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ⓘ Wailua Falls




Wailua Falls
                                     

ⓘ Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is a waterfall on the island of Kauai, part of the US state of Hawaii. The 173 foot falls are located on the South Fork Wailua River near Lihue. The waterfall is prominently featured on the opening credits of the television series Fantasy Island.

There are paths to the bottom of the waterfall, but it can be muddy and slippery. The "trail" from the Parking lot on less steep the closer. In ancient times, Hawaiian men would jump from the top of the falls to prove their manhood. Some people still jumping from the top of the waterfall, though it is dangerous and illegal. In 2016, the man jumped off the waterfall and lost consciousness, but miraculously escapes death when someone swam in the pool to save him. The pool is great for swimming, but there are swift currents close to the waterfall. There is another waterfall nearby named Opaekaa falls.