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Address: North Shore, Oahu, HI
Activities: Surfing, Dining
Description: The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide...
The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.
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Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

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Stop at This Shop

On the North Shore, we stopped at a local artisan and were completely amazed. There is a store called Ohana Island Creations where Mr. Tonu Naeata carves wildlife, sealife, Tikis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Valerie M
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

On the North Shore, we stopped at a local artisan and were completely amazed. There is a store called Ohana Island Creations where Mr. Tonu Naeata carves wildlife, sealife, Tikis and more. When we arrived he was carving a mermaid out of a tree trunk with a chainsaw. He had a store full of handmade Hawaiian souvenirs. It was just... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

More quieter beaches and the waters are so amazing. So salty you could flow horizontally easy and relax. Be careful not to fall asleep or be gently pushed further out by the gentle waves. So relaxing.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love Hawaii The north shore is very beautiful Nice waves Nice coastline It can have a current so it is probably the best place to surf but not necessarily to swim but the beauty is astounding and I would highly recommend it While in town try the ice shave and also the coconut shrimp awesome

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Los Angeles CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After two days of Waikiki tourism, the North Shore provides the best escape from the crowds, opportunities to enjoy a beach to yourself and plenty of food truck options (and otherwise) for city folk to have an authentic Hawaii experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I always stop in Hawaii on my way overseas and go to the N. Shore for a couple of days to stay with friends. I just love the feel of the place and would love to move here.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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424 reviews 424 reviews
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529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The North Shore, and it's beaches of the Island of Oahu, refers to the north-facing coastal area of Oahu between Kaʻena Point and Kahuku Point. The largest town in this area is known as is Haleʻiwa. Many of the beach and nature parks that line the North Shore offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and O'ahu's natural beauty. Two... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The north shore is always a highlight of our trips to Oahu-not only a well needed escape from the tourist chaos that is Waikiki but a beaut way to see the island. We do a day trip around the island focusing on Haleiwa which is a lovely little township (though more in the tourist map these days than it ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am in love with the North Shore. The people, food, beautiful beaches! Had to go into Honolulu one day and couldn't wait to get back to the local's way of living.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great local shops in town of Haleiwa. Most are local beach shop with items made by locals. Best part is all the food trucks parked in random lots and tons of patrons enjoying. Don't dismiss the wonderful food they offer. We ate at Mackey's shrimp. A bit pricey $13 for a lunch plate, but well worth it and great portion.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Today we drove the circle island trip (counterclockwise which seemed to have less traffic). Despite deliberately choosing a slightly rainy morning there was still lots of traffic. I'd hate to do it in peak season. Still enjoyable because you see Hawaii as a primitive Pacific Island, red volcanic mud and lush jungle. We stopped from time to time at various... More 

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