Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park

Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park

Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
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Sabrina M
West Hartford, CT7 contributions
Easy to drive up, do not try to walk it! It's not an all day event, but a fun, quick trip up the mountain. Amazing views
Written 23 August 2022
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Teacher20052013
DeLand, FL561 contributions
We rode up to the lookout via Uber and brought some eats with us to enjoy as we watched the sun go down over Oahu far above the island. You could see everything on the west side of the island...Waikiki, Diamond Head, Honolulu.
Written 1 August 2022
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Claire
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Family
Absolutely stunning views. As we arrived it started to rain but without rain you don’t get rainbows.
Windy drive but worth it
Written 20 July 2022
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ITRT
Virginia37,937 contributions
If you are looking for spectacular views, then Tauntaus Drive/Round Top is the place to go. A two-lane, ten-mile road offers hairpin turns, sheer drop-offs and views of Honolulu that cannot be beat. Instead of hiking to this point, we chose to drive the switchback road and enjoy the beautiful scenery. From here, you get the best views and a different perspective of Honolulu, Waikiki and Diamond Head. There are several areas where you can pull over for photo ops or simply to enjoy the view. Tantalus Drive begins near the entrance to the Punchbowl Cemetery and ends at Round Trip Drive, the road that leads back to the city. The road rises to an elevation of 1800 feet and has several lookout points. The many trees and plants along the road give the impression of traveling through a rainforest. This area is considered one of the most scenic areas of Honolulu. It was built over a period of 25 years and is Oahu’s only state and national historic road.
Written 12 May 2022
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,567 contributions
Offers a panoramic view of Honolulu, from Diamond Head to Waikiki and downtown. There is a security gate that closes after sunset. Only 4 miles north of Waikiki on Round Top Road, driving up a winding road through the lush suburb of Manoa. Don't miss it.
Written 9 April 2022
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antonette b
Appleton, WI135 contributions
OK we did not quite get up here, read about this online and followed the GPS, however found signs it was closed at a certain point and the GPS also showed the park itself as closed. As we drove up Tantalus Drive, lots of pullover spots were full of what appeared to be Hawaiian youth drinking - lots of trucks and beer, etc. Since it was dusk, we drove up but were a little leary about the closure at the top and being stuck there in the dark, plus not being familiar with the area, we turned around on a one lane residential road and headed back down. The few pull out spots we did manage to pull over and score some wonderful sunset photos from as I'm sure while they were amazing, I'm guessing nowhere near amazing than if we made up to the top.
Written 8 March 2022
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Lengtan67
Kuala Lumpur1,060 contributions
Better to have a car as taking Bus 5, you will need to walk another an hour or so uphill (depending on individual's stamina) along a residential area, and some stretch can be pretty quiet.

I also understand, e-hailing cars can get us there but to get one to return, would be a challenge provided you ask the driver to wait for you.

The panaromic view from a 1048ft hill is definitely fabulous and amazing.
Written 3 March 2022
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Barb Z
Barrie, Canada73 contributions
Beautiful view of Honolulu, well worth the drive. There was a photo session going on while we there, I'm sure they would turn out wonderful.
Written 28 February 2022
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strudel2018
Honolulu, HI67 contributions
My husband & I resently went to the Tantalus Lookout. It was a beautiful sunny day and a lovely drive to the top. If you are local or a visitor it is worth the time to go here. Besides the view, read the info on the boards to appreciate the history of this road.
Written 25 February 2022
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GeORgeziLLA
Port Orange, FL1,066 contributions
Couples
Forested area on a cinder cone close to downtown Honolulu. Lookout provides sweeping view of southern O’ahu from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor, including Honolulu and Manoa Valley. Picnic shelters available."
Written 26 October 2021
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