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Ho'olalaea Waterfall

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Address: Kapaa, Kauai, HI

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Worth it on East End

It's a nice, short drive from the east end of the island and a nice looking waterfall, albeit a bit far from the vista point.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VenturaBart
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Ventura, California
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right off the road and well marked with easy parking. A quick stop will do. The falls are off in the distance and appear small from the viewpoint. Nothing too special. We stopped here on our way to the Keahua Arboretum where we saw Rainbow Eucalyptus trees and hiked the Kuilau Ridge Trail.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well marked from the road. Easy to see. Right off the road, easy parking. Very pretty place to stop.

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Central California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice viewing area, but Falls are very far, so binoculars will help. Be sure to walk across the street and see the amazing view of valley there (and historic writings).

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice view, but not much there. A pullout and distance viewing. A little further is the Hawaiian village, which is much more scenic, and also takes you to a different waterfall where you can swim.

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice, short drive from the east end of the island and a nice looking waterfall, albeit a bit far from the vista point.

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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kauai is generally very laid back. This attraction is a short and convenient side trip. Traffic through Kapaa can be bothersome.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waterfalls in the pictures for this listing are Opaekaa Falls. Apparently someone saw the sign at the bottom of the road which relates to a park with some native ruins called Ho'olalaea. The falls are called Opaekaa Falls. If you put Ho'olalaea Falls into your GPS you won't get anything. It is a beautiful place to visit and across... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Near the road ...you will see from the distance...no way to get closer...well worth a short ride from town to take some pictures...combine this sight with something else in the area

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Kauai waterfall that's easy to access in a few minutes drive from main road. You can't get very close, but still makes for nice pictures.

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Marysville, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

One of the wonderful sights on Kauai. Directly across the street is Wailua River Lookout. Always lots of people on both sides of the street admiring the view and taking photos.

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