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Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park

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Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Short drive to the top and the view is the best we experienced over Honolulu. Give it a chance. We also hiked Diamond Head and visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) for other Honolulu lookouts. We found this was the best.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nicolaspino1
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have a car at your disposal and an hour of time, drive up the foothills of Honolulu to this lookout. There are gorgeous houses leading up to this state park and lookout. Try to make it here for sunset as the incredible views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to end a day on the beach. Would allow 90 minutes to get up and down. The lookout just one part of the drive/loop. Many other views, open the windows, incredible vegetation. Narrow lanes near the top, be aware. Look out great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave_Kukelko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop, right in town, if you don't have time for a hike and want to take in the view of the ocean and Honolulu from Diamond Head up beyond Pearl Harbor. There is a decent parking lot, although busy near sunset,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elianders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited yesterday with friends a nice drive to the Look out with the best views of Waikiki,Diamond Head,the reef runway,Pearl Harbour and as far as the eye can see. Had a nice picnic lunch we bought filled rolls in the Manoa shopping centre. Do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rosemaryc438
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many places in Oahu will require some level of hard work (hike). This one is great without the sweat. Just make sure you turn into the State Park ( which didn’t state that the place has scenic view point). Parking can be difficult during sunset...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HazeSingapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE did the round top drive. There are plenty of hikinh trails that lead fromt he drive but we didn't do them. the views are amazing. There was a security gard there and one has to pay for parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Runi58
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The best view in Oahu great view of the Ocean, Waikiki, Honolulu, diamond head without having to hike. Parking is limited especially leading up to sunset.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacob_633
Reviewed 23 November 2018

What a view, so spectacular! Overlooking Diamond Head, Honolulu and Pearl Harbour. Limited parking after an interesting drive from the city. The Round Top road must have as many turns as the road to Hana, but not as well known. It snakes through rainforest ecosystems...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank must_travel_soon_10
Reviewed 5 November 2018

If you're doing some sightseeing and have a car, this is absolutely worth a visit. It's a quick, easy drive, and all you pay is a few bucks to park. The walk from the parking lot to the lookout is 2 minutes up a slope....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kyle D
1 January 2017|
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Response from ayakoi619 | Reviewed this property |
Viewing from Tantalus at night time is beautiful but according to local people "do not go there". One of reasons is so many crimes occurred the place. You really want to go there, you should use travel company or taxi... More
jamir b
30 January 2016|
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Response from Mitsuo F | Reviewed this property |
Jamir, I haven't heard of the Oahu Combo tour. Oahu is a small island, so it's easy to get around(literally) by bus, or by car rental. There are many sights to see, which you can find online, so if you have the time, it's... More
Phyllis P
16 January 2015|
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Response from smlhi | Reviewed this property |
Route 15 of The Bus goes up and around Tantalus. The park is a half mile walk from the bus route.