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Admire the tropical scenery engulfing this double waterfall that flows into a large basin surrounded by mossy cliffs and forests.

Wailua Falls is a charming double waterfall that runs over a green cliff in a secluded area. The cascade, which can be seen from the highway, drops down a height of 173 feet (53 meters) and splits into two separate chutes. Snap photos of the spectacular falls, as it flows past the forested cliffs.

Visit on a sunny morning for an opportunity to see a rainbow in the spray of the waterfalls. Follow a path to the bottom of the falls, taking care not to slip on the muddy surface. The falls are spectacular with a scenic backdrop of green cliffs and forests.

Swim in the pool at the base of the falls to cool down on a hot day. Stay clear of the swift currents close to the cascades. Later in the day, crowds begin to gather around the waterfalls.

Hiking boots are not necessary for viewing these waterfalls, as they can be accessed easily from the roadside. Wander through the trails in the forest to appreciate the range of tropical plants. Spot wild pigs around the parking lot area. Visit the nearby Opaekaa Falls just off the highway.

The scenic waterfalls have been used in television sets, such as the series Fantasy Island. It is said that Hawaiian men once jumped from the summit of the falls as a testament to their virility. Today, jumping is certainly not recommended as it is also illegal.

Wailua Falls is in its namesake park in the eastern part of Kauai. Find it just north of Lihue at the southern end of the Wailua River. Visit the landmarks of the area, such as Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve, Wailua Municipal Golf Course and Lydgate State Park. Leave your car in the parking lot near the highway, from which the waterfalls’ trails commence.

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Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$343 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 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
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$640 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 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! (1,011 reviews)
"Amazing location and property - great to use prior to getting on plane!"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
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$531 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 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
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Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Shores Hotel
3.5 out of 5
420 Papaloa Rd, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$343 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Kauai Shores Hotel
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$640 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
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$531 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay
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
Beautiful 3 Bed Home in the Wailua Rise Estates in Kapaa,kauai
Beautiful 3 Bed Home in the Wailua Rise Estates in Kapaa,kauai
7155 Aina Pono St, Kapaa, HI
Beautiful 3 Bed Home in the Wailua Rise Estates in Kapaa,kauai
Aston Islander on the Beach
Aston Islander on the Beach
3 out of 5
440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI
The price is AU$365 per night from 24 Aug. to 24 Aug.
Aston Islander on the Beach
Kauai Beach Villas
Kauai Beach Villas
4 out of 5
4330 Kauai Beach Drive, Lihue, HI
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Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Kaha Lani
Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Kaha Lani
4460 Nehe Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, Lihue, HI
Oceanfront 1 BR Condo at Kaha Lani
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