The Hawaiian word for waterfall is “Wailele.” On Hawaii’s “Garden Isle” of Kauai, wailele are everywhere. Kauai has so many waterfalls that no one is certain of the actual count. With annual rainfall over 400 inches in places on the island it’s no wonder.
The rain makes way for vibrant, lush hillsides and deeply carved valleys filled with rushing streams and massive waterfalls. This coupling of rushing water and chiseled green lushness affords amazing scenes like this throughout the island.
Here a pair of tall waterfalls cascade over large cliffs in the middle Kauai’s vibrant interior as clouds hover above the ridge-line rim.