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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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“wheel drive” (44 reviews)
“the big island” (75 reviews)
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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 48 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 44 reviews
"the big island"
in 75 reviews
"wild horses"
in 22 reviews
"steep road"
in 16 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 6 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 14 reviews
"private property"
in 9 reviews
"lots of water"
in 7 reviews
"access road"
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"worth the trip"
in 10 reviews
"awe inspiring"
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"horseback ride"
in 8 reviews
"hike"
in 123 reviews
"waterfall"
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"cliffs"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to find a parking spot nearby (30 minutes) and walked downhill to see the view. It was a very nice valley and the explanation on the signs was very informative. The area could use some updating. If you don't hike or take...More

Thank VGTravelGirl
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with amazing views. Good place to take a mental break. Muliwai Trail - a 19 miles round trip trail start from lookout point.

Thank Travelling Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while touring the Big Island. It is about 50 miles north of Hilo. About 40 miles on Highway 19 then turn at Honokaa onto Higway 240, then about 10 miles to the lookout. You arrive at a small parking lot. Get here early...More

1  Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

it was long scenic drive to the spot. it has an amazing view from the top. The view also would look great from the helicopter ride.

Thank rukkunudeen r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, we trolled the lot and roadway for quite a while to find a parking spot. We could not find a spot to park so we left. Do not go on a weekend. Our mistake.

Thank Explore69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the highlights on the Big Island. Make sure you put this on your to-do list. Absolutely stunning!

Thank RonInKelowna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the "must see" attractions of the Big Island of Hawaii. Even though it is relatively easy to get to, the views are spectacular. One nice thing is that there is 30 minute parking at the end of the road so turnover...More

Thank stillerz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is spectacular. We were there on a rainy day afternoon, but still had a great view. If you decide to go down into the valley, either take the shuttle (pricey) or walk down only if in really good physical condition. We live in...More

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great short walk down to the viewing place. You can see the black/brown sand beach below and the beautiful colors of the water. There are usually a lot of people here so you may have to park down the road a bit or just wait...More

Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just went to the lookout. It was worth the drive from Kona. Absolutely beautiful. And while your in that neck of the woods try gramma’s kitchen for breakfast or lunch.

1  Thank aa1af
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gnelson18
January 8, 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
November 9, 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
August 24, 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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