9 Best Waterfalls on Hawaii’s Big Island

Akshay Kulkarni Jul 8, 2019
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Waterfalls are nature's most spectacular occurrences and those in Hawaii possess an extra charm. Explore these enchanting waterfalls of Big Island in your next Hawaii trip.

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Akaka Falls

In the Akaka Falls State Park, just a short hike away lies this 135 m mighty waterfall.

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Rainbow Falls

Created by Wailuku River - the longest river in Hawaii, this waterfall's massive torrent falls over a natural cave, the fabled home of Hina (a Hawaiian Goddess).

Hiilawe Falls

Falling from a great height of 442 m, this is one of the tallest waterfalls in Hawaii.

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Peepee Falls

Located near the Rainbow falls, this lesser-known falls is worth a visit for its aesthetic beauty.

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Umauma Falls

This series of 3 waterfalls is known for its ziplining and rappelling experiences.

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Kaluahine Falls

This thunderous ocean-bound waterfall is located at the eastern end of the Waipio Valley.

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Onomea Falls

Flowing gracefully in the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, this picturesque waterfall is made up of many small cascading streams.

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Waiale Falls

A beautiful two-tier waterfall near Hilo, its one tier is natural and the other is man-made.

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Kahuna Falls

Also a part of Akaka Falls State Park, this roaring silvery waterfall looks majestic amidst the lush greenery.