Wailua Falls Kauai

This majestic, 80-foot tiered waterfall is located close to the roadside lookout for everyone to enjoy.  Wailua Falls Kauai3

The falls was made famous when it was featured in the opening scene of the popular television show Fantasy Island.  Wailua Falls Kauai2

The falls can dramatically change appearance depending on rain and the river's flow.  Wailua Falls Kauai4

The best time to view this spectacular site is early morning as the sun shines on the falls.Wailua Falls Kauai

The brave and sure-footed can can take a slippery trail down to the bottom of the falls and take a dip in the cool, mountain water.Wailua Falls Kauai5

In ancient times, warriors would leap from the top of the falls to prove their bravery. This is strongly discouraged, as is the hike to the top of the falls, as any leap or fall could be fatal.Wailua Falls Kauai6

Lookout located right next to the waterfall - no hiking required!
Slippery, steep hike down to the bottom of the falls and its pool is 3/10 of a mile down the road.  Wailua Falls Kauai7
Top of the falls is flat with channels cut into the rock from centuries of flowing water


Ma'alo Road, Wailua State Park, East Kauai

Useful Information:

Take Highway 56 north out of Lihu'e to Ma'alo Road, Highway 583, on the right. The waterfall is located at the end of the road. Only 5 minutes from Lihu'e.

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