Honokohau Falls most likely are tallest falls in Maui. This fantastic waterfall has been filmed for "Jurassic park" in order to create a feeling of otherworldly, exotic beauty.
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Honokohau Falls is named after Honokohau stream – a comparatively long river which starts near the summit of Puu Kukui and after some 2 km reaches the abyss. Frequent rains (summit of Puu Kukui gets more than 9,000 mm of rain per year – one of the highest rainfalls in the world) help to form a small river, which here, along the layers of Wailuku basalt formation falls into the amphitheater-shaped valley. After the falls Honokohau stream continues to flow through giant, up to 700 m deep canyons and reaches the ocean after 14 km.
Waterfall has two steps. The upper step is higher, water falls into a small pool and after a short distance fall continues.
Often it is mentioned that the height of falls is 341 m, but there are sources that mention a height of 487 m.
Waterfall is very hard to access by feet – but there are organized helicopter tours to this beautiful landmark. If clouds cover the summit of mountains, the sight is unusual. It seems that a waterfall emerges from the cloud and falls down along the emerald green mountain slope.
Honokohau Falls are included in the following article:
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