Some of the world’s most delightful hidden gems are just so good that they’re not even legal.
Hawaii’s Waipio Valley shelters a secret known only to select locals and keen adventure hunters – the ‘White Road Waterslide’.
Essentially, it’s a thrilling ten metre-long irrigation flume hidden among the lush volcanic vegetation of Big Island – but it’s totally off limits.
According to Travel+Leisure, it takes a challenging two-hour march over several obstacles and through government property – and that’s not all.
Once you reach the ‘slide’, you’ll have to climb a rope to get to the top. Obviously, then, it’s a journey strictly for the fit and determined.
Instagram is littered with snaps of the slippery slide, but Hawaii News Now reports that tourism authorities are dissuading its use.
Thrill-seekers are being labelled “reckless”, but the sheer beauty of the slope is enough to make anyone cross the law.
At the end of the day, however, it is trespassing, and Hawaiian authorities are ready to issue fines to anyone found using it.