Tall waterfall with several drops and pools below the drops. The name Waimanu means "bird water".

The scarce information about this waterfall is contradictory – there is another tall Waimanu Fall in Hawai’i island and it may happen that the information about both these monuments is mixed together.

Waimanu Falls are included in the following list:

Map of 12 best waterfalls in Molokai Island
Map of 12 best waterfalls in Molokai Island


  1. Waimanu Falls. World Waterfall Database.
Waimanu Falls on the map
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Location, GPS coordinates: 21.1541 N 156.9487 W
Categories: Waterfalls
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 1.5 out of 10 stars
Where is located? Oceania, United States, Hawaii, near the north coast of Moloka’i, Waimanu Valley, 5.5 km south-east from Kalaupappa
Height: 550 m (?), highest drop – 120 m (?)

Video of Waimanu Falls

Ted Kanemitsu, November 2018

Landmarks of Hawaii

Eruption of Kīlauea volcano, 1954
Eruption of Kīlauea volcano, 1954 / USGS, public domain
The Hawaiian Islands belong to the most remote islands in the world. Hawaii are characterised by tropical climate, mountainous relief, volcanism and isolation. If compared to most islands in Pacific, several Hawaiian Islands have comparatively large landmass. All these factors have led to the development of numerous impressive and unique natural attractions and some impressive monuments of culture.

Waterfalls and rapids

Virginia Falls, Canada
Virginia Falls / Paul Gierszewski, Wikimedia Commons / public domain
Some of the most fascinating and awe inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls, or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

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