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Holidays in Opaekaa Falls

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Opaekaa Falls featuring a cascade and mountains

See the chutes of this glorious, accessible waterfall from the highway, before getting close to enjoy excellent picnic and photo opportunities.

Opaekaa Falls is a set of roaring cascades that fall past tropical cliff-side vegetation. The area is fairly easy to access, making it among the most popular sights on the island for vacationers. Gaze up at the awe-inspiring waterfall that tumbles into a secluded pool in the midst of lush, green vegetation.

Enjoy a picnic at one of the designated tables with a scenic backdrop of the waterfall, the name of which means “Rolling Shrimp,” in reference to the shrimp that once thrived in this stream. Snap photos of the picturesque falls on a sunny afternoon, when the water sparkles and rainbows form in the mist. From a distance, its chutes appear to sprout directly from the trees. See the falls after heavy rainfall, when the double cascade merges in the middle to become one.

Admire the sheer size of the falls; the water drops a distance of 151 feet (46 meters) with a span of 40 feet (12 meters). Due to its abundant water sources, it continues to flow year-round over the basalt rock formed by volcanoes millions of years ago.

Stop at the highway viewpoint for outstanding photo opportunities of the falls, with the Makeleha Mountains providing a scenic background. Enjoy the views of the Wailua River Valley and the sprawling green countryside that stretches beyond the horizon.

Opaekaa Falls is on the eastern side of the island of Kauai in northwestern Hawaii. Find the waterfall in the Wailua area, which is known for its stunning scenery. Explore the nearby Poliahu Park, Lydgate State Park and the Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve. Leave your car in the parking lot beside the overlook near Kuamoo Road.

1048 Cheap Hotels Near Opaekaa Falls

Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$340 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Kapaa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Coconut Marketplace and Lae Nani Beach. Wailua Beach Park and Waipouli Beach are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Location was perfect. Having people sleep above us was noisy."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Kauai Shores Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
3.5 out of 5
3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$527 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Lihue hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Wailua Beach Park and Smith's Tropical Paradise. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (890 reviews)
"The hotel was in a great central location, and the amenities were great!! Mamahunes tiki bar was amazing and the beach was just a short walk, we loved staying there!"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$697 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
This Hanamaulu resort is on the beach, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Lydgate Beach Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lae Nani Beach and Kauai Museum. Kauai Lagoons Golf ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,010 reviews)
"Amazing location and property - great to use prior to getting on plane!"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
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Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$340 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Kauai Shores Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
3.5 out of 5
3-5920 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$527 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$697 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Wailua Hideaway - One Bedroom Stream-side Apartment
Wailua Hideaway - One Bedroom Stream-side Apartment
5792 Ahakea St, Kapaa, HI
Wailua Hideaway - One Bedroom Stream-side Apartment
Luxurious Wailua Hideaway Vacation Rental at the Base of Sleeping Giant Mountain
Luxurious Wailua Hideaway Vacation Rental at the Base of Sleeping Giant Mountain
5792 Ahakea St., Kapaa, Kapaa, HI
Luxurious Wailua Hideaway Vacation Rental at the Base of Sleeping Giant Mountain
Aston Islander on the Beach
Aston Islander on the Beach
3 out of 5
440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$362 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Aston Islander on the Beach
Wailua Riverside Cottage - Tvnc #1293 AC Kayaks, Paddle Boards!
Wailua Riverside Cottage - Tvnc #1293 AC Kayaks, Paddle Boards!
160 Ohana Street, Kapaa, HI
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Fern Grotto Inn - Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet and Guest Recommended Cottages
Fern Grotto Inn - Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet and Guest Recommended Cottages
4561 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, HI
Fern Grotto Inn - Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet and Guest Recommended Cottages
Fern Grotto Inn
Fern Grotto Inn
3.5 out of 5
4561 Kuamoo Road, Kapaa, HI
Fern Grotto Inn
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