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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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Amazing round tour of Oahu

2021/11/17 Solo Travelers Ivan

The grand circle island tour was just amazing, some really nice places were visited and we had some time to enjoy them as well as having some amazing views of Oahu island. Lola is the best tour guide!! Not only she is ni... more

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Circle tour with Waimea Falls

2021/11/14 Couples Dianne Cotts

Our driver, Chelsie, was fabulous! I am giving this tour 4 stars because she deserves the stars! Very interesting and informative tour of the Island. As for the transportation…you definitely need to invest & updated t... more

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Majestic it was

2021/11/09 Couples Stan bird

I booked for the temple and the falls
Our drivers knowledge and love of the island was what I appreciated the most

Waimea waterfalls with shrimp

2021/09/25 Couples Billy and Janet Lo

A lot of side scenes to visit. A perfect tour guide with excellent knowledge and experienced.
Shrimp lunch is very tasteable. Timing control is perfect. It is a very enjoyable day.
Bus is comfortable and clean. Driver ... more

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Waikiki Fun Day

2021/09/11 Couples Ollie

We took the round the Oahu Island tour. Best thing we could’ve done. The entire day we were shown fantastic sights, historic points, and history of the island. Dole PineApple Farm and the Macadamia Nut Farms were gr... more

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Full day majestic Oahu circle island tour & Waimea falls

2021/09/02 Couples David

Our tour guy big Anthony was very funny. He also helped us to understand more about Hawaii culture. We really enjoyed the tour. The Waimea falls was our favorite. First time we saw some beautiful flowers that only can be... more

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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.