Honokohau Falls. Hawaii. US
Honokohau Falls is a drowned in lush greenery waterfall located on the island of Maui, Hawaiian Islands (US). It is the highest waterfall on the island. In order to reach such an incredible attraction, you have to take a helicopter tour, otherwise you won’t get there. You won’t be able to get to the waterfall by car, it is not reachable on foot – the area is too complicated for traveling.
Water falls from a height of more than one hundred meters into a neat cavity. Next, Honokohau dumps its waters further into the second pool. Thus, it is a two-tiered waterfall. Honokohau Falls was named after the Honokohau stream. It is a long river which starts from the Puu Kukui top, the highest peak of Mauna Kahalawai – the West Maui Mountains. This place is surrounded by greenery and everywhere around you can feel the spirit of freedom and wildlife.
The top of Mount Waialeale is located in the center of the island. This is essentially a volcanic crater, and the second highest point on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The name can be literally translated as “rippling water” or “overflowing water”. It is one of the wettest places on the earth having a tropical rainforest climate – 11 500 mm of rainfalls in an average year. All of this moisture is collected and flows from a height of 1,500 meters. Thus, it forms numerous streams. One of such places on these slopes became known as the “Wall of Tears”.
These waters fill a labyrinth of streams moving down the Mount Waialeale to the plain through the numerous waterfalls. They form the navigable rivers of the Hawaiian Islands: Waimea, Wailua, Makaveli and Hanapepe. A number of remarkable phenomena such as gorges in Waimea (Hawaiian “Little Grand Canyon”) have been created due to this constant flow of water.
The movie “Jurassic Park” brought fame to the Honokohau Falls. The incredible plot of the film takes the viewer exactly hither. The waterfall got into one of the scenes of the movie and was remembered for many viewers. Don’t worry that it’s so hard to get here. There are various companies which offer special tours to visit this place, so you can book the chopper in advance. This amazing and beautiful place is waiting for you!