Oahu Sights

Nuuanu Pali Lookout

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This panoramic perch looks out to expansive views of Windward Oahu. It was in this region that King Kamehameha I drove defending forces over the edges of the 1,000-foot-high cliffs, thus winning the decisive battle for control of Oahu. From here, views stretch from Kaneohe Bay to Mokolii ("little lizard," also called Chinaman's Hat), a small island off the coast, and beyond. Temperatures at the summit are several degrees cooler than in warm Waikiki, so bring a jacket along. Hang on tight to any loose possessions and consider wearing pants; it gets extremely windy at the lookout, which is part of the fun. Lock your car in the pay-to-park lot; break-ins have occurred here (this wayside is in the most trafficked state park in Hawaii).

Sight Information


Top of Pali Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96844, USA

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Parking $3 per car

Published 01/10/2017


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