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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8007700326
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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.

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I have run out of adjectives to describe the innate beauty that is the Big Island.....

It will take your breath away. And that's just the view standing by the overlook. The hike will, literally, take your breath away. My wife and I thought we were in good shape... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Long Island, New York

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All of the guide books for the Big Island mention this as a must see. Perhaps that would be so if the tourist overlook were upgraded, and a reported Dengue Fever outbreak at this location weren't in the way. Very limited parking and poorly maintained. The parking lot-combination-overlook is not attractive, and the view of the Valley is OK, but... More 

Thank Doug S
Long Island, New York
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It will take your breath away. And that's just the view standing by the overlook. The hike will, literally, take your breath away. My wife and I thought we were in good shape until we started down, down, down, down the winding access road. After about 15 minutes we turned to each other and nodded, "ehhhhhh, maybe not." Climbing back... More 

Thank Neiliee
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an overlook for those who don't want a tour, hiking, or 4 wheel drive experience. In the valley, you can see the old farms and the twin waterfalls. It's all vey beautiful and undeveloped. Down the road to the south from the Overlook, there's an excellent eatery called the Waipi'o Cookhouse. Great food!

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a mile down/up - but tough. If you have 4 wheel drive you can drive down. I made it, but had to stop both ways.. It was worth it. To the right you have short hike to see waterfalls, to the left short hike to black sand beach. Another wonderful day with my son.

Thank TerryC1959
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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206 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waipion Valley is great and well worth visiting. Don't even dare to drive down there a common town car. On the other hand it's not so difficult to get down and back up on foot, if you are healthy and in moderate shape. The beach is beautiful and we were there mostly on our own. Then we walked to the... More 

Thank Stepanka40
Martin, Tennessee
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will never forget this place (beautiful) nor the trouble I had going down the most slippery road I have ever seen. BRING A WALKING STICK or a tree branch that will support your weight. Going up was fine, but going down was terrifying. It had rained early in the morning and the green slime covering the road was treacherous.... More 

Thank Lucia F
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The valley is so beautiful. We walked down to the bottom to see the beach. We were told it was a 3 mile walk up and down the hill. The walk down the hill was easy. Coming back up was a 25% grade and was the hardest walk I ever went on. You need a 4 wheel drive to drive... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed with trip advisor for featuring Vaitor's 'Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley'. The activity description indicates you'd be exploring the valley. In reality, they pass you off to another operator who takes you along the rim of the valley not the valley itself. The rim tour is great, but it would have been cheaper to book... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the view. You can go Down to the Beach and up again in 1 hour however It is tough. Could NOT find the waterfall but is did NOT matter.

Thank TrunteDK
Downers Grove, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lookout is breathtaking! The two things for me that would have made it better would have been a sunny sky, and hiking the trail down to the black sand beach. The waterfalls and valley are absolutely picture perfect no matter what the weather conditions are.

Thank James S

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