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Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, Oahu

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Nu'uanu Pali Lookout 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. Using our international travel planner, Kaneohe attractions like Nu'uanu Pali Lookout can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Our family drove up to the lookout to see the great view of Oahu. it was a short drive from Waikiki Beach, and it offered great views of the island. Beautiful!  more »
  • A point of view different from the coast is, beautiful place to take pictures of the Valley include dollars for parking
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  • This is a must see. It costs $3 to park but you can stay as long as you would like. One of the best views on Oahu!  more »
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  • I come here every time I visit Oahu!! This is one of my favorite places. Hold onto any loose items! The wind is insane- kids love it. The views are always breathtaking.
  • An awesome place. A special historical place for Hawaiians. Beautiful scenery and strong winds.
  • One of the Best views I've seen when I visited Hawaii. Got some amazing pics here. Bring a light weight jacket when the wind blows it is really cold, but worth being cold for if you don't have a jacket with you. Will see chickens and cats walking around here too.
  • This is a gorgeous view of Kailua, Kanehoe bay. Very windy pretty much all the time. If you are quick you can probably get away without paying for parking.
  • Awesome place to experience the wind tunnel effect. Incredible seeing the old Pali Highway. Outstanding views of the Windward side.