Shore Excursion Details

Discover Jungle Falls Hike

Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i

Discover Jungle Falls Hike


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Hike through the rainforest in Huleia National Wildlife Refuge to two spectacular waterfalls, where you may swim in the refreshing pools below. The refuge is closed to the public to protect the endangered species, but you will enjoy special access to this natural wonderland. As you follow a descending trail, the guide will describe the lush flora, which may include wild coffee, lobster claw heliconia and hau trees, the branches of which Hawaiians once used to make outrigger floats. Named for its stand of graceful bamboo, Bamboo Falls is the smaller of the cascades, while Papakolea Falls plummets down more than 60 feet. Both are breathtaking. Feel free to swim, stand under the waterfalls for a natural massage or simply relax on the rocky shore and behold nature’s beauty. Later, you will gaze out over Menehune Fish Pond, home to dozens of avian species such as the nēnē, Hawaii’s state bird.


  • Behold two little-known waterfalls in Huleia National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Swim in the pools below the cascades or simply enjoy the beautiful peaceful settings.
  • Learn about the surrounding flora and fauna, much of it indigenous and endangered.
  • Admire nearby natural areas such as the Menehune Fish Pond.


  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing with a swimsuit underneath.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant.
  • Wear water shoes or walking shoes with good traction.

Need to Know:

Note: Water shoes with good grip recommended for the whole tour. No flip-flops allowed. Water shoes are available to rent for an additional fee of $10.00 (CASH ONLY). Expect footwear and clothes to get wet/dirty and muddy. Wear swimwear, and bring sunscreen, bug-spray, and a towel. No water bottles, bring your own container for water refills. Minimum age is 6 years. Max weight: 265 pounds. This tour is not appropriate for people with back problems, recent surgeries, bone/joint problems, heart conditions, or women who are pregnant. Not recommended for those over 70.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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