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Address: 21.370277,-157.796951, Oahu, HI
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels...

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.

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Beautiful view without a hike

This offers an amazing view without a hike to get there. It is insanely windy up there, though. We also saw some wild chickens running around, which was sorta fun, especially... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'll give the view a 5 star but the fee to park and the parking attendants get a 1. The view is stunning and worth a look, especially on a sunny day. However, I found the parking attendants rude (we had the pleasure to meet 2). I realize (after doing some research after the fact) that there have been some... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This offers an amazing view without a hike to get there. It is insanely windy up there, though. We also saw some wild chickens running around, which was sorta fun, especially because they were pretty loud.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful stop with great views of Oahu. We've visited in december and it was a little chilly so bring a light jacket and camera!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got up early , hired a taxi took 5 of us to Nuuanu Pali it was dark got dropped off and we found the path to start our hike. It was a clear morning made it to top to see the sunrise! Beautiful!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the views are amazing as you travel along the highway. time needed to sit and enjoy, even paddle or swim

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and photo opportunities here. This was a stop on our circle the Island tour with the PCC.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you are traveling around the Island, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout is a delightful spot to take a break and enjoy an expansive view of the mountains, forests, and coastline on the windward side of the island. There is a parking fee unless you arrive after five PM. We stopped late in the day and pretty much had the place... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a short drive from Honolulu but well worth the drive.. The views are amazing. There is plenty of parking (paid honor system). No restrooms.

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to look out at marshes and forests, mountains and ocean. Haneohe spreads out below and there are very helpful signs to identify everything you are looking at

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short drive off the Pali highway, and a cheap $3 cost to park (9-5P). Be careful with thieves who may want to break into your car. The blue hour views just before sunset are gorgeous, but note that you will not actually see the sun setting as the mountains behind you get in the way. You will often find tons... More 

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