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Waipi'o Valley

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Valleys, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Quebec
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

From the lookout, you can see the sea and beach area but you do not have a deep view into the valley. I left the area thinking i must have missed something because the view is highly rated and did not see anything outstanding compared to other areas of the island that i think are nicer.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery. We only looked at the valley from a lookout. If it's a nice day then definitely do it. Don't go if it's raining there especially if you are not going to hike it. Also make the time to go to pololu lookout and take highway 270 to get there because it's very scenic! !!

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Leesvillle, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to go out of our way to visit this attraction, and am so glad we did! This is an expansive view of two towering cliffs to the ocean, sandwiching a beautiful valley in between. The lookout area is awesome but does not capture the full effect. We decided not to venture down the road by foot but I... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took the four-wheeled van to the valley in June. Doug was our guide and had wonderful stories and information about the valley. We stopped frequently to look at the unique foliage and vegetation. Doug was so knowledgable about the area. Would definitely do the tour again on our next visit. Thank you Doug for an exciting, informative trip!!

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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I knew the walk up wouldn't be pleasant when I read the description in the tour book. I didn't realize the walk down would be even worse because of the sharp angle. The view from the beach was stunning and made the walk worth the trip. However, on the way up I was praying for death. Luckily someone had mercy... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

this hike has about a mile with an incredibly steep grade, but worth every bit of effort!! the waterfall and beach you will find once u make ur way down into the valley are gorgeous! we had a cloudless sky that just made it a magical day. a must see from the lookout even if u aren't able to hike.... More

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went horseback riding after a harrowing descent into the valley. We chose to go with a guided tour for this trip, as our car would not have been able to take the drive- and that's in a Suburban! Everything you hear about the need for 4x4 is true- the road goes over and through several rivers, and the climb... More

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Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We toured the north shore through to the Waimea Valley and over the the Waipio Valley outlook. Its about 10 mins in to see the site. On the way is a shave ice truck, stop and add icecream to it, excellent for $3 a pop. Very pretty well worth the view! Its on the other side of the Pololu Valley... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is a lookout point at then of the road. If you want to travel down the hill to see the waterfall in the valley, you need to have a four wheel drive vehicle. Travel in groups if you walk down the hill. Robberies have occurred occasionally with tourists, so be alert.

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Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fabulous tour either on mules or in jeep. They take you from the tiny town of Waip'o down the mountain into the taro fields. The natives are not friendly if you want to live there, but they tolerate the tours as most of the tour operators live down there. We had a wonderful guide who showed us the double hibiscus... More

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