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45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently stayed on the Kona side of the Big Island and spent 2 days exploring the Island. This lookout was easy to get to, no hike required, splendid view, and on a clear day you can see Maui from this spot. Limited parking, so be...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at this lookout on our way from Hilo to Waikoloa. The view was stunning and would be even better on a clear day. At the time of our visit there was rain cloud around that obscured the view a little. It was not...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing view! We visited Hawaii for our summer vacation in 2018 - the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai. On our last full day on the Big Island we had a full day: - Overnight drive from Kona to Hilo, on the Saddle Road,...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 week ago

while it's a great view, it can get crowded as soon as a bus pulls up. Besides, it's much better to get down into the valley on a horseback ride!

Thank Eugistic
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the lookout is stunning, and the beach is wild and beautiful. If you drive down, have a 4x4 vehicle and go slow. Traffic coming up has the right-of-way and there are a few areas where you can pull over but if you...More

Thank NorthStar818596
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short walk from the car park down to a view point with beautiful scenery. Looking across the valley to the headlands beyond. Was a bit misty when we were there but still beautiful. Toilets available here too.

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waipio Valley lookout is one of the most beautiful views in Big Island. We did not have the time to go down. There is a shuttle service just a few mins from the lookout that takes you down. Even without going down it was a...More

Thank travelank2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great lookout and on the return trip there is a truck with tables and chairs set on the grass where you can get a hot or cold drink, ice cream or coconut water. You can sit and take in the view and...More

Thank Janice N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lookout was a beautiful view of the ocean. You could walk down the very steep slope down to the black sand beach. The hike I would recommend for more experienced and passionate hikers. For me it was a rough way up and down but...More

Thank Maddie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm going through some old photos BEFORE the eruption and found I hadn't reviewed this so am taking the time to do so now... This was the first stop on our drive from Waikoloa to Kilauea caldera. Hard to find parking, so I suggest driving...More

Thank nagiffag
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gnelson18
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.
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anerev2017
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
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01kitty01
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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