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“Be prepared for the wind!”

Nuuanu Pali Lookout
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$98.00*
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour
Ranked #49 of 526 things to do in Oahu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 natural wind tunnel of sorts. It was here in 1795 that Kamehameha The Great conquered the island of Oahu in one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history. Led by Kalanikupule, the defenders of Oahu were driven back up into the valley where they were trapped above the cliff. More than 400 of Kalanikupule's soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Be prepared for the wind!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is an amazing lookout with wind gusts that will blow you over. We had to hang on to each other at one point when we tried to take a picture.

It was a great experience and a view that you won't regret.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great view of Kaneohe and Kailua”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great place to stop on your way from Honolulu to the windward side. The panoramic view of Kaneohe and Kailua is breath taking and never gets boring. What you have to watch out for is the parking, because its hard to find during the busy afternoons. Then you are asked to pay $3 at a kiosk upon which you can then proceed to the viewing area. However its all worth the cost and effort because this is one of the most picturesque areas on Oahu.

Visited May 2014
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 750 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Panoramic view of the windward side fewer tourists see. The wind can be a real challenge to stay upright at times. Visiting Oahu without time at Pali would be most unfortunate. Although there is no fee. I does cost to park.

Visited April 2014
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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

A great view that helps put the Kaneohe/Kailua part of the Windward coast into perspective; easy to get to off the Pali Highway; no question it is worth doing if you are in this part of the island.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Glad we went”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

View is great, was easy to find off of HW1 to Pali Highway. You can hike in the park but we just stopped for the view.

Visited May 2014
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