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Address: Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-587-0300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Wind-surfing, Hiking
Description: A dormant volcano crater.
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The views from the top are breathtaking. Be sure to take plenty of water and explore the bunker. More signs on the trail would be helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Bristol, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The views from the top are breathtaking. Be sure to take plenty of water and explore the bunker. More signs on the trail would be helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Hike first thing in the morning when they open to make it to the top for sunrise. It was very busy when we went a lot of tour buses so it was hard to squeeze thru to the top and get a nice photo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The hike was awesome, wear sneakers! You'll experience a sidewalk, then stones, a tunnel through the volcano, concrete steps and metal steps, but it's all worth it once you reach the top! The view is breathtaking. Bring your camera!

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brisbane australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Diamond Head is so famous and beautiful,.Elvis made 3 movies here and many more used diamond head as a setting...You can holiday in Hawaii without taking a trip there...

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Worth the hike up to the crater rim view point for great views over Honolulu and along the coast. Take a tip and take the left hand road when walking around to the Diamond Head State Monument entrance, not the right hand road which is much further to walk. Or save your feet and get on one of the trolley... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Many, many better hikes on island. The parking lot is always packed and they will turn you away, it also costs $5. It's not a bad hike, just nothing to write home about.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

My first visit to Hawaii I did not attempt this, but this visit I made it a priority and am so happy I did. It was great to say I climbed Diamond head, you can go at your own speed and the photos have turned out amazing, totally worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I was quite surprised to see what was in for! I did not know that there was a Memorial inside the crater, I assumed it was an empty crater with nothing but volcanic rock formations! I teared up thinking about the loss, terror and sense of honor they paid.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The luau at Diamond Head was quite good. Show was entertaining and food was good. If you are staying in Waikiki it is easy to find your own way there as it is held at the Aquarium. We walked as did lots of others. This luau was organised by a promotion company and to get it at a cheaper price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great exercise, path wide enough to allow others to pass. Incredible views and history. Snack truck at start of trail head has minimal choices, but is better than nothing.

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