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Waipio Valley Lookout

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Address: 45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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Amazing view of Waipio and the coast

I love to stop at the Waipio Valley Lookout when I am on the big island. It provides a stunning view of the valley and the cliffs to the north. My favorite time to visit is on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love to stop at the Waipio Valley Lookout when I am on the big island. It provides a stunning view of the valley and the cliffs to the north. My favorite time to visit is on a day when rain showers are rolling in off the sea but I would imagine that even while facing away from the setting... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most popular attractions on the island - once you see it, you'll know why! Stunning views, amazing culture.

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Carrollton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the drive - even if you only go to the lookout itself. There are tours that will take you into the valley, though, and you should definitely make time for one if you can..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous view of valley and black sand beach if you go down its very steep but beautiful their is 1 huge water fall along with other small ones

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to describe how majestic this place is and do it any justice. The lookout is beautiful and gives you a great vantage point of where you are going to end up if you're exploring the valley. The road down to the valley is extremely steep. Only 4x4 can make it but if you're reasonably fit I would suggest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From prior reviews, this view was our Destination for the day. We were not disappointed. Although a lower clouds day, it was impressive viewing. Another visitor offered to shoot our photo with my Nikon, so it will be on our '17 Christmas Card. Had hoped to make it make on a bluebird morning, and arrange for a trek down to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely one of the must sees if you come to the big island. But be warned that the parking is very limited. Be prepared to walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Kohala tour with Kailani Tours with guide Jim Carey. He was truly a myth/storyteller who incorporated Hawaiian stories with the environment we were seeing. This trip is for the culturally inquisitive and those who have a palate for fine dining. Lunch was at Merriman's in Waimea that served us a large garden salad and a main course choice.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very exciting to look over, and think about how at one time it was very populated--it was a taro growing area,and that the people would walk or ride mules to get out or go in. Even 4- wheel drive is a serious endeavor. I would drive down only with someone who was experienced with the road. Walk only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on the Big Island, don't miss the view from the look out point for Waipio Valley. It is amazing. Well worth your drive from any where on the island.

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