, the gravel road ended,...More

1  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Not a mega spectacular waterfall but easy to get too and in a lovely setting. One of those stops on your island tour that provides good photo ops.

Thank A R H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

You park, cross over a bridge u set the starfruit tree and meander to the sound of falling water. There are plenty of photo oops in this little are. Beautiful!

Thank Geenza
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Like this stop on our private tour. A short hike up the trail leads you to probably the nicest falls in French Polynesia. Easy access. Great spot for some photos. Parking available and some fresh fruit vendors. Very high falls are very beautiful. Humid here...More

Thank dinerdon
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Go early, so you have time to do the hiking to get to the waterfall and swim/jump/slide in the waterfall ponds. Half of the hiking is flat and easy but when you get to the bridge is where the workout starts, hwv, is not that...More

1  Thank naybri
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

It's breath taking , realy spectacular, they had a bad flats and the road was pretty rough but we have made it ok.

1  Thank tonyvane
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

It is difficult to get to his fall because you must obtain hiking permit, get transportation to the starting point, avoid hiking during times of rainy weather, deal with heat and humidity, crossing a few portions of trail which have exposure, exercising extreme caution if...More

3  Thank Anne_PinkBiker
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

There is a sign at the intersection where you usually turn right that the falls are closed, but we continued down the road until we reached the parking lot. You can see one of the falls from there, but the access over the bridge is...More

1  Thank Lutz F
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This hike is moderately difficult, and just a short drive to the base from the center of town. Make a left at the bridge and climb up about 1 hour to reach the lookout of the waterfall. Bring mosquito repellent and water!

2  Thank Afaye_mattia
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

well off beaten track to access, have very good mosquito repellant on prior to walking into the area

Thank 54cmp
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