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There are TONS of Maui waterfalls on the Road to Hana.

If you’re looking for grand waterfalls on the Road to Hana that you can see without much effort, Wailua Falls might be it!

 

Wailua Falls from the bridge

You can see these waterfalls as you’re driving across the bridge on the Hana Highway.

 

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Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana stops for swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Easy waterfalls to see when driving from car. Best Road to Hana waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

If you want to put in a little bit of extra effort (just a little bit), then you can park the car and then walk across the bridge for some better pictures.

There’s a decent-size parking area here. (Relative to most Road to Hana stops!)

 

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Wailua Falls lookout scenic point, Maui. Easy waterfalls to see from bridge. Best Road to Hana waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

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  • For women: Search for a rash guard for swimming and you won't have to worry as much about putting on sunscreen!
  • Water shoes for snorkeling if you won't be wearing fins, or just generally for the beach!
  • Cheapo waterproof phone case so you can capture pictures of colorful fishies swimming underwater!
    • I always have a camera float attached to my phone case that I put around my wrist
  • Snorkeling set: mask and fins
    • Fins allow you to propel further faster (aka see more in less time and energy!)
    • Go cheap if you accept that you need to come up for air frequently: regular swimming googles. They are not as fashionable but if you get swimming goggles, make them the clear kind so you won't be seeing dimmed colors of the colorful fishies!
    • If you are able, I recommend trying out the mask at your local lake (in summer) or pool so you will be good to go in Hawaii when there's actually stuff to see!
  • Travel-friendly turkish towel for the beach (lightweight compared to regular beach towels)
  • For women: Teva walking sandals (one of the best sandal brands for the outdoors, perfect for lots of walking around outside - that's not a lava field!)
  • For men: Teva sandals
  • For women: Merrell hiking shoes (one of the best outdoor shoe brands, perfect for walking over rugged terrain like lava fields!)
  • For men: Merrell hiking shoes
  • Moisture-wicking tech t-shirt for women perfect for hiking and hot days when you'll be outside a lot sweating
  • tech-t-shirt for men
  • For more ideas, do a search for hiking clothes or swimming clothes!

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Getting to Wailua Falls

If you’re looking for grand waterfalls on the Road to Hana where you can go swimming without the effort of a serious waterfall hike, Wailua Falls might be it too!

There’s just a short little trail that will take you straight to the waterfalls.

These are waterfalls that people go swimming at.

 

Wailua Falls trail hike to swim in waterfall pond. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

 

 

When you’re on the bridge facing the waterfalls, the trail will start off on the right side of the bridge.

There is a little bit of climbing over rocks on the trail but nothing too treacherous.

 

Wailua Falls trail hike to swim in waterfall pond. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog



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Wailua Falls trail hike to swim in waterfall pond. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls trail hike to swim in waterfall pond. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls trail hike to swim in waterfall pond. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

It might be helpful to wear watershoes or hiking sandals though! (This can be good for the Road to Hana in general!)

 

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And it will take you like 5 minutes or less to get to the grand waterfalls!

 

Wailua Falls!

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Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

Wailua Falls Maui. Best Road to Hana swimming waterfalls in Maui. Hawaii travel blog

 

 

Map of Wailua Falls location

Wailua Falls is located more towards the “end” of the Hana Highway when you’re doing the normal Road to Hana drive starting off by going through Paia town.

 

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These waterfalls are actually located a little past Hana town, and you’ll find them as you’re on your way to the the coastal side (Kipahulu district) of Haleakala National Park. The coastal side of the national park is where you’ll find the famous bamboo forest of the Pipiwai Trail. So if you’re planning on hiking the Pipiwai Trail, then you can stop by Wailua Falls on your way there, or your way back.

 

 

And those are some waterfalls in Maui on the Road to Hana to consider stopping at!

And here’s a list of over 10 waterfalls to choose from on the Hana Highway.

Also see the list of stops to make on the Road to Hana!

 

HAPPY SEEING ROADSIDE WATERFALLS AT WAILUA FALLS!

 

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