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Waipi'o Valley

Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley
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Type: Valleys, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Type: Valleys, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on the Big Island for the First time in September,2014. Wonderful place to be. While there, we booked the Waipi'o Valley Shuttle with the famous (from what i'm reading in these reviews) Douglas. One of the highlights of our vacation. The valley is one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen and to have... More 

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had heard great things about this valley and it didn't disappoint!! Had read great reviews from other Trip Advisor contributors about the tour offered by Douglas. He is a 4th generation resident of the valley, even though at this time he lives in a nearby town with his family. He is very knowledgeable and has interesting things to share.... More 

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Fremont, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were prepared for the hike down t the water falls but was disappointed, told that only tours are allowed to reach the falls because one has to trespass private properties and there had been accidents for hikers. The hike down was not bad, steep, so be careful. Upon reaching the valley floor, we hike about 1/2 mile to the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We lucked into arriving at the Waipi'o Valley overlook the same time as a small tour, so had the opportunity to hear the tour guide talk about the history and the valley. It is beautiful from the overlook! We did not venture down to the valley itself due to mobility issues for some in our party. I do feel that... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We used the Waipio Valley Shuttle Service and Douglas our driver and tour guide was outstanding. I would highly recommend this service to truly understand the history of the Valley from a true resident. The road to the bottom is extremely steep and the " smart" folks were taking the shuttle. The hikers trying to climb back up were totally... More 

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Kapolei, HI
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271 reviews 271 reviews
141 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Overlook at Waipi'o Valley is a 'don't miss'. It has a rare black sand beach, which is popular with movie producers. This valley was once home to many Hawaiians who held to the old way of life, taro farming and living simply off the land. A huge tsunami wiped out most of that population; so there are still a... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I picked up a hitchhiker and took her "home" to Waipi'o Valley. What a view she has every day. If you're a hiker and have all day you'd get some magnificent views. The one from the viewing platform is crazy beautiful, and worth the 30 minutes stop.

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Livonia, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A heck of a view from the top and the hike down is worth it. This is a more strenuous hike for some but it is worth it to go to the bottom. If you go right you will reach the black sand beach which is cool. If you go left you will get a chance to see some waterfalls... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What's not to like about hiking, waterfalls, black sand beaches and wild horses? It is so incredibly beautiful down here, you simply cannot take a bad photograph. If you do the hike down and up, you deserve a box of malasadas at Tex Drive Inn at the top of Honoka'a.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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99 reviews 99 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Take all the superlatives you might know for tropical scenery and roll them into one. This was an impromptu stop for me on my drive from Kona to Hilo. I nearly went on my way after visiting the lookout, but decided to try the hike. Beautiful flora along the way, and the black sand beach was a great place to... More 

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