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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
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Oahu, HI
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The wind is so strong, you can lean into it! The view of the Windward side of O`ahu is spectacular. Olomana mountain is breathtaking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kaonohi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stop had the most hilarious signs of the entire trip. No really, beware of bees in high wind. Also this falling rock sign is next to quite a large pile of fallen rocks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marathisyear
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome lookout set in a lush forest at high elevation. The lookout is midway to Honolulu as you drive back from Kailua. You have great views of mountain peaks shrouded in dense flora and mist when looking towards Honolulu. When looking in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nuuanu Pali Lookout in the Ko'olau Mountain Rangeis the lowest point between the windward and leeward sides of Oahu which creates a wind tunnel. Hold on to your hat and small kids if the wind blowing! This is a fabulous lookout to see a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These views are free, no fee, only $3 for parking all day. We came on a day that was perfect, no wind, no sweater needed. All that is needed is your camera, sneakers, and a sweater.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SantoDR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great view, this was our second time to there. Weather was super, clear and sunny with just a slight breeze.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bigdog650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here as we were traveling from Honolulu to Kailua. It is actually fairly close to both; very windy, beautiful views, and just a neat overall experience. Don’t wear skirts unless you are prepared to hold them down the whole time (or not, it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Deidra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following the posted sign, from the Pali Highway, on the ocean side, a steep and narrow drive takes you to the parking lot. A few minutes by foot will take you to the actual lookout offering a broad panorama of the Southern part of Oahu....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vladimiramirela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop at this breathtaking view of the Windward side of the island. Be prepared to be blowing in the wind as you walk up to the outlook. Definitely a Kodak moment. Even on a cloudy day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a scenic excursion that won’t take you too long and is not really out of the way to get there ... please make the trek! It is a small parking fee $3.00 then a short walk up to the overlook that will take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 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.