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Secret Falls, A Waterfall in the Wailua Valley, Kauai

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JOURNAL : July 14, 2002

Boat Trip & Hike up Wailua Valley

Kauai > Hawaii > United States

Series Boat Trip & Hike up Wailua Valley

We rented a motorboat and buzzed up the Wailua River. Along the way we passed a group of kayakers. In hindsight (as they soon were) kayaking would have been a better choice. Lower Wailua River is a very peaceful river that should be navigated in a sleek, silent vessel.

Secret Falls in Wailua Valley, Kauai

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Navigating the Wailua River by Boat, Kauai, Hawaii

Wailua River by BoatView All Sizes

In a shallow area we beached the boat and took to the trail. After a pleasant trek through the jungle we arrived in a bowl formed by Secret Falls. The water was cool and refreshing, as Hawaiian mountain water tends to be. We lounged around and bathed under the waterfall. Aaaaah...

Natural Jacuzzi

Instead of taking the trail back, we rock-hopped downstream and found a place where the stream water hit a corner and frothed into a bubbly round tub. It was easy to imagine the ancient Hawaiians enjoying the day in this very same spot. Near this natual Jacuzzi was a cleared area next to the river, like a community gathering place. Down the river we came upon the boat again.

Hawaiian Village near the Wailua River, Kauai

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Strutting Peacocks

On the way back we docked at the Hawaiian Village on the banks of the Wailua River. The grounds are neatly tended and occupied by radiant peafowls. Coming through the trees, we spotted one male peacock with his shocking feathers sprayed out, slowing strutting around within a group. Occasionaly he would vibrate his quills, sounding like a rattlesnake.

Wailua Valley

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Peacock Spread in the Hawaiian Village, Kauai, Hawaii

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Secret Falls, A Waterfall in the Wailua Valley, Kauai

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Peacock Spread in the Hawaiian Village, Kauai, Hawaii

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Boat Trip & Hike up Wailua Valley

July 14, 2002

Kauai > Hawaii > United States

Tags   Boating · Hiking · Waterfalls · Rivers

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