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Mana Waipuna Falls is where parts of the movie Jurassic Park were filmed. Remember when the helicopter landed near the falls in the beginning? Then at the end when the survivors fled the island, they departed from a helipad at the same spot.

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JOURNAL : July 15, 2002

Mt. Waialeale by Helicopter

Kauai > Hawaii > United States

Series Mt. Waialeale by Helicopter
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Waialeale to Hanapepe

Mt. Waialeale is the southern wall of Hanalei Valley. Most of the time it hovers somberly in the hazy clouds like a fortress with walls dropping thousands of feet to the jungle floor. We skimmed the sheer cliffs and headed south through a valley. The verdant lava fields are sliced in places by rivers, and one that stands out just slightly is Mana Waipuna Falls. Made famous by the opening helicopter scenes of Jurassic Park, Mana Waipuna is sheer eye candy.

Sheer Cliffs of Mt. Waialeale on Kauai

Waialeale, Kaua’iView All Sizes

Mana Waipuna Waterfall

The falls sits amongst many waterfalls in the southern slopes of Mt. Waialeale. It's pretty stunning as the water spreads over the rocks in its descent.

Mt. Waialeale from the Helicopter, Kauai, Hawaii

Mt. Waialeale

Sheer Cliffs and Waterfalls of Mt. Waialeale, Kauai

Waialeale Pali

Back to Hanapepe

The last views as we descend are Waimea and the wide expanses of the southern slopes. What did we learn from all this? The helicopter tour is Da Kine. Everybody does it and you wouldn't want to be uncool, RIGHT? Lots of tours are available on the island nowadays. Have fun!

Waimea and Southern Kauai

Waimea, KauaiView All Sizes

Old lava fields are now Sugarcane Fields on Kauai

Old lava fields on Kaua’iView All Sizes

Mana Waipuna Falls is where parts of the movie Jurassic Park were filmed. Remember when the helicopter landed near the falls in the beginning? Then at the end when the survivors fled the island, they departed from a helipad at the same spot.

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Mt. Waialeale by Helicopter

July 15, 2002

Kauai > Hawaii > United States

Tags   Flying · Mountains · Waterfalls

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