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Waipio Valley Lookout

45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-464-0840
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the big island” (82 reviews)
“wheel drive” (45 reviews)
LOCATION
45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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+1 808-464-0840
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"the black sand beach"
in 49 reviews
"the big island"
in 82 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 45 reviews
"wild horses"
in 24 reviews
"steep road"
in 16 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 7 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 15 reviews
"private property"
in 9 reviews
"lots of water"
in 7 reviews
"access road"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 11 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 6 reviews
"horseback ride"
in 8 reviews
"hike"
in 128 reviews
"waterfall"
in 97 reviews
"cliffs"
in 39 reviews
"vehicle"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is longish and through residential areas. The parking lot is small, some cars were on the side of the road. The view is outstanding. Bathrooms are located here so that is a plus.

Thank yorkshirerose81
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lookout is stunning, be sure to walk the steep path down to the actual lookout, and spot the waterfall falling down to the beach and you look down the coast at the inaccessible valleys.

1  Thank cookpias
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from here was amazing!! Pictures do it no justice. It's a must see if you venture to the big island.

Thank jbrowning2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous free views with free parking in lot and side streets. Restrooms and picnic tables by entrance. Highly recommended!

Thank C L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're so glad that we stopped to see the view. It's a famous Big Island view that will take your breath away! The very small parking lot was full, but there was street parking on the street that leads to the lookout.

Thank WestCoastFamiles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes about an hour to get here from waikoloa resort area. For those who can't hike there a rest area with benches and restroom. Limited parking. To get to the valley u cam hike or drive down with 4×4 not awd. Theres also paid shuttle...More

Thank Hawaiidreamer1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful drive and a stunning vista...we did not have 4WD or the desire to drive down into the valley, but we certainly enjoyed the lookout! Definitely a must see!

1  Thank Amy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is how us mainland folk picture Hawaii. The lookout here is exceptional. We had a 4 wheel drive Jeep and were able to go to the bottom. Even if you don't, pick up lunch on the way, and eat at this magnificent lookout!

Thank BethGold
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Hilton Grand Vacations to the lookout. We rented our own car for the week so we had a lot of flexibility. We began our days’s adventure exploring the Hamakua Coast with the first stop at Waipi’o lookout. It’s a winding, longish road,...More

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit on the Big Island. It is located in the northeast area and is a good place to visit before driving along the Hamakua coast toward Hilo. From the lookout, a black sand beach is visible. There are several...More

Thank Carole T
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gnelson18
8 January 2018|
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Response from Lryu | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of shade in the morning. Starts to get sunny at around 11-12.
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anerev2017
9 November 2017|
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Response from Stu C | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t need to book in advance ... however you will need a very reliable 4 wheel drive vehicle (all wheel not acceptable). And in my opinion a experience driver this road is not for novices
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01kitty01
24 August 2017|
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Response from Ridgehunter | Reviewed this property |
Drive is about 45 mins from Hilo. No 4x4 required for the lookout. Have fun!
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