Maui, one of the main Hawaiian islands, is known for its breathtaking scenery, beaches, mountains, and of course, waterfalls. The waterfalls on Maui are magnificent natural attractions, many of which are easily accessible to tourists. Here is a brief overview of some of them:
Twin Falls – One of the most accessible waterfalls on Maui, Twin Falls is located at the beginning of the road to Hana. This waterfall is known for its two streams that flow into a common pool.
Wailua Falls – This waterfall is located near the road to Hana and is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Hawaii. It falls from a height of 80 feet (approximately 24 metres) and is easily visible from the road.
Makahiku Falls and Waimoku Falls – Both of these waterfalls can be seen while hiking the Pipiwai Trail. Makahiku Falls falls from a height of 185 feet (56 metres), while Waimoku Falls is one of the highest waterfalls on Maui, falling from a height of 400 feet (122 metres).
Three Bears Falls is another popular waterfall on the road to Hana, which gets its name because of the three separate streams falling from different heights.
Pools of Oheo (or Seven Sacred Pools) – While not a classic waterfall, these natural pools formed by streams falling from the mountains are one of the most popular places to visit on the east side of Maui.
In addition to the aforementioned waterfalls, there are numerous other lesser known but equally beautiful waterfalls on Maui, many of which are hidden deep in the jungle or require hiking tours to visit.
If you plan to visit waterfalls on Maui, remember to consider safety: keep an eye on weather conditions, be careful on slippery rocks, and follow signs and warnings.