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Kamehameha Highway

#159 of 499 things to do in Oahu
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56 mile scenic drive

The Kamehameha Highway takes you around the entire island of Oahu. Unfortunately, most of it is a single lane in each direction. If you get stuck behind some one going below the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Kamehameha Highway takes you around the entire island of Oahu. Unfortunately, most of it is a single lane in each direction. If you get stuck behind some one going below the speed limit, then you're pretty much stuck behind them for a while. There are a few passing areas if there's no oncoming traffic. The views during the drive... More 

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hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love taking the Kam Highway around the island. Mostly the section from Kaneohe to the North Shore is amazing. You can also bike it or take the bus. There are all sorts of scenic beaches, good eats and little shops along the way.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pretty nice ride. It's all out of the main city and you see a lot of the island. And it's really the only way to go so you may as well make the best of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This is a good way to go all around the island. It is scenic and similar to the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Pacific Coast Highway. Many places to stop and look around. If you are staying in Honolulu, this is a nice day trip to see another part of the island.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Plenty to see and do, a scenic drive and fun to do in a convertible. You can do it in 1/2 a day or a couple of days, its what you make of it. Some nice towns to go through, the scenery is awesome and varied. Lots to see and do, or just stay in the car and stop for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

As you drive out to the North Shore on Kamehameha Highway, you will see scenery that rivals that of the Pacific Coast Highway. There are plenty of pull-offs and beach areas and you'll get some great pictures. Especially some great pictures if there is a lot of wave action and the surf is up. There are also a number of... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

This is real hawaii on the windward side. Beautiful drive with lots of pull offs and beach locations. We traveled this road daily and hiked a local trail that's not mapped. Excellent local eateries and places to get touristy.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is what scenic drives should be. It's very relaxing and has that refreshing feel. Being or first time in Hawaii we liked watching the mountain shapes as we passed by. Not too busy and you get to see alternating views of the ocean, mountains, woods and sky. This is a very nice drive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We got a mustang convertible and just drove. there are many little openings where you want to stop and bask in the ambiance. I would not recommend doing this on a tour bus or anything like that. You will really need to do this on your own time and do your own thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took this to the North Shore and WOW. Just WOW. Once you get out of the gross areas in the beginning you drive to the North Shore the natural beauty really starts to sink in.

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