There are countless waterfalls across Hawaii that need to be seen to get a full sense of the islands. The various waterfalls are recognized as some of the most beautiful in the world. Aerial views of these spectacular waterfalls create some of the best ways to see these natural wonders.
Manawaiopuna Falls (“Jurassic Falls”)
One of Kauai’s most notable waterfalls is Manawaiopuna Falls which is one of the reasons the island earned its nickname of the “Garden Isle.” Manawaiopuna Falls has also been referred to as “Jurassic Falls” since appearing in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park in 1993. Because it is located on a private stretch of land, the only way to see Jurassic Falls is by air.
Wailua Falls is a double-tiered waterfall so lovely that it was featured in the opening scene of the long-running TV show Fantasy Island. While you can just barely see this waterfall from the ground, the best photos of the falls come from a helicopter tour where you fly very close to the falls as well as other falls upstream of it.
Seen on Tour: Kauai Discovery
Twin Falls is the first waterfall group along the Road to Hana. They are a group of smaller waterfalls surrounded by lush foliage and dreamlike caverns in the rock walls. The limited parking in this area fills up quickly, so to avoid the headache consider taking a helicopter tour of Maui for great views of Twin Falls.
Nestled deep within the rugged terrain of the West Maui Mountains, Honokohau Falls cascades majestically into two tiers that course 1,119 feet. The falls are so impressive that producers of the film “Jurassic Park” insisted on including aerial shots of the cascades in the film because of their impressive appearance. This is truly one of those sites that actually leaves the passengers of our tours speechless.