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“Beautiful overlook and easy to get to!”
Review of Waipi'o Valley

Waipi'o Valley
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Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We always like to hop out the 19 hwy to hit Tex's and enjoy the sights of the mountain. This time we went out an extra 15m to the waipio overlook - absolutely gorgeous!

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

So of course when your getting a rental car, they tell you certain places on the island are 4x4 only. Manu Kea (the mountain) you can drive a standard car up. Waipi'o Valley, no...and I'm glad I had my jeep. We drove to the bottom of it, thru the first stream, but didn't want to chance it to the next (no tresspassing signs). Amazing and fun drive down, and absolutely amazing views. Must go if your on the island! Grab a jeep and go here and the green sand beach!

Thank mrslinkydog
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Really enjoyed our drive over to Waipi'o Valley from Kona on our recent holiday. Decided to take the shuttle tour with Douglas and really liked listening to his talks about life in the valley and being able to sit and take in all the beautiful scenery. Maybe next time we will be brave and hike down and back to check out the beach.

3  Thank Tan_7
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is my second time to Waipio and both times were just as great. The first time we drove in a 4x4 which is a must nothing less can make it. The second time we hiked down the paved pathway that trucks drive on. Both times were a great experience but the hike is something else. You should be in decent shape for this if you do not have any cardio or leg strength I wouldn't do it unless you are just a stubborn person and have the will to keep going. Once you reach the botttom where the paved road ends you still have a small hike to the beach and then river. This view is awesome and it's the same place where the end of Waterworld was filmed when they hit land. You must take water and snacks because there is absolutely nothing at the bottom but nature. Also respect the burial sites this is a sacred Hawaiian location. Take some water shoes if you are interested in crossing the river because some of the river rocks are very slippery and they will cause you to fall. Relax and a dip in the river or ocean it's one of those places you probably will not get to see often or at all. The hike up is where most people have the hardest times. The grade levels are from 20-25% in some places and this is what will test your cardio and legs. It's not a far hike but it makes it seem that way and if the sun is out it's probably even worse. If you're into adventure and exercise this is no biggie otherwise get a 4x4 or a tour bus to take you down and back up.

3  Thank AndySrz
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Leave your car at the overlook and hike down into Waipio Valley. You should be in reasonably good condition and have some time to spare. It takes about 30 minutes to hike the steep road that cuts down the side of the 900 foot deep valley. You are rewarded with a wild and picturesque beach, a tropical valley with beautiful vegetation, stupendous views of waterfalls and soaring cliffs, and quaint, albeit, rustic homes scattered along a primitive road. It is easy to picture life in old Hawaii looking at the taro fields and pristine beauty. Bring a snack and some water -- there are no amenities.

2  Thank Ljhoiland
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