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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8007700326
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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.

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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley
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Big Island Waterfall Tour from Kona: Waipio Valley, Hamakua Coast and Akaka...
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The most amazing view and nature trails I have ever experienced!

We took an ATV tour of the Waipo'o all the way through the valley and up to the top of the valley where you find the most breathtaking views of the Big Island's Hi'ilawe Falls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Goldenbluize
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took an ATV tour of the Waipo'o all the way through the valley and up to the top of the valley where you find the most breathtaking views of the Big Island's Hi'ilawe Falls (the island's tallest waterfall) and the valley below- which natives occupy to this day. It is very private and secluded. The tour led us to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hike is misleading. Distance wise it is short, but it is a very steep incline downhill, and then back uphill. This is because the majority of the hike is a road taking you from the lookout at the top of the hill, down to the valley. So you're walking on asphalt, with the occasional truck/SUV driving down or up... More 

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Thank sdurkin24
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most beautiful place we've ever been to. Gorgeous waterfalls. Black sandy beach. Lots of hiking opportunities. Some quite challenging. Have a 4-wheel drive if you want to drive down to the beach. You can't go without it.

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Thank Nicalaine B
Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to hike into the Waipi'o Valley from the look out and go to the falls in the Valley. The trail/road into the valley is quite steep with grade in places over 25 degrees so any thing less then a low range drive 4 x 4 is not recommended. At just over a mile the hike down is easy... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This out of the way valley is secluded and peaceful. That may be because its cut off from power, water and Internet. The locals who inhabit it tend to be a bit, shall we say, eccentric. But as long as you dont trespass, litter or otherwise be a nuisance, youll have no problem. What may be a problem is getting... More 

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Thank Tony H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterfalls, black sand beach, lush vegetation, off road trails, so much for the spirit. You need at least half a day to explore this valley. I'm sad I didn't have a whole day for it. I didn't even go all the way to the inland waterfalls - the locals value their privacy, so they've erected some unfriendly signage(I would too,... More 

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1 Thank N7492XHgregs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only saw the lookout but the view was spectacular!! It is free to just do the lookout! They do not recommend driving into the valley in your car because it is a very steep drive even though it may not look like it! It was a little rainy when we went but not too bad! It was still beautiful!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely go see this it is awesome! Nature is spectacular! It's just amazing how beautiful this area is. Take a raincoat always a possibility of rain it's so lush.

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Thank Jan H
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views great, but its 1/2 an hour off the main rd for a few minutes view. Do it if you have the time available or plan to do a tour in the area.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only got to the lookout but what an incredible place. A big wide valley with almost sheer cliffs covered in vegetation and a waterfall cascading down the 1000 foot cliffs into the ocean. Access to the valley from the lookout is by 4WD only but I will make a point of returning so I can go into the valley and... More 

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