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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. 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. *Note that the hike is moderately difficult for most people but can be a hard hike for someone brand new to hiking. **There 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. Rocks have been known to fall down around waterfalls. It's also very rare but it exists.
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. 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…

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Wed, 27 Jan
11:00 - 13:00
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Sat, 30 Jan
11:00 - 13:00
£34 per person
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Sun, 31 Jan
11:00 - 13:00
Join 2 other guests
£34 per person
£34 per person

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 have to park on the side of the road. Do not leave valuables in the car because sometimes they're broken into. The hike is approximately 1 hr 30 minutes roundtrip (45 minutes to the waterfall). The trail to the waterfall will take you through the Hawaiian rainforest. There also is a small bamboo forest you will see.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Vanessa
January 2021
Colin is So awesome! I'd do it again & recommend to others for sure. He was so patient with me & his photography skills are AMAZING. THE HIKE IS STRENUOUS, MUDDY & A TOTAL BODY WORKOUT...BUT THE END REWARD IS GREAT!!! 🤙🤙🤙💕
Hou
January 2021
If you are visiting Oahu, then you definitely have to go on this beautiful hike with Colin! The trail itself would be difficult to find/hike without the guidance of an experienced guide like Colin. The waterfall at the end was absolutely stunning. Colin is also an amazing photographer and I can guarantee you WILL be amazed with the photos that he takes during the trip.
If you are visiting Oahu, then you definitely have to go on this beautiful hike with Colin! The trail itself would be difficult to find/hike without the guidance of an experienced…
Elaine
January 2021
Colin was awesome! Great leader who made sure everyone had a fantastic time. And, amazing photographer. We are so thankful we took this hiking experience with hike!
Ashia
January 2021
This hike was absolutely amazing! & better than i expected/imagined . Colin didn’t lie about it being a “hike hike” it was tough but definitely fun to do. He was very friendly & knew the path like the back of his hand !! Going to see the waterfall should be a MUST with Colin. There were other hikers aswell , but i know i wouldn’t have found the water fall on my own !
This hike was absolutely amazing! & better than i expected/imagined . Colin didn’t lie about it being a “hike hike” it was tough but definitely fun to do. He was very friendly & kn…
Kyle
January 2021
Colin was dope. He took amazing photos and sends out multiple photos, he knows the best way to do this trail and he is patient and friendly. Definitely have him guide you through this. An epic photographer too.
Lacey
January 2021
Amazing experience!! The hike to the waterfall was reasonable and we learned a bit of history along the way. Colin was thoughtful and knowledgeable. Photos turned out well! Would highly recommend.

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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 (I strongly recommend against sandals unless you're very comfortable with them)

Water or Food if required