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Puu Ualakaa State Park

Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
808 587 0300
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Ranked #30 of 160 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks, Lookouts
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We wanted to get a panoramic view of Honolulu without climbing Diamond Head, so we chose Puu Ualakaa State Park. We drove to the park and walked out onto an observation point that is well constructed and a offers the views that we wanted. It's really a very nice little park that is well maintained. The drive up is windy,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Was in Honolulu three days after a tour of the other islands, and was happy to drive up the Puu Ualakaa State Park for a picnic with friends. And then a short walk to a vantage point to view Diamond Head and some residential homes in Honolulu. Was here 10 years ago, and glad that it still is worth going... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I used to live in Honolulu and moved in 1997 so I was thrilled to find that the Puu Ualakaa State Park is as accessible as always. The views from this location are the best in town. There is none better from one location. Where else can you see from Diamond Head to the airport with unobstructed clear views? You... More

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Israel, Jerusalem
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218 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This viewpoint has great views, some wind and a whole lot of spirit into it. The way driving up is beautiful (we went up through round top drive and down through tanatlus drive- both ways can cause a little dizzy, but worth the travel). We had a clear sky and you could see the view all the way to Honolulu... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When we went, there were some rain clouds so we can't confirm gorgeous sunset up there, but we can imagine there can be on clear day. What it does have for sure is a 270 degree view of Waikiki beach area. There is a parking very close to the look out so make sure to drive to the end.

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Sacramento, CA
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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drive up to this little park. Park your car at the viewpoint lot and walk out under the shaded cover that overlooks Honolulu, Diamond Head, and Waikiki. Best view on this part of the island.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Absolutely worth going. It doesn't seem like a tourist destination but that is probably a good thing as Honolulu seems to be overrun with tourist wherever you go. This was different and the view of the city is breath taking. Be aware of doggy locals in the car park. Definitely take your belongings with you.Road is pretty winding so if... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If the skies are clear, you HAVE to get to this lookout point to see amazing view of ocean, DiamondHead, Waikiki, downtown Honolulu and surrounding residential and commercial areas. It's truly breathtaking! Make sure you leave your hats in the car if its windy, or you may lose them!

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Indianapolis, IN
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family and I came here after hiking Diamond Head to check the views and it was breathtaking. Awesome panoramic shots!

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Makati City
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29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Saw this State Park as an alternative to hiking Diamond Head because we had grandkids with us so I thought this would be a best second choice and wow was it ever! Next time around we might have picnic also there, lots of free parking and the view is just heaven to see. Next time around we would hike Diamond... More

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