Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls), Hanapepe

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Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Manawaiopuna Falls (colloquially known as Jurassic Falls) is a privately owned waterfall in the Hawaiian Islands, located in Hanapepe Valley on Kauai Island. It is 122 metres (400 ft) tall. It featured in the background of several scenes in the 1993 Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park.
The waterfall is only accessible by helicopter. Landing near the falls was forbidden until 2009, after which Island Helicopters was allowed to land a limited number of times per week.
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  • Generally a quiet island to visit, if you stay away from the 'kiddie' oriented resort. If you are there it is a reasonable drive to see the island with it.  more »
  • My wife and I did the Jurassic Falls Landing Adventure with Island Helicopters. They are the only helicopter company that is allowed to land at the falls. It is more magnificent in person than on the....  more »
  • Spectacular falls with a spectacular copter approach. The other falls around there are also magnificent from the air. Wow.
  • The best helicopter ride I've ever taken! The views were magnificent and the weather was perfect! Couldn't have asked for a better trip. Worth every penny

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