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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
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A popular waterfall attraction.

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Beautiful falls...county needs to upgrade entrance

The falls are very beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Recommend to get there in the morning or early afternoon. There is too little parking and some vendors have taken parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The falls are very beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Recommend to get there in the morning or early afternoon. There is too little parking and some vendors have taken parking spaces making it difficult for visitors.

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Chandler, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice lookout you can snap some pictures of the falls right from the road. Great for a quick stop for a photo op.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy drive to magnificent waterfall. No hiking required. Upclose view. No one leaves disappointed. Beautiful, especially in sunlight.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can get a wonderful view of the spectacular Wailua Falls located at the end of the road yet within minutes of the main highway. Wailula Falls was popularized by the T.V. series Fantasy Island and is truly a Kodak Moment. The parking is limited but with a little patience the congestion is worth the wait to see this picturesque... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely worth driving to--no hiking to get to it. You get close to the waterfall and the pool below it gets a nice rainbow effect

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very fun place to visit. For those who don't want to spend too much time paddling. You can go to the top of the river to the "hawaiian village" they rent canoes and it's only a 15 minute paddle to the trail head. the trail is a little rough so take a walking stick. You're likely to encounter some slippery... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view in the picture is what I saw. If you want to get closer prepare a head of time. There were alot of people who didnt go down to the pool at the base of the falls, it is farther down than it looks in the pictures. It is really pretty and I want to make it someday!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having a traveler with problems walking, we were very happy that there was natural, beautiful sight-seeing we could do without having to hike. We went on a Wednesday morning, around 9 am, and there were several other tourists there. We managed to get a spot in the parking lot, but noticed many other cars had parked along the road. The... More 

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very pretty Falls and easy to view from the parking . Heard afterwards , a person could hike to get closer and swim.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's 4 miles out on poor roadways, it is just off the main road in Lihue, so definitely worth a look. An excellent way to end your stay on Kauai if you have a half hour to kill (turn off is only 5 minutes from the airport).

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