Posted by: danielfee | July 29, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 07-29-2012

Opaeka’a Falls – Kauai, Hawaii

There is a great viewing point for Opaeka’a Falls located on Highway 580 on the eastern side of Kauai. Kauai is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and is the fourth largest of the main islands.  Opaeka’a Falls is located on the Wailua River in the Wailua River State park. It is a 151–foot waterfall that flows over basalt from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The name Opaeka means “rolling shrimp”, “opae” being Hawaiian for shrimp, and “kaʻa” for rolling. It flows year-round and most of the time it falls in a double cascade but the two sides may become one after a heavy rain. In the background, the scenic peaks of the Makaleha mountains.

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