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Wailua Falls Tours

Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle” for its exceptionally verdant beauty, and when you first catch sight of Wailua Falls it’s easy to understand why. Spilling 80 feet over a rocky ledge into a fresh water pool below, this double-streamed, misty cascade so perfectly captures the tropical essence that it was used as part of the opening scene for the TV show, Fantasy Island

And, while there’s definitely no shortage of waterfalls on Kauai, what makes Wailua Falls so popular is the fact that you can see the falls without even having to hike. As you follow rural, Ma’alu Road as it twists its way up the mountain, there will eventually be a large parking lot approximately four miles up from the highway. Here, from a sweeping viewpoint on a country road looking over Wailua Stream, a heart-stopping view of Wailua Falls is only a few steps away. For an added, tropical, Wailua Falls bonus, try to visit in mid-morning on a clear, sunny day, when a thin rainbow can often appear in the softly spiraling mists.

Practical Info

Wailua Falls is located about 5.2 miles outside the town of Lihue.  While there are trails that lead down the steep cliff face to the base of the thundering falls, the trails are steep, exceptionally dangerous, and officially off-limits to hikers.  To reach the falls, drive north of Lihue for approximately one mile until your reach Ma’alu Road, and turn left for a four mile journey into the misty hills.

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Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours, Kauai, null
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Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Kauai is a place that sets the imagination soaring. Her extraordinary beauty and charm have been immortalized in dozens of Hollywood films and television shows ...  Read more

Location: Lihue, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.00
Entire Kauai Island Air Tour, Kauai, Movie & TV Tours
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Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

The only way to see the entire garden island of Kauai is from above and an airplane is the best way to do it!  Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Kauai ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Private Tour: Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company, and Spouting Horn, Kauai, Air Tours
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Private Tour: Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company, and Spouting Horn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

On your private tour of Kauai, you'll see the magnificent Waimea Canyon and places the big bus tours can't take you to. You'll enjoy great photo ops of Waipo'o ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $135.20
ONE DAY TOUR: Heavenly Hana Tour Maui - Island Hopping Oahu to Maui, Oahu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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ONE DAY TOUR: Heavenly Hana Tour Maui - Island Hopping Oahu to Maui

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Originating from Oahu take the journey of a lifetime to East Maui. This all-day tour will take you full-circle around the beautiful windward region of the ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $500.00
Heavenly Hana Day Tour, Maui, Day Trips
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Heavenly Hana Day Tour

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Enjoy an amazing journey of a lifetime to “Heavenly” Hana Town! This all-day tour will take you full-circle around the beautiful windward region of the “Magic ...  Read more

Location: Lahaina, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Maui Day Trip: Hana Adventure from Oahu, Oahu, Nature & Wildlife
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Maui Day Trip: Hana Adventure from Oahu

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Fly to Maui for the day from Oahu on a Hana Adventure tour! You'll explore the lush tropical beauty and constantly changing vistas of the world-famous Hana ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Hidden Beaches, Ancient Sites, Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay, ... 
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Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Hidden Beaches, Ancient Sites, Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay

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Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.20
Best of Kauai Tour by Land, River, and optional Air, Kauai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Best of Kauai Tour by Land, River, and optional Air

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An incredible single-day tour of Kauai's north and east shores. Learn about the island from an our expert guides as you explore lush waterfalls, scenic ...  Read more

Location: Princeville, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.21
Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai, Kauai, Full-day Tours
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Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

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This 70-minute open cockpit Waco Biplane tour is filled with unobstructed aerial views of the cascading waterfalls, rugged mountain ridges, lush valleys and ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 65 minutes (approx.)

From USD $525.00
Oahu to Kauai Day Trip: The Movie Tour, Oahu, Air Tours
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Oahu to Kauai Day Trip: The Movie Tour

Kauai is a place that sets the imagination soaring. Her extraordinary beauty and charm have been immortalized in dozens of Hollywood films and television shows ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $485.00

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