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The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's Windward side with sweeping views of Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. It’s also well known for strong tradewinds, forming a...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad we made this stop. It was such a shock in change of temperature and wind that it gave us the giggles. Great outing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 733claudettes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tough to come up here and make a valid recommendation since I went when the weather wasn't great. Even so, it was stunningly beautiful so I can only imagine it on a clear sunny day. It's a must see!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beachlvr22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists are surprised by the amount of wind and rain when they get to the look out. It is a beautiful view of the "aina" (island) but it is very windy and children under 3 should be watched carefully....they are just too light...yep it's that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy drive from Waikiki, on nice highway. Then easy walk from the ( paid) car park. Gorgeous views, a bit windy on the day we went.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank esptm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is a historical landmark and scenic spot with panoramic view of Oahu. There is no entry fee, $3 for cars. Upon arriving there was a visitor being air lifted by a rescue unit due to falling down a cliff. I can not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Keyanna I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views with history. Our "Tours by Locals" guide told us the wind can be pretty strong at the top. And it was!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DONJ67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pali Lookout is one of the better reasons to take the Pali Highway to Kailua. Cost a few $ to park but we’ll worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Banffbuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this way back just for a stop here. A lot of people only visit the beaches. We wanted to see more and we certainly did. No wind up here today as so many said in their reviews. Not crowed either. Just so you know,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Besides having gorgeous views of Oahu, this site is also historically linked to the Battle of Nuuanu between Kalanikupule and Kamehameha over control of the island. Kalanikupule was overwhelmed by cannon power and legend has it that 400 of his soldiers went over the cliff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wind is so strong, you can lean into it! The view of the Windward side of O`ahu is spectacular. Olomana mountain is breathtaking.

Date of experience: January 2019
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nachomagana
May 4, 2018|
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Response from courtneyl281 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 15mins max.
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11Stef
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take Uber or Lyft up to the Pali Lookout. It would be rather expensive depending on where you are starting from. You would also probably have to pay the parking fee. Renting a car for a day would be easier and... More
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Madevilz
November 3, 2017|
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Response from KurtAndWendy | Reviewed this property |
I think it's just an "honor system" to pay if you decide to stop, park your car and walk up to the overlook. No charge for just driving through.
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