Honokohau Falls – Maui’s Tallest Waterfall

May 27, 2015

Dubbed as the tallest waterfall on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Honokohau Falls is a  two-tiered natural beauty standing tall and proud at a height of 341 meters however some sources claim it to be at the height of 487 meters. It is no wonder that this natural wonder was featured in the movie ‘Jurassic Park’ as it recreated and lent a feeling of a striking otherworldly place.

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The famed Honokohau Falls are named after the long Honohokau stream, a river that flows starting from the summit of Puu Kukui. With its magnificent view, Honokohau Falls is a must-see spot while you are in Hawaii however don’t be fooled by its beauty as getting there is not as convenient as you think. Honokohau Falls is inaccessible by car and hiking so the only way to get to this beautiful part of Maui is by booking a helicopter/chopper ride.

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Travelers are advised to book in advance in order to prevent any disappointments later on. One need not worry as there are various travel agencies operating in the area which offers private tour to this waterfalls.

Photo source: Forest and Kim Starr

Photo source: Forest and Kim Starr

Sightseeing also depends on the weather as this area receives frequent rains. There are times when sea of clouds shroud Honokohau Falls so it is best to check the weather before scheduling a helicopter trip to this natural landmark. The Puu Kukui summit gets more than 9,000 mm of rain each year so this part of Maui is considered to be receiving the highest rainfalls in the world.

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The waterfalls lovingly cascade and drop from the peak of the mountains and drop powerfully into a pool facing down the cliff. As Honokohau Falls is two-tiered, it can be seen that the water spills inward into a small pool and plunges deeper into several hundred feet to another pool at the bottom most part of the mountain.

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