Summary: A powerful waterfall that plunges into a pool surrounded by rainforest, you can also swim at the top of Fuipisia Waterfall.

A powerful waterfall along the Mulivaifagatola River, the Fuipisia Waterfall plunges about 55m into a pool below. It’s surrounded by dense rainforest, and there doesn’t appear to be any way of reaching the base. It was one of the more expensive waterfalls to visit, but you can continue beyond the viewing area to the top of the falls.

A rough track leads to the top of Fuipisia Waterfall, where you can peer down at the pool below.

It’s also safe to swim just upstream of where the river plunges over the cliff-edge, in some shallow pools.

Getting to Fuipisia Waterfall

The waterfall is signposted, and there’s a small parking area just off Le Mafa Pass Road, near the middle of Upolu island. After paying the entrance fee, follow the unmarked but obvious trail that crosses a small stream before reaching the Fuipisia Waterfall viewing area. You my get wet/muddy feet and you’ll need to walk about 400m each way – Sopo’aga Falls is a similar but much easier waterfall to visit!

For more swimming holes and waterfalls, have a look at my 8 Days in Samoa trip report!

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