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Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Oahu
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Nuuanu 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 Nuuanu Pali Lookout can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We really enjoyed the views despite the intense wind! It was one of the first stops that we made and it definitely gives some perspective of the island. 
  • "Pali" means cliff and "Nu'uanu" means cool heights and that is certainly appropriate here. It is 12,000 feet above sea level in the Ko'olau Mountains with a sweeping view of windward O'ahu. It is a s...  more »
  • My wife & I visited Nu'uanu Pali Lookout as part of a quick afternoon tour hosted by our friends who retired to Oahu several years ago. This is one of their family's favorite spots to visit on the Isl...  more »