If you'd like to see cascading waterfalls but don't want to hike into the wilderness to do it, this is your best bet. The journey here, about a 4-mile drive from Lihue, takes you through rolling hills past former sugar-cane fields and across a valley, with majestic mountains in the background. From the Wailua Falls parking lot you can look down at two waterfalls cascading some 80 feet into a large pool. Legend claims that the alii (royalty) came to these waterfalls and dived from the cliff into the pool below to show the common people that monarchs were not mere men. Don't try this today.