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Waipi'o Valley

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley

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A "Must See" on the Big Island

The views of Waipi'o Valley are fantastic. The views of the coast and the valley from overlook and the valley and waterfalls from the valley floor are spectacular. We hiked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The views of Waipi'o Valley are fantastic. The views of the coast and the valley from overlook and the valley and waterfalls from the valley floor are spectacular. We hiked down and back the road to the valley floor rather than taking a tour. I'm glad I did the hike but I don't think I'll do it again... it is... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Unbelievably beautiful view. At 5miles deep and 1 mile wide it is just stunning! We got some iconic Hawaiian tourist advertisement looking pictures here. Looking down from the overlook, the farmland , the beach, and the jungle looks absolutely stunning. Any pictures you've ever seen of the place just does not do it any justice. The overlook area is nice... More 

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Spring Valley, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The view are stunning here. We hiked the road, it was a hike to say the least. But so worth it. Or there are vans that can take you down and up, not sure the price though.

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Richmond, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was my third time back to the Big island and a view of Waipio Valley. We enjoyed the drive from Waimea and found the parking lot packed. It's definitely a popular spot for tourists & people venturing down to the beach for swimming & hanging out. There's a small parking lot at the end of the road with a... More 

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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful view of this sacred place. Even though it was overcast (on the rainy side) a beautiful place.

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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

High cliffs, where the rivers from the valleys meet the ocean. You can go swimming, hiking, great place for a BBQ with family & friends. You'll need a 4 wheel drive or walk to the bottom of the valley. The view is spectacular. My family & I will remember this place forever.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is a nice drive from the Kona side of the island. Once you get there you are instantly rewarded with a breath taking view of the coastline. If you are feeling a bit bold, you can trek down the trail to the black sand beach. Not a great swimming beach, but more of a scenic beach. Get there early... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Waipi'o Valley my favourite attraction on the Big Island. It worth the trip from Kona. You can park at the top and see the beach and there is a free option to walk to the valley...which is crazy unless you are incredibly fit. I have either taken a van tour or taken ATV's into the back of the valley. Do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The view from the parking area to the beach is gorgeous. The 8/10 hike down to the base of the road is difficult, but nothing compared to the hike up, with some slopes at 45 degrees. 3/4 hour down, 1 1/2 hours back. When you get to the bottom, the road is blocked by running streams, and you are still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is one of the most spectacular places I've seen in the Big Island. After exploring Akaka Falls (left there ~9am), it took me about 1.5 hours to get to the Waipio Valley lookout (~1030a). The view from there is incredible, but this is just the beginning of the adventure. Many folks take a 4WD vehicle down the very steep,... More 

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