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Waipi'o Valley

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 800-770-0326
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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wheel drive” (62 reviews)
“wild horses” (45 reviews)
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"the black sand beach"
in 70 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 62 reviews
"wild horses"
in 45 reviews
"steep road"
in 25 reviews
"private property"
in 22 reviews
"driving down"
in 15 reviews
"the big island"
in 78 reviews
"lookout point"
in 17 reviews
"steep grade"
in 8 reviews
"shuttle tour"
in 10 reviews
"private land"
in 10 reviews
"lots of water"
in 11 reviews
"views are amazing"
in 8 reviews
"great hike"
in 9 reviews
"drove down"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"rental car"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

because only with a 4x4 you are allowed to drive down that really steep road to the beautiful beach. But as soon as you are in the valley you have to walk anyway as there aren't many roads that lead somewhere.

Thank Dino W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the stop at the Waipio lookout point. We did not go into the valley. There were 4 wheelers going down that road. We met a family with 60 year old woman and young kids under 10 who climbed down and then up the...More

Thank Minesh B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hello took a Jeep Wrangler to Waipio Valley Lookout. Nice ride (from Kona) views spectacular. Decided to drive into the valley. Uneventful ride except for local tour guide who was worried about my speed. He told me to slow down (apparently locals can drive much...More

Thank JC889
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a jeep so got to drive down the single lane road. Very steep and lots of people walking down. Well worth the visit. Forded 2 rivers! Saw a lengthy waterfall, but it was at a distance and on private land. Best to stay off...More

1  Thank kconover1161
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit to see authentic Hawaii. If you have a four wheel drive vehicle you can venture down to the valley floor. Be mindful of and friendly with the local residents and they will be your guides! After your visit...More

Thank davidmdebs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

IMHO, if you want a quintessential Hawaiian experience, this is it. Have been to the lookout on a few occasions over the past 30 years, & always enjoyed the view. Yesterday, with the weather cooperating fabulously (blue sky, dry), we decided to be a bit...More

Thank Pacificisles
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was blown away by the beauty of this valley!! We had a 4x4 so we drove down the crazy road and it was so gorgeous. The view from the lookout is stunning and apparently you can hike to the beach but we didn’t do...More

Thank Kimberly F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the drive from the Kona area through Waimea to Waipio Valley. It's a leisurely and beautiful drive and the destination did not disappoint. We had planned to arrive pretty early, so parking wasn't an issue, but I'm sure it is on...More

Thank CMelam
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to hike down into the valley, as we weren’t sure what the driving situation was like. We rented a Jeep though, and found out you could drive down if you had 4-wheel drive. Once we were in the valley, we drove past...More

1  Thank MrsCain811
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had been here about 15 years ago but not down the valley, just at the lookout. This time, we drove down in a 4X4 and that worked well. The drive isn't that bad but the road is often quite wet and narrow and won't...More

1  Thank Taqulik
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Mee Hyun H
26 August 2017|
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Response from Benjamin-traveler |
Start before 9am ideally. Took us 2hr30mn round trip including a stop at the beach, seeing wild horses, and getting pictures of the waterfall. If you walk fast and do not stop for long, less than 2hrs is doable for sure. 4... More
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April D
28 June 2017|
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Response from MAChivers | Reviewed this property |
The horseback tour we took used a shuttle van to drive down to the barn. We then did our horseback ride - you do not dismount during the ride, but I will say my husband was complaining before we went and almost didn't go... More
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slsund
25 February 2017|
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Response from heybrah | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the group. When you book it, ask if there will be time to walk out to the black sand beach. If there is a majority in the van that wants to do it, then usually the driver may permit it. But keep in mind... More
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