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Ho’olalaea Waterfall

Admire nature at its best with views of this double waterfall cascading 151 feet onto the rocks and stream below. The Ho’olalaea waterfall is better known as Opaeka’a Falls, and this is how you will see it referenced on signs and in guide books. If you want to see one of Kauai’s beautiful waterfalls but aren’t interested in a long hike to get there, Ho’olalaea is a good choice.

The lookout for the Ho’olalaea water fallis located adjacent to the parking lot. You’ll want to bring your zoom lens, as you’ll be admiring this 40-foot-wide falls from across the valley. With the Makeleha Mountains forming the backdrop and birds soaring through the steep valley below, this is a picturesque location and a great spot to spend an afternoon. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal with a view. There are picnic tables and restrooms available on your Kauai adventures. Before you leave, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing for expansive views of the Wailua River.


Directions to Ho’olalaea Waterfall

From Highway 56, turn up Kuamoo Road (Hwy 580) on the mauka (mountain) side. Continue up the hill until you see signs for Opaeka’a Falls and a parking lot on the right.


Other Nearby Waterfalls

The coconut coast of Kauai has several waterfalls within a close proximity. Add Wailua Falls and Secret Falls to your itinerary to see all three falls that are just a few miles apart.


Wailua Falls

For another nearby must-see waterfall experience, make the short drive to Wailua Falls. Also easily accessible from the parking lot, this 173-foot double falls will astound you with its raw power. With the right timing, you’ll catch a rainbow extending through the mist at the base of the falls.


Secret Falls

You’ll have to leave the car behind in order to experience Secret Falls. While it’s anything but a “secret” these days, it is still well worth the adventure. Grab your kayak and paddles, and head 45 minutes up the Wailua River. For rentals or guided tours, check with Kayak Kauai.


East Shore Rentals

Choosing one of our rentals on the east shore, such as Banyan Harbor, will put you in perfect proximity for exploring Kauai’s beautiful waterfalls. Banyan Harbor is just one block from Kalapaki Beach, well known for its great surfing and stand up paddle boarding conditions.


Contact Us

With a variety of rentals all across Kauai, we can put you in perfect proximity for hitting all of Kauai’s best waterfalls and beaches on Kauai adventures. Please contact us at 800-215-9880 or with any questions or check out our website for more information about where to stay and what to do on your beach getaway to Kauai.

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