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Waipi'o Valley

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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burlington,ky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic view but really try to walk down to the valley. You should head down by noon. It's a mile - straight down!! Bring a towel and have lunch on the beach. Walk to the waterfall. Visit the little town and get pulled in the horse-drawn carriage. Now, all this being said the walk back up is... More 

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Woking, England
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Last time I came here I only had enough time to admire the view from the overlook - which was very impressive. Today, I made a day of it and spent some time down on the beach. I hiked down and back. I went down slowly and came back even more slowly. 40 minutes going down and 50 minutes coming... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I had a 4x4 so we drove down into the valley. It's fine to drive, you just need to go slow, stay in 4L setting and a low gear. We then turned right and parked at the bottom near the beach. Walking along the beach was beautiful. We didn't go swimming because the waves were huge! We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Valley is very nice but as some of you may have noticed those that live there are very militant and don't like to have tourists in the area. when arriving at the bottom of the hill and turning left towards the waterfall you will come across rocks scattered on the road and a hand painted sign " look out... More 

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Hopewell, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Valley of the Kings. Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the childhood home of King Kamehameha. With our first glance of the valley, we all knew this would be a special day and a feast for our eyes and spirit.. "WOW!" doesn't come close to expressing our reactions. It was inspiring and humbling to... More 

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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Beautiful view from the top. Was not brave enought to walk down the steep incline because I wasn't sure if I could stand to come back up it. Was a little confused as to if you could even go down into the valley but got it cleared up. You can travel into the valley by the road and down to... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I opted to not drive our rental vehicle and hiked down into Waipi'o Valley. I am not the outdoor extremist but I am so happy we did this hike. It is steep and long, but beautiful. Once at the bottom, we went down to the beach and then tried to find the bottom of the waterfall... It... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We decided on a shuttle bus tour into Waipio Valley. We arrived late but luckily our guide was on Hawaii time. This meant he returned from the valley later than planned. The valley was fantastic. Wild horses, taro fields and an abundance of tropical fruit plants are found here. Waipio Valley Shuttle was our tour of choice. Douglas our guide... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Luckily we had a friend that lived on the Big Island and had a 4WD truck to get us down into Waipi'o Valley, it was beautiful! You can either hike down a steep road, or drive down if you have 4WD. They do check your vehicle to make sure you have 4WD before allowing you down the road. The trip... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Waipio Valley, known as the Valley of the Kings, does not disappoint. Due to the steep drive down (which is exhilarating enough on it's own) you will find gorgeous secluded beaches and get to see a side of true Hawaiian life not seen elsewhere on the island. The lookout is pretty awesome, but find a way to spend some time... More 

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