Add Magic to Your Vacation With a Trip to Nu’uanu Pali Lookout

Just a few minutes from downtown Honolulu, you will find a magical getaway far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is a hidden gem of the Oahu coast. From this dramatic perch, you can see beautiful forests and mountain peaks, the scenic areas of Kailua and Kaneohe, and the island of Mokolii, also known as Chinaman’s Hat. On a clear day, you will be able to enjoy a truly spectacular view. Our travel professionals at Discover Hawaii Tours can help you plan the perfect excursion to the lookout.



How to Reach the Lookout

Getting to Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is easy. Just drive northeast for five miles from Honolulu, climbing up the Pali Highway through thick tropical forests. As the city recedes into the distance, you will see an authentic, unspoiled Hawaiian landscape. When you reach the scenic terrace, enjoy the panoramic view of the windward coast of Oahu. Winds and storms can be dramatic from this high lookout. Whatever the weather is like, standing at the viewpoint is an experience you’ll remember for many years. Don’t forget to bring a camera—and a raincoat!

New Experiences Are Close By

The lookout has been a famous part of Hawaiian history since the Battle of Pali in 1795, where King Kamehameha I won the fight for a united Oahu. It is located near the famous Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, as well as the Windward campus of Hawaii Pacific University. There are many great outdoor activities and Hawaiian restaurants available for you within close driving distance of this scenic spot. Enjoy a traditional pig roast, take a quiet walk through a garden, or just experience the unique view.

Schedule a Tour Today

When you work with us at Discover Hawaii Tours to plan your perfect trip to Hawaii, you can get the most out of scenic sights such as Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. Contact our small group tour experts today at 808-670-3743.

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