Wailua Falls - Beautiful Scenic Waterfall in Hawaii Featured on TV on Fantasy Island
Wailua Falls is a beautiful scenic waterfall that drops 80 feet over a basalt cliff face in Wailua River State Park on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Wailua Falls are famous for being featured on TV in the opening credits of the TV show Fantasy Island which ran for seven years on ABC from 1978-1984.
Today Wailua Falls is a popular tourist attraction waterfall in Hawaii located in the eastern-central part of Kauai. In ancient times young Hawaiian men would leap over the 80 foot high waterfall to prove their manhood.
Wailua Falls can be reached along the eastern coast of Kauai right along State Road 583 also known as Maalo Road in Wailua River State Park. State Road 583 or Maalo Road can be reached off the Kuhio Highway or State Highway 56 in the northern part of the town of Lihue.
Anybody who remembers watching the Fantasy Island TV show in the late 1970's and early 1980's will remember seeing beautiful Wailua Falls in the opening credits of the show. The scenic falls are shown as the plane flying the guests in for the week flies over them. Anybody can see video of Wailua Falls today on YouTube by simply typing Fantasy Island into the YouTube search engine and then watching the opening credits.
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There is a path at Wailua Falls which allows visitors to hike to the base of the falls but when it's wet in the area the path can be slippery and treacherous. While it's nice sometimes to get to the base of a waterfall at Wailua Falls great views of this scenic natural wonder in Hawaii can be seen hiking along trails from above. Beautiful scenic Wailua Falls is certainly worth a visit.
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