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Hawaiian Waterfall Hike w/ Photographer

Honolulu, United States

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Experience hosted by Colin

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will first meet at the trailhead. We'll begin the hike and begin to navigate through the Hawaiian rainforest. Along the hike you'll see a bamboo forest, a Hawaiian stream we'll cross multiple times, and many examples of native Hawaiian plant-life (Note: the hike is moderately difficult for most people but can be a hard hike for someone brand new to hiking). When we get to the waterfall we'll take a break and you'll have time to take pictures, swim in the waterfall pool, and approach the waterfall if you wish. When you're ready, I'll take pictures of you with my professional DSLR camera (Nikon D850). I'll take general pictures of you in front of the waterfall at a distance and up close. I'll take pictures of you from various angles and positions I'm familiar with. When you're ready, we'll leave the waterfall and head back towards the parking area. I'll then go home and edit the images to bring out the colors and enhance the lighting. Editing can take 3-5 days though is sometimes done sooner. Once the photos are done, I'll upload them to the internet and send you a private link where you can download them. *Rocks have been known to fall down around waterfalls. It's rare but it is a possibility. There also is a disease called leptospirosis that exists in the water. It seems fairly rare and easily treatable but I would research more if you are concerned.
We will first meet at the trailhead. We'll begin the hike and begin to navigate through the Hawaiian rainforest. Along the hike you'll see a bamboo forest, a Hawaiian stream we'll cross multiple times, and many examples of native Hawaiian plant-life (Note: the hike is moderately difficult for most people but can be a hard hike for someone brand new to hiking). When we get to the waterfall we'll take a break and you'll have time to take picture…

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Thu, 4 Mar
11:00 - 13:00
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Fri, 12 Mar
11:00 - 13:00
Join 5 other guests
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Sat, 13 Mar
11:00 - 13:00
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£33 per person
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Meet your host, Colin

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I've mostly grew up in Hawaii while my Dad was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. In total I've probably spent about 15 years on the island. I graduated college at Colorado State University with degrees in math and finance. However I did not want to work in the office and I'm trying to find a way to do that ;) I grew up hiking trails and exploring many different parts of Oahu. I bought a nice camera and started landscape photography in about 2012. This led me to explore Oahu even more heavily and I feel like I have an expert knowledge of the island. I recently started selling my landscape photos at farmer's markets and online. This quickly led me to model photography which I am now focusing heavily on. So, I think I'm in a unique position to both show you cool hiking trails and to take good photos of you on these trails ;)
I've mostly grew up in Hawaii while my Dad was in the Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor. In total I've probably spent about 15 years on the island. I graduated college at Colorado State University with degrees in math and finance. However I did not want to work in the office and I'm trying to find a way to do that ;) I grew up hiking trails and exploring many different parts of Oahu. I bought a nice camera and started landscape photography in about 2012. This led me to explore Oahu even more…
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Where you'll be

The waterfall is called Lulumahu Falls and is on the island of Oahu. You can drive to the start of the trail and park either in the dirt parking lot or along a nearby side road. Do -not- leave valuables in the car because sometimes they're broken into. The hike is approximately 45 minutes one-way (approx 1.5 hr roundtrip). The trail to the waterfall will take you through the Hawaiian rainforest as well as a small bamboo forest.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 72 reviews.

Ash
February 2021
Totally worth it! I wouldn’t recommend not wearing sneakers or hiking shoes. I wouldn’t recommend to those with physical limitations. Colin is extremely knowledgeable and a great host!
Nikki
February 2021
This experience was worth every penny. Colin was very friendly, knowledgeable and has a great eye for detail. We felt very safe with his guidance through the rainforest. If you are thinking of doing this hike, I highly recommend it. The waterfall is breathtaking and photos are amazing. It was muddy but to be fair it rained the day before our hike. If you have rain boots with a good sole that would be preferable oh and a rain poncho! Although Colin did have a few extra that came in handy. :)
This experience was worth every penny. Colin was very friendly, knowledgeable and has a great eye for detail. We felt very safe with his guidance through the rainforest. If you are…
Rumbie
February 2021
The experience was so magical. I’m so happy I went. This hike was so great for me considering the vacation calories. Colin was so personable and welcoming, he left no one behind and was so encouraging. My group and I loved him and the bonus was the waterfall. You won’t regret it. Go for it.
The experience was so magical. I’m so happy I went. This hike was so great for me considering the vacation calories. Colin was so personable and welcoming, he left no one behind an…
Sylvia
February 2021
I loved this experience with Waterfalls and hiking, Colin was a good tour guide and your photography was awesome!! We all very much enjoyed it.
Christian
February 2021
Awesome trip! Colin is very professional and led us through the trail with ease. Once we got to the top the view was incredible, not to mention the photos were amazing!
Johnny
February 2021
The hike is was relatively short, about 45 minutes but it wasn’t super easy. The area is wet, muddy and slippery in a few areas. Be sure to ask to see Jurassic Valley!

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  • Thu, 4 Mar
    11:00 - 13:00
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    11:00 - 13:00
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  • Sat, 13 Mar
    11:00 - 13:00
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  • Fri, 19 Mar
    11:00 - 13:00
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  • Sat, 20 Mar
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    11:00 - 13:00
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  • Wed, 24 Mar
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  • Fri, 26 Mar
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Shoes that can get muddy - possibly very muddy. I strongly recommend against sandals unless you're very comfortable with them

Water or Food if required (almost everyone will probably want at least one small bottle of water)