They cover steep mountainsides roll down red dirt roadsides and they roar into the depths of waimea canyon. The na pali coast is one of the most concentrated places anywhere to see waterfalls in kauai.
The island s own mount waialeale receives more than 400 inches of rain each year on average.
Waterfalls south side kauai. Wailua falls kauai if by some stroke of bad luck you ve only got time to visit one of kauai s many waterfalls then making it wailua falls would be a wise choice. Amazing falls with an amazing hike to go with it for our family of 5. They are so abundant that you ll find shower waterfalls on the island s more remote hiking trails.
Head north from lihue on highway 56 and take a left on maalo road in hanamaulu. Located over the wailua river opaeka a drops more than 150 feet 45 metres into the secluded green depths of the pool below. Kauai is by far the wettest island in the state of hawaii so it s only natural that its lush tropical rainforests and massive sea cliffs are practically bursting with gorgeous waterfalls.
The steep jagged mountainsides are perfect terrain for spectacular cascading waterfalls. Wailua falls a double tiered waterfall is located just north of lihue and is the most easily accessible on kauai. The waterfalls are endless on kauai.
Volcanic eruptions from millions of years ago have turned the cliff side of the opaekaa stream into one of the top kauai attractions. There are so many waterfalls on kauai that it s difficult to narrow down the best five. Our teenage kids thought this was the best adventure in our two week trip to hawaii we did the kayak tour our guide was t and he was fantastic both the river and the hike were definitely worth it you spend about 45 minutes at the falls where lunch was provided as well as time to get wet.
After traveling uphill for approximately 3 miles the road ends at the parking lot of the falls. Opaeka a falls is one of kauai s most accessible and thus most popular waterfalls. Seeing the falls is free.
Unlike other waterfalls on this list it is possible to drive right within a reasonable walking distance of the falls. Consistent rain in the highlands above at alakai swamp mean that this coastline is always blessed with a stunning amount of beautiful waterfalls.