Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. See Rainbow Falls and all Hilo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hilo trip maker .
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Rainbow Falls Reviews
The Falls are beautiful, and the legend that surrounds them is charming. However the most impressive part of this trip was the small Forest to the left and slightly behind the falls. The most strange ... more »
Es increíble como el paisaje y vegetación cambian tanto de un lugar a otro en esta isla. Al visitar esta cascada se da una corta vuelta para ver también otra cascada y se nota mayor humedad y vegetaci... more »It's amazing how the landscape and vegetation change so much from one place to another on this island. When visiting this waterfall you take a short turn to see also another waterfall and you notice greater moisture and even more tropical vegetation. Divine! Go in the morning that in the afternoon in the waterfall there is shade.
Easily accessible. Parking wasn't an issue and there is no hike to the falls. Recommended for a quick and easy visit to one of the many water falls in the area
It is a pretty waterfall. You can drive very close to it and do not have to hike to see it. You can go up the stairs toward the top and see huge banyan trees. The sound of the waterfall is very serene.
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