Opaekaa Falls
Opaekaa Falls
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  • Brandon K
    Flagstaff, Arizona1,915 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful falls, but realize you are not getting close to them
    This is an easy access walk from a parking area with room for many cars. You get to see the falls clearly but at a distance as there are really not paths available to get near the falls. Some waterfalls require long hikes, so this is easily accessible on the East coast of Kauai, but the viewing at a distance is the tradeoff. Just manage your expectations and enjoy the view.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • iowacityia
    2,123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tuesday, November 28th morning visit.
    My wife and I visited the waterfalls as part of a Holland America shore excursion. This was 1 of 3 sites we visited on this excursion. The weather was not the greatest, with significant rainfall. Not the prettiest day. But the falls are viewed from quite a distance, and with all of the rain, very impressive. We did not spend a lot of time there. There was a restroom at the parking lot. I would not rush back to these falls.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • KevinL41872
    Nashua, New Hampshire555 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Spot
    Pretty close to our condo and an easy trek to view. Easy parking in a turnout off main road. The picture spot is perfect and the falls were moving even during a dry spell. A couple of people selling lei's and things but not pushy. A nice quick stop.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 2024
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Lee G
Philadelphia, PA261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Nice waterfall with a lot of traffic. White tropicbirds flew from the surrounding cliffs. Can continue down the road to the arboretum or monastery to fill out a morning.
Written 22 May 2024
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funmaru
Miami, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This site is a safe bet for those with mobility issues. There is a small parking lot you pull into and you can see the falls from there. It's free so you can't beat that.
Written 25 March 2024
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KevinL41872
Nashua, NH555 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Pretty close to our condo and an easy trek to view. Easy parking in a turnout off main road. The picture spot is perfect and the falls were moving even during a dry spell. A couple of people selling lei's and things but not pushy. A nice quick stop.
Written 3 March 2024
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Timothy K
Chicago, IL294 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The falls themselves are not overwhelming (3 star) and are a bit far form viewing platform, but the canyon/gorge is very nice (4 star), and on way there, an overlook has nice interpretive signs and remains of an old Hawaiian temple, with of course lots of chickens and other birds. It is an easy drive from Wailua on Hwy 580.
Written 1 February 2024
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advcards
Reno, NV4,137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Quick 10 minute stop got restrooms in a nice scenic overlook. Definitely worth the five minutes off the beaten path to see it. Beautiful waterfalls.
Written 1 January 2024
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iowacityia
iowa city, ia2,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited the waterfalls as part of a Holland America shore excursion. This was 1 of 3 sites we visited on this excursion. The weather was not the greatest, with significant rainfall. Not the prettiest day. But the falls are viewed from quite a distance, and with all of the rain, very impressive. We did not spend a lot of time there. There was a restroom at the parking lot. I would not rush back to these falls.
Written 12 December 2023
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Brandon K
Flagstaff, AZ1,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is an easy access walk from a parking area with room for many cars. You get to see the falls clearly but at a distance as there are really not paths available to get near the falls. Some waterfalls require long hikes, so this is easily accessible on the East coast of Kauai, but the viewing at a distance is the tradeoff. Just manage your expectations and enjoy the view.
Written 26 August 2023
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hockeyaw19
Marlborough, MA648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Stumbled upon this after leaving Lydgate chocolate farm and it was a pleasant little treat. Easy to view waterfall and River area with nice mountain backgrounds. Easy parking and restrooms. Check it out.
Written 27 May 2023
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were told to come by thru a recommendation. The waterfalls had double spouts of water churning thru the cliffs, one was actually coming through the rocks. You can't get really close up, but there are plenty of photo opportunities.
Written 18 December 2022
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Barb Z
Barrie, Canada85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The parking was definately a challenge, but manageable, and we were not able to get very close, but close enough to our VRBO that worth the trip.
Written 16 December 2022
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