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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

Driving up to the overlook is an interesting drive and as you climb farther up the highway the view is even more impressing. Ya gotta go!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank steveC6328AH
Reviewed 3 July 2019

A long and winding road to the top allows many chances to view the city, ocean and Punch Bowl Cemetery from high above. The viewpoint is constantly changing on the way both up and down.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ernie P
Reviewed 24 June 2019

If you can get here (you need a car) it's worth the effort as the landscape is extraordinary, the best of Hawaii. No need to go the the other islands for tropical splendor,

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 June 2019

When I was a child, the only way to go from Honolulu to Kailua was via the Pali. It was amazing then and it is still now. The history of the battle between the Hawaiians and the Oahuans adds so much to the site and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BSMv0869
Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

Popularly known for its howly and strong winds. This paradise has the safest forest in the world. No scorpions and no snakes. Even dogs here are rabbies-free. I love Hawaii very much, this is also the very first U.S state I have visited.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Noel F
Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

Read reviews on road closure so did check before head up Pali Hwy and was also closed! Spoke w police at closure and said was due to construction, safety, etc. Google maps did not show closure (?)... Did show closure from the east approach where...More

Date of experience: May 2019
5  Thank Vakation101
Reviewed 21 May 2019

The first time we drove up to the view point, it was pouring even though about 10-20 miles away it was sunny and nice. So we tried the next day and the views were definitely worth the second attempt. We only stayed for about 20...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 207rickih
Reviewed 30 April 2019

Cliff and outlook area on O’ahu. It was quite cloudy when we were here but definitely worth the drive. Wild chickens are also rummaging through this area. Posters with explanation about flora and fauna and the area are also available.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

The map indicated the road was open but after taking the detour we were still stopped and turned around just a mile from the turn off.

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Montana59442
Reviewed 14 April 2019

unfortunately the road was close so we could only have a glimpse of this overlook when driving by the area. i can only imagine if the road is not closed how much more the scenic the view would be

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Nathanie
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6 April 2019|
Response from MKP5456 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a 15 to 20 min stop on the way to other attraction. Just for Nu‘uanu Pali it is no point in getting Uber and be sure you will not get to it for return journey. Still this is what you want you can pay 15 to 20 min... More
24 March 2019|
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Response from tuldge | Reviewed this property |
Think it be best to rent a car
4 May 2018|
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Response from courtneyjung | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 15mins max.