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Papaseea Sliding Rock, Apia

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Nature / Park · Waterfall
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Experience the thrill of a natural water slide at Papaseea Sliding Rock, where centuries of erosion have worn down the rock to create a smooth chute. In addition to the tallest slide, three smaller slides are located at the base of the waterfall, and all slides empty into a refreshing swimming hole. Watch out for the strong current, wear shorts on the slides, and expect some bumps and scratches. Toilets and changing rooms are available on site. If you visit during the dry season, make sure to check the depth of the pool before jumping in. Arrange your visit to Papaseea Sliding Rock and discover more family-friendly attractions in Apia using our Apia journey website.
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  • The water fall is nice and a fun place to hang with a group of friends and teenagers but should be careful with the rocks it is dangerous sometimes because its kind of slippery. 
    The water fall is nice and a fun place to hang with a group of friends and teenagers but should be careful with the rocks it is dangerous sometimes because its kind of slippery.  more »
  • These were a fun attraction but just be careful. I would advise wearing shorts and some kind of shoes as my sister cut the bottom of her foot open. 
    These were a fun attraction but just be careful. I would advise wearing shorts and some kind of shoes as my sister cut the bottom of her foot open.  more »
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  • The crazy thing is I grew up about 10 miles of this place but I had never been to it until 2019 when I took my kids. It’s a great place with beautiful views of downtown Apia from atop the entrance area. There are restrooms and a changing area at the top before heading down to the sliding rocks. The entrance area where you pay is well kept and very inviting. The path is concrete with railings so that was good. The railings are absolutely necessary as it is quite steep when going back up. Also very useful when you’re carrying a lot of gear/equipment during the climb back up. Going down is fun and easy, going back up can be tiring 😊 Once down in the swimming area, there are several areas to swim and several areas to slide on/from. We went down several layers but then realized we also needed to hike back up from where we were sliding. I suggest swimming shoes just because of the hike and some areas have loose rock/gravel so it can hurt upon landing especially when the water is low. If the water is low, it is not advisable to slide down the rocks but just swim at the “pool” areas. It is also best to wear leggings/tights over swim suites to prevent scratches or small cuts. Although the rocks are slippery, they can still nick and scratch. Also, beware of the mosquitoes, lots of them! Take Deet or some bug spray with you. Have fun, it’s a good way to cool down from a hot day. Also enjoy the greenery, the various colors and the lush vegetation!
  • Really enjoyed our visit to the rocks. Was fun to slide down them and swim around in the pools. $5 tala per person entry but well worth it

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