Manawaiopuna Falls - Jurassic Falls

Manawaiopuna Falls – Discovering Kauai’s Jurassic Park Waterfall

Discover Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as Jurassic Falls, the stunning Kauai waterfall featured in Jurassic Park.

Nestled deep in the heart of Kauai’s lush and jagged interior, Manawaiopuna Falls is a hidden gem that’s waiting to be discovered. Also known as “Jurassic Falls” due to its appearance in the movie Jurassic Park, this stunning waterfall is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an adventurous escape into nature and for fans seeking a connection to the movie.

Manawaiopuna Falls - Jurassic Falls

The magnificent waterfall is a towering 400-foot cascade of water that fans out over a rocky face into a tranquil pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Next to the main falls is a smaller, slightly shorter waterfall.

Located in the Hanapepe Valley on privately-owned land, Manawaiopuna Falls can only be accessed via a helicopter tour. (Situated on private land in an inaccessible area of Kauai, hiking to the falls is not an option.) There are several helicopter tour companies that visit the falls, but only one tour company, Island Helicopters, has permission to land.

Helicopter Tours That Visit Manawaiopuna Falls

Experience the magic of Kauai’s Jurassic Falls by booking your tour today!

Read more about Manawaiopuna Falls in our Spring 2024 Issue of Kauai Magazine.