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Pali Lookout

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Nuuanu Pali, located northeast of downtown Honolulu, is situated high on the windy cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountain range and offers stunning views of the windward coastline's blue waters. This sweeping, uninterrupted vantage point attracts travelers looking for a bird's-eye perspective on Kaneohe Bay and Chinaman's Hat (Mokolii). Pali Lookout is historically significant, as well, marking the location of a decisive military victory for King Kamehameha I that united the island under his control.
Pro Tips:
  • - Hold onto loose clothing. The wind at the Pali Lookout needs to be experienced to be believed. Although it's part of the charm, sudden gusts and careless grip have sent many hats and small items on incredible journeys they never return from.
  • - Appreciate the clouds. One of the most remarkable features of the Pali Lookout is the way shadows of passing clouds play out a grand drama on the valley floor below.
  • - Enjoy the Pali Highway too! Route 61 is how you'll get to the Pali Lookout, and the road itself has some pretty great views to offer on its own. Don't be so focused on the destination that you forget to enjoy the journey!

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Latest reviews of Pali Lookout

Awesome trip!

2022/06/25 Families with Young Children Jen K

This was an amazing trip and we had a wonderful guide Jo-jo who was super knowledgeable about all aspects of hawaii cultural, history, plants, food, birds etc...The bus was nice and air conditioned and the time stopping ... more

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My Sunday Tour

2022/06/21 Couples Al S

We were picked up right on time and our driver/ tour guide was very knowledgeable about the points of interest, culture and history. I was very impressed!! Not too forget the lunch stop was delicious!

Very inclusive circle island tour!

2022/06/19 Families with Young Children Christine

I looked at a lot of tours and this one seemed most inclusive. I had done one many years ago and wanted to show my kids now. First of all, it’s awesome when you have a fun tour guide. I’m sure they are all great, but I d... more

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Kimo was the best tour guide!

2022/06/09 Couples Nicole & Thomas

We hit the jackpot! Kimo was an excellent tour guide and was full of history and information. When we got to the different spots, he walked with us, telling us more. We saw other E Noa drivers sitting by their buses wait... more

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We saw everything!

2022/06/02 Families with Young Children Jacqueline

This tour really showed the best of the island and some of the best spot on Oahu!

Definitely a great way to see the island

2022/05/27 Couples Kara

We loved Byodo-In Temple, so relaxing there! The tour was great all around.

Pali Lookout (Top Oahu Attractions & Sights), Oahu tours & activities, fun things to do in Oahu | HawaiiActivities.com
Nuuanu Pali, located northeast of downtown Honolulu, is situated high on the windy cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountain range and offers stunning views of the windward coastline's blue waters. This sweeping, uninterrupted vantage point attracts travelers looking for a bird's-eye perspective on Kaneohe Bay and Chinaman's Hat (Mokolii). Pali Lookout is historically significant, as well, marking the location of a decisive military victory for King Kamehameha I that united the island under his control.