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Puu Ualakaa State Park

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Address: Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-587-0300

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Beautiful Views

Got some amazing photos up here of Diamond Head and Waikiki. It's a windy drive to the top, but on a sunny day well worth the trip. It's not far from Honolulu - maybe 20 minutes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robynne K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got some amazing photos up here of Diamond Head and Waikiki. It's a windy drive to the top, but on a sunny day well worth the trip. It's not far from Honolulu - maybe 20 minutes or so. We went on the way to Pearl Harbor, took hike, and some amazing 360 photos.

Thank Robynne K
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were aware of the vantage point offered by the observation point and the drive up was well worth it. If expansive and a scenic view of Diamond Head and Honolulu is of interest this is the spot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly, our visit to the Puu Ualakaa State Park was somewhat limited to the Tantalus Lookout, but the view from this lookout is superb. I would highly recommend the drive from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Puowaina Drive, up Tantalus Drive, through the valleys and to the Park, then back down Round Top Drive to Waikiki. Particularly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is in Honolulu but you'll only get to it if you have a car. I was told to go here after visiting a friend at the University and there was an incredible view of the whole city of Honolulu and beyond. The next day I brought the family back and they were glad I did. The view is better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a really cool drive with winding roads all the way up to the top, but with incredible views of Diamond Head and Honolulu! We actually drove up to the top twice. The first time, it was rainy and very foggy, you could hardly see Honolulu. We went back the next day and it was nice and clear with... More 

Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Pu'u' 'Ualakaa State Park is a must visit if your like panoramic views> You can Diamond Head, Waikiki, Honolulu and way out over the ocean. If it hadn't been for our tour with Bike Hawaii, we would of never found this place.

Thank ggarsk
Rosyth, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you are up here the view over Honolulu is stunning. It is a good run upto it but well worth it once you get here.

Thank Photoguy2910
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The drive up here from Waikiki is well-worth it! The views of Waikiki are incredible from this angle. It starts from Tantalus Drive and winds uphill past many nice houses on the hillside. After parking your vehicle, the short walk over to the viewpoint here -- you are treated to great views of Diamond Head, surrounding Koolau Mountain Range, University... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were taken up here on a tour, there was no one here which seemed crazy as it gives best view of Waikiki to Diamond head. If you want your bearings come here and come here at the start of your holiday!

Thank drnick2016
Villa Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a nice quick pull off to look over the city. The best time is at sunset though when you watch the city lights come out. Plan this in between other activities because it doesn't take you long.

Thank onecoolraisin

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