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“Should I really be revealing thiw little known secret gem?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park

Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
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Ranked #14 of 161 Attractions in Honolulu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Should I really be revealing thiw little known secret gem?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Puu Ualaka will be a memorable diversion, even if you cannot remember the name. Most visitors are unaware of it &/or have a hard time finding it. It is a peaceful, green park, high above the city. The vistas are spectacular. You can see from Diamond Head to the Waianae mountain range. Take your camera & picnic basket. It's silent solitude is breathtaking as you gaze down upon wiki wiki, wacky Waikiki. The easiest way to get there is by car. Begin at the Punchbowl National Cemetery, which is inspiring in & of itself. Continue on that road for a few miles of lovely rainforest until you see the sign for Puu Ualaka. When you exit the park, I recomment turning right to go back down the hill. Makiki St. will lead you back.

Visited May 2014
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Bondi, Australia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Steep climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I dove up there this time in a rented Mustang convertible. What a fabulous drive and great views. A lot of cyclists on the road, so be careful if trying to drive around the switchback curves fast. I've ridden up it on a bike...very steep climb, but worth eh effort.

Visited June 2014
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“Great drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Everyone should experience this drive! Beautiful and peaceful with bamboo forests and Cooke pines, the lookout is unreal with a panoramic view from Haneole to Ewa, amazing. Great place for a few hikes too.

Visited June 2014
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Rock Spring, Georgia
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Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The views are extraordinary from here. I would recommend this park to everyone. BTW, a scene from "Blue Hawaii" with Elvis was filmed on the lawn:)

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great views, great drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Diamond Head has better views but just outside Waikiki this is a great spot and even better drive, especially on a bike or in a convertible. Its a slow drive but worthwhile if you want out and about a little. Pack a lunch.

Visited December 2013
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