Waterfalls on Hawaii’s Big Island
Some of the Big Islands most breathtaking and accessible waterfalls can be discovered along the northeastern coast of the island, along the Hilo and Hamakua Coast. This is the greenest and most fertile part of the island, blessed with amazing tropical rainforests and botanical gardens.
Begin your journey just north of Downtown Hilo in Wailuku River State Park, home to the 24-metre Waianuenue, also known as Rainbow Falls and Peepee Falls that feed the bubbling pools called Boiling Pots. Head north along the beautiful Hamakua Heritage Corridor and stop at Akaka State Falls Park. Here you’ll find the 30-metre Kahuna Falls and the incredible 135-metre Akaka Falls. Count the waterfalls in the valleys along Hawaii Belt Road as you continue north to the end of the line at the scenic Waipio Valley Lookout. In the back of this sacred valley where King Kamehameha I was raised is the towering, 396-metre Hiilawe Falls. You can take a guided hike into Waipio Valley to get an even closer look. You can also go on a sky adventure to discover the Big Island’s hidden waterfalls by helicopter or air tour. Spend a romantic day chasing waterfalls on Hawaii’s Big Island.