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Nice scenic drive from Honolulu to the windward side of the Oahu. Very windy at the lookout point... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2019
Bobby F
Lovely drive

This drive is a must-do. You get a whole new perspective of O‘ahu as you are able to get into the... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
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Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua to Honolulu.
Oahu, HI
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

Be sure to watch news traffic updates for road details...it can change how u approach your course of travel to windward side of the island...might save u time, gas and frustration 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Planned to do this as a rainy day option but mudslides made it impossible. If you are using navigation software that is not in real time you may end up running in circles because of this closure.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank verbalTea
Reviewed March 14, 2019

Its always good to come up here there is so much respect to the culture that has to be taken into consideration and that was why I was hesitant in bringing my guest up here. . We did not stay long there was a landslide...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

Nice scenic drive from Honolulu to the windward side of the Oahu. Very windy at the lookout point. Nice photo ops.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

The main Pali highway leading to the "Pali" or "cliff" where King Kamehameha I defeated the local O'ahu chiefs is a nice pleasant drive. What makes it special is taking the detour to the "Old Pali Road" that parallels the main roadway. It passes through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank John S
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This road is an easy drive from Honolulu to Kaneohe on the windward side of the island. However, avoid driving it (or most highways in Oahu) during rush hour! I always stop by the Pali lookout which gives an expansive view of the windward side....More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We used our day to take the Pali Highway north to the north shore, and then along for a day off the tourist Mecca of Waikiki. The green lush covered mountains were stunning. Really stunning. The look out had 360 degree views that will blow...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This is a beautiful free highway surrounded by nature, it has a speed limit of 55 and even though there is no police around, you enjoy the nature and the drive. The highway passes thru some towns where the speed limit drops just enjoy the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Traveling the Pali Highway to North Shore is a must. I would suggest having a driver (Uber or bus), since you want to make sure to see the sites along the way. The view from the Pali Lookout is breathtaking and the history is very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

This drive is a must-do. You get a whole new perspective of O‘ahu as you are able to get into the mountain region and out of the downtown hustle. Don’t go a rush hour obviously as traffic is quite heavy. The Pali lookout has some...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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January 13, 2019|
Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Aloha! I haven't checked this feature of Trip Advisor so your trip to O'ahu may be all Pau by now. If it isn't, for your last day...if you're interested in Hawaiian culture without the tourist hype, I suggest you take the... More