Honokohau Falls

Discover the mesmerizing Honokohau Falls, Maui’s tallest waterfall, nestled in Hana’s lush rainforest. Enjoy thrilling helicopter tours or challenging hikes for an unforgettable experience.

Honokohau Falls is a Waterfall located in the city of Hana on Maui, Hawaii
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  • Overview: Honokohau Falls, located in Hana on Maui, Hawaii, is a breathtaking, must-see attraction for visitors to the island. This stunning double-tiered waterfall is nestled within the lush West Maui Mountains and is a perfect example of Hawaii’s natural beauty.
  • Highlights: What sets Honokohau Falls apart from other waterfalls in Maui is its impressive height. At approximately 1,100 feet, it is the tallest waterfall on the island, with its two tiers creating a mesmerizing cascading effect that is truly awe-inspiring.
  • Activities: Visitors to Honokohau Falls can enjoy a thrilling helicopter tour to witness the falls up close, or embark on a challenging hike through the dense rainforest to reach the base of the waterfall for a refreshing swim in the cool, clear waters.
  • Information: Honokohau Falls is best accessed via helicopter tour, as there are no official trails leading to the falls. Tours typically operate daily, weather permitting. The best time to visit is during the rainy season (November to March), when the waterfall is at its most powerful. Be sure to check with local tour operators for availability and pricing.
  • History & Significance: Honokohau Falls holds cultural significance to the native Hawaiian people, as it is believed to be the home of the mo’o, or water spirits. The falls have also gained fame from their appearance in the opening scene of the 1993 movie “Jurassic Park.”
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Honokohau Falls, consider booking a helicopter tour that includes other notable sites, such as the Haleakalā volcano and the Hana Rainforest. Additionally, for a truly unforgettable experience, opt for a doors-off helicopter tour, which allows for unobstructed views and a more immersive experience.

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