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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkable stop between Honolulu and Kaneohe. It was super windy when we were there, but it was well worth spending some time to take in the remarkable views. We even wound up buying a print of the view at a later stop during the day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jande26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lookout offers a panoramic view the northeast coast of O'ahu. Plan on pictures of mountains, the ocean, and highway tunnels. Historic markers commemorate the site where hundreds of O'ahu warriors were forced to their deaths off the cliff, during the Battle of Nuʻuanu (1795),...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are driving the Pali Highway, for any reason, and have not stopped at the Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout, you have to make the time in your schedule to do so. the views - and high winds, are fantastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamielaub
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lookout point! Definitely worth stopping along the drive on the Pali highway. Gorgeous view of the windward side.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beachlvr72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple landslides have closed the road to the Pali Lookout. The state estimates it will take several months to re-open all lanes of traffic. As of Feb. 21, they are counter flowing traffic. So from 5-9 a.m. only traffic to Honolulu will be allowed and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank E6862FDlouise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we made this stop. It was such a shock in change of temperature and wind that it gave us the giggles. Great outing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 733claudettes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tough to come up here and make a valid recommendation since I went when the weather wasn't great. Even so, it was stunningly beautiful so I can only imagine it on a clear sunny day. It's a must see!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beachlvr22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourists are surprised by the amount of wind and rain when they get to the look out. It is a beautiful view of the "aina" (island) but it is very windy and children under 3 should be watched carefully....they are just too light...yep it's that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank D K
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Easy drive from Waikiki, on nice highway. Then easy walk from the ( paid) car park. Gorgeous views, a bit windy on the day we went.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank esptm
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is a historical landmark and scenic spot with panoramic view of Oahu. There is no entry fee, $3 for cars. Upon arriving there was a visitor being air lifted by a rescue unit due to falling down a cliff. I can not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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4 May 2018|
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Response from courtneyl281 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 15mins max.
18 January 2018|
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Response from Tony G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take Uber or Lyft up to the Pali Lookout. It would be rather expensive depending on where you are starting from. You would also probably have to pay the parking fee. Renting a car for a day would be easier and... More
4 November 2017|
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Response from KurtAndWendy | Reviewed this property |
I think it's just an "honor system" to pay if you decide to stop, park your car and walk up to the overlook. No charge for just driving through.