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Papapapaitai Falls

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You don't need to pronounce the name to appreciate these spectacular falls that plunge 500 feet into a volcanic crater, surrounded by a lush rain forest.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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"cross island road"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 10 reviews
"viewing area"
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"quick stop"
in 8 reviews
"viewing point"
in 6 reviews
"minute stop"
in 4 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 4 reviews
"the main road"
in 11 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"long drop"
in 5 reviews
"take pictures"
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"taxi driver"
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"south coast"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"island tour"
in 3 reviews
"wet season"
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"viewpoint"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view point is a bit overgrown so you can't get a good pic. Come after midday when the sun is on the falls - it will be in shade in the morning.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you pull up you notice a rather horrible smell of garbage and something like raw sewage. The area is covered in garbage and with the weeds growing high it is very difficult to get a decent photo of the falls and the...More

Thank 5pook
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfall is nice but it could be better if you were able to get closer. Flew my drone over and got some amazing shots. There was a bit of rubbish in the carpark and viewing area which and there was a few of stray dogs...More

Thank Tahana B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfall is one of a few on the Cross Road Island. The most impressive one though hard to get close to and best seen in the morning; in the afternoon the sun shines over it so it's hard to get pictures or see clearly....More

Thank Bob G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall. Free to enter. Pretty spectacular views. Had a little bit of rubbish around the car park unfortunately

Thank lauramcdonald87
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey as far as Samoan prices go but pretty waterfall with jungle backdrop, toilet available and garden with plant signage.

Thank Teresaweaves2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall was massive and we were almost at the highest point of the island when we stopped to see it! The lookout point needs a little bit of work to make the waterfall easier to view, but if you move around to different points...More

Thank SarjNaz
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

It's an impressive waterfall, but I don't think there's a way to hike for a closer view. It's visible from a small carpark off of the road.

Thank Tony N
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Sorry to say but this was just another waterfall, but we driving past anyway as it’s on the Cross Island Road.m

Thank suep1853
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a look,the waterfall is in the distance and the parking area is full of rubbish,it is a nice view if you overlook the rubbish this could be a nice spot to stop if the area was cleaned up

Thank didee62
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Delvina T
8 January 2017|
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Response from mrchubby63 | Reviewed this property |
Interestingly, there are two waterfalls on the cross Island roads. This one is drive up and view or you can walk to the top of the falls if you have someone who can show you. If you are a total adventurer nutto you can... More
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