101 Things to Do (Kauaʻi) - - BEYOND THE CITY -

Take a scenic (and sur­pris­ingly con­ve­nient!) pit stop two miles up Route 580 to see one of Kaua‘i’s most ac­ces­si­ble ma­jor wa­ter­falls.

OPAEKA‘A FALLS is an east side won­der equipped with an ad­van­ta­geous park­ing lot for easy-ac­cess. Mak­ing mem­o­ries here is a breeze! Keep an eye out for signs in Wailua di­rect­ing you to the road­side look­out on the right. Then, pull in to a stall to snap a quick photo. No wad­ing trough streams or climb­ing jun­gle ter­rain nec­es­sary. Walk up­hill from the Opaeka‘a Look­out, and you’ll get a bird’s eye view of WAILUA RIVER VAL­LEY. FAST FACT: Opaeka‘a means, “rolling shrimp” in Hawai­ian; these bite-size crus­taceans used to pop­u­late the stream.

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