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Puu Ualakaa State Park

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Address: Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808 587 0300
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Excellent Views of Honolulu

This is a favorite spot that I take everyone who visits. There are better than 180° views here. They include Kohala, Diamond Head, Waikiki, Ala Moana, downtown, the airport... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a favorite spot that I take everyone who visits. There are better than 180° views here. They include Kohala, Diamond Head, Waikiki, Ala Moana, downtown, the airport, Barbers Point, Pearl City and more. Easily accessible by car. A very short walk to the viewing site. There are bathrooms available at the park, there are also picnic tables. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in Nov and the weather changed every 5 minutes from heavy raining to light and sunny and back to heavy again, not recommended to go when raining because it has so many twists but could see great views once it reaches the top of it.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Either Navigation system or study you map ahead of time, there is really really about 1 good way to get there near Punchbowl I think it is, it's amazing seeing all of Honolulu an Waikiki all at the same time. Good luck and have fun... was on Hawaii 5-0 TV show.

Thank derrick w
Newcastle, Australia
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the very scenic and hair raising drive up to the State Park. There are fantastic views of Honolulu, Waikiki and the ocean. Its not crowded at all as I expect the tour buses may have trouble on the road. It is well worth the drive.

Thank Brunnem
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were heading to the airport for our late evening flight and I remember reading this review of a great park for the sunset. Well, we were not disappointed. What a great view of Waikiki and Diamond Head as well. We got there around 5pm and relaxed on the lawn waiting for the sunset. As we sat there more and... More 

Thank janetF4615JR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank your GPS for getting you here. Very dense residential neighborhood though a whiney road that switches back and forth up a steep slope gets you to the prize. Fun driving up and incredible how people live right on the edge of these hills. Even better the higher you go the better the view. Once your reach the top you... More 

Thank Steve M
Kaneohe, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The jungle drive to the top is not recommended for new drivers or on rainy days. It includes many twists and turns and steep hills in which speed must sometimes be reduced to almost 5 mph. But the view is beautiful, and the sunset spectacular. Pick the right time of day for good picture lighting - remember the sun sets... More 

Thank Ocean8600
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great views of Waikiki from this state park. It is easy to get to an a short 100' walk from your car.

Thank Michael H
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

One of many spectacular views of the city to the ocean. Lovely to take a picnic and linger. The drive is half of the pleasure, lovely trees and plants.

Thank NanandPopi
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Great views of Oahu. The drive up is curvy, so if you or your passengers get car sick, you might want to skip this. I always take visitors here, but I stay with the car so no one breaks into it. I don't know what the stats are now, but it used to be really bad for car break-ins. I... More 

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