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Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu

4.5
#5 of 40 in Nature in Oahu
Valley · Hidden Gem · Lookout
Nu’uanu Pali melds scenic vistas with a site of deep historical and cultural significance. The point, sitting over 305 m (1,000 ft) above Oahu's coastline, provides panoramic views of the Koolau cliffs and Windward Coast. Bring your camera along to capture images of Kāne'ohe, Kāne'ohe Bay, and Kailua. The tranquility and beauty of this spot seems at odds with its dark history. It was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history, the Battle of Nu'uanu in 1795, in which King Kamehameha I conquered Oahu. Nu'uanu Pali is also known for its incredibly strong winds. Avoid wearing skirts, dresses, or hats, or be prepared to hold on tight to them. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kaneohe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great place to stop for incredible views of the island, the mountains on the forest below. You will need to pay a small fee for parking. Keep in mind it is very windy at this lookout but worth it...  more »
  • We visited this lookout during our Circle Island Tour with Oahu Nature Tours. This viewpoint overlooks the Oahu coastline areas of Kaneohe and Kailua, and Mokolii/ Chinaman’s Hat. This lookout is...  more »
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  • The views from this spot should not be missed! Every time we visit Oahu we make sure to visit the Nu'uanu Pali Wayside. It has really lovely views/vistas. A few things to know...There is a small "use fee" for parking in their lot, and this is really the only way to visit. But I never mind paying fees like this if it means I'm supporting beautiful locations like this.
  • Cliff and outlook area on O’ahu. It was quite cloudy when we were here but definitely worth the drive. Wild chickens are also rummaging through this area. Posters with explanation about flora and fauna and the area are also available.

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