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Nuuanu Pali Lookout

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Address: 21.370277,-157.796951, Oahu, HI
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels...
The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's Windward side with sweeping views of Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. It’s also well known for strong tradewinds, forming a natural wind tunnel of sorts. It was here in 1795 that Kamehameha The Great conquered the island of Oahu in one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history. Led by Kalanikupule, the defenders of Oahu were driven back up into the valley where they were trapped above the cliff. More than 400 of Kalanikupule's soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below.
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The view is great. The place is windy. The superstition is not to bring pork there or else the engine of your car will mysteriously die. I am not worried so much about the car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The view is great. The place is windy. The superstition is not to bring pork there or else the engine of your car will mysteriously die. I am not worried so much about the car engine dies. I am more concerned about leaving any belongings in the car will lead to thieves breaking into your car. There are signs all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful lookout and boasts gorgeous views. The winds make it a fun adventure too. lol If you had to pick between Pali or Tantulus, Tantulus provides gorgeous views and a fun winding drive (and not so windy). Also there are many bees at Pali, so be careful of them. Oahu is amazing!

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Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Worth the stop for a few minutes. Parking is a problem and there is now a fee to park. There was someone directing the parking which made it nice. This is an historic point of interest and it is cool to see how the cliffs were formed and to learn of the history. Only takes a few minutes. Recommemd

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was worth the trip and short walk. Amazing view and learnt more about the Hawaiian history. make sure that is not raining or low clouds as it will limit the visibility and view.

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marysville ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Another stop we would have missed if it weren't for our GyPSy Oahu tour app on our phone. So glad we didn't miss this one. AMAZING views. But it is SOOOO windy! Make sure you bring your $3 for parking. It is worth it. Great stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just a 5-mile drive northeast of Downtown Honolulu, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout offers panoramic views of the sheer Ko'olau cliffs and lush Windward Coast. Driving up the Pali Highway through tall trees and dense forests to get to the lookout, you’ll see the city disappear and the tranquil beauty of Hawaii’s natural landscape emerge. Perched over a thousand feet above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went here on our last day. It was beautiful. The air was kinda cool and it's always windy, so take a hoodie in case you get cold. There are rails to keep you from falling. Great place that I would've visited more had I known where it was.

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saint louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This lush green park in the mountains has a stunning, but windy, view over much of Oahu. They have a parking lot with an awkward $3 fee. Unless you're hiking, this is probably a 15 minute visit. Bring your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The view was breaktaking, overlooking the mountains and with views to the ocean. The winds were strong, but not as strong as the winter winds.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great view of the windward side and the mountains . Be prepared for a little wind and spectacular visions. Well worth the three dollar parking fee. Chance also to see my favorite roosters,hens and cats hanging out- SHAKA .

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Address: 21.370277,-157.796951, Oahu, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu

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