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Rainbow Falls

Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (217 reviews)
“easy access” (130 reviews)
“boiling pots” (114 reviews)
Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-961-9540
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The falls are really lovely but the site is very very busy and not the easiest place to park. Tons of tour buses and coaches but that's the reason, the falls are very easily accessible from the roadside car park. Definitely worth a visit but...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 3 days ago

fanced with the tarace to take a picture. restrooms available. Worth to hike on the peak. Also recomend repelents.

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our favorite waterfall to see; Such a cool view! Waterfalls are so amazing! Luckily there's not much walking. Its a short walk from the parking lot and no steep hills. You can walk up the hill of 2,000 stairs and see the falls up close....More

Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful spot that is easy to access from a parking lot. Take the steps up to the top of the falls for an additional view. The natural tropical plants, flowers and trees are beautiful.

Thank Globehoppingirl910
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

again (like the Aka Aka Falls) you can drive all the way to the Falls... they look really nice and also the history behind these falls is very interesting. Sadly, a tipical Tourist-Hotspot where everybody just jumps out of the car, takes a picture and...More

Thank monica d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a small waterfall but its easily accessibly. We could not see any Rainbow as it was a cloudy day but you can still get some good pictures. The hike to the top of the fall is relatively easy and there you get so see...More

Thank garfieldvk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop by this spot on our way to the volcano. At first we were disappointed because we thought it was just a place to look at from a bridge about 100yds away but then we noticed the staircase that...More

Thank Conner B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see and so close to town I was shocked, So beautiful, it had good parking and you can hike around a bit.

Thank sox10str
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to hike to see these falls. It is very visible after you get out of your car and walk a short distance. If you wish, you can walk up some steps to the top and take photos from there but the photos...More

Thank CrazyKphotography
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love waterfalls and rainbows . This is a beautiful falls that have a rainbow , better during different times of the day. The grounds walking up to the falls are very well done. Would recommend going while in Hilo.

Thank Dickwee
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24 March 2017|
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Response from ladyinthehills | Reviewed this property |
No, way too far for most people.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour bus but you can easily rent a car and drive to the sights.
11 September 2015|
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Response from Tnvball | Reviewed this property |
You are correct on both accounts.