Friday, July 17, 2009

Kulaniapia Falls - A Hidden Treasure of the Island
Going around the Big Island - Part VII

Continued from the post: Glowing Lava - Ocean Entry at Kalapana of Puna - Going around the Big Island - Part VI.

We had no time checking out the Kulaniapia Falls yesterday as we had to leave for the Kalapana lava ocean entry. Today we had plenty of time to spend here with this pretty but impressive waterfalls. I wanted to swim into the waterfall basin like those guys in Lost, but unfortunately it started raining and also found out that the water was quite chilly, so I gave up on the idea. It may have been full of leeches, too, but I regretted later.


woman tourists visiting Kulaniapia Falls, tropical rainforest jungle, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, Model Released - MR#: 000102, 000103

The Kulaniapia Falls is perhaps one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is not huge or famous like Akaka Falls or Hiilawe Falls of Waipio Valley, but this private waterfall still has impressive height and the amount of water. What makes this waterfall special is that it is surrounded by the very pretty tropical rainforest - palm trees, bamboos, and other exotic plants, that are pruned regularly and neatly by the owner of the place.


Kulaniapia Falls, tropical rainforest jungle, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii, USA


Kulaniapia Falls, tropical rainforest jungle, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

To be continued to: Negative Ions of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Going around the Big Island - Part VIII.

2 comments:

  1. I visited the falls, sunbathed near the basin, swam for a few hours each morning in the basin and can assure you there are no leeches.

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  2. Thanks for that! I will definitely swim in there next time!

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