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All reviews wailua river viewing area quick stop hawaiian village the main highway from afar pretty waterfall adequate parking easy drive beautiful waterfall worth a stop lookout point restroom facilities take photos fern grotto north shore crosswalk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy access, quick in and out! A must see on a sunny day for photos. You can’t get close as there is a chain link fence but still good for photos. A few vendors in the parking lot with stuff to sell out of their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Vandie2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy access. Just few minutes along the Wailua River and very close to HWY 56 which is the main road between Lihue and Kapaa. You aren't very close to the falls, but it's an easy site to see with a good amount of parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HuskerTraveler2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opaek'a Falls is a 151-footwaterfall that is located about two miles up Kuamoo Road (Route 580) from Hwy. 56. Follow the signs, pull-off the road and enjoy the view. There used to be a path that led to the bottom of the falls to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Nice parking with bathrooms and short walk to view the falls. Worth the time and its free!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gypsyrver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the Wailua Falls? You get to see that a lot closer where this lookout point is. Easy to get to but more like a backdrop at a distance. There is ample parking and restrooms. Pretty! Maybe spent 20 mins here..

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Not much to it, drive up to the overlook parking lot, get out, walk a few feet to the railing and enjoy the view. Not a bad view, just wish you could get a little closer. Plenty of chickens running about too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevegL7074HP
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This was on my ride up to the Hindu Monastery so I had to stop off. There's a sign for a turn off for the falls and a nice sized parking lot. You can also walk across the street to view the sites down the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matty L
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is a nice set of waterfalls right off the road across the street from the Wailua River overlook. The falls can easily be seen from the parking area. Anyone, even someone with a physical disability can see these falls with little difficulty.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Worthwhile visit. Restroom facilities on site. Not much parking available. Don't forget to cross the road for another overlook.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. Not much you can see. Waterfall is quite distant. You can take some pictures but from very far. Parking lot is clean and available. Across from waterfall is beautiful view of local river. You can see natives on the rafts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dionissio
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