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Waipio Valley Lookout

45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-464-0840
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45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This lookout is so beautiful! Not a lot to "do" here except appreciate the beauty, but it's something you must do if you're exploring the Big Island. I wouldn't try to drive down unless you have a 4X4. The hills are insane.

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the lookout you’ll have a great view over Waipio Valley. To continue down into Waipio Valley some serious hiking or a car with good 4WD would have been necessary. From the car park to the lookout it’s just a few steep steps downhill on...More

Thank Roman_Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is well worth driving to the end of Hwy 240 to check out the Waipio Lookout. There is limited parking at the very end, so you will probably need to park on the edge of the road - most people do. There is a...More

1  Thank Tony E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! This is one of my favorite places for pictures on the Big Island! The sky against the water with the green of the land makes for such great shots. We took a couple of great family pics here!

1  Thank Jbellfhs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This look out gives an outstanding view of the coastline. There’s a road just next to it that if you have the energy to climb back up will give you access to the valley itself. We took a horseback tour so drove down the road....More

Thank mendelfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went at sunrise, and while you can't actually see the sunrise, it was very beautiful and peaceful. If you don't want to hike the trail, this spot is a great place to see the scenery.

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got up early to view sunrise from the Waipio Valley Lookout. There are some steps to navigate but not all that steep. The view from the Lookout area is stunning. There is enough room to get different perspectives of the ocean and adjacent landscape. Well...More

Thank George F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many other places parking is limited. This is a wonderful overlook down into the valley that is still maintained in the traditional ways. They ask that you don't go down unless you are invited. Pretty with a bit of history.

1  Thank briardragon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive from Waimea to Waipio Lookout is beautiful! Have been to the Lookout many times and it still is amazing! The views overlooking the valley floor and the ocean is breathtaking!

Thank Vicki658
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an breathtaking view! Well worth the drive up there, we came from southside of island. There are a great deal of step if you want to get to the best lookout point. But once you're there it's hard to take yours eyes off It!...More

Thank NicoleG0722
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8 January 2018|
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Response from Lryu | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of shade in the morning. Starts to get sunny at around 11-12.
9 November 2017|
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Response from Stu C | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t need to book in advance ... however you will need a very reliable 4 wheel drive vehicle (all wheel not acceptable). And in my opinion a experience driver this road is not for novices
24 August 2017|
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Response from Ridgehunter | Reviewed this property |
Drive is about 45 mins from Hilo. No 4x4 required for the lookout. Have fun!
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