Waipi'o Valley
Waipi'o Valley
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Diana D
20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The view from the lookout is gorgeous. However, the locals have put up signs that it is forbidden to hike down and there was a person guarding the entrance to the route.
This was done despite the fact that the Spring/Summer 2024 “101 Things To Do” Big Island edition guide that anyone can pick up for free in Kona states that Waipi’o Valley’s Black Sand Beach is “accessible only with four-wheel drive or on foot from the overlook”.
It seems to me that the locals are doing this illegally as it is more than likely that the hiking route is the government owned land.
Written 16 June 2024
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Dimes008
Great Falls, MT29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We drove from Kohala resort area they Waimea and to the valley lookout. The vegetation along the drive was so interesting. It was fun to see the little white birds hanging with the cattle. The view was really spectacular. We enjoyed a stop at the Waipio fruit shack on the way there.
Written 29 March 2024
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Paulette C
Bothell, WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The view from the lookout down to the valley was amazing. I was not expecting to see a waterfall at the far end, which was a pleasant surprise. The lookout is easily accessible, albeit a bit steep. My teen daughters loved it as well. It was one of our many stops along our 12-hour loop around the Big Island.

Note: You are unable to access the valley as a tourist unless you book a specific tour. it is private land.
Written 27 March 2024
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kevan j
Norman, OK1,468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We drove out to this remote overlook even though we knew they would not let us descend into the valley. The views are great...absolutely stunning beauty. You could hear the waves too. There is plenty of parking. The walk down to the actual overlook is short and paved, but steep. There is also some very interesting signage here about King Kamehameha. Restrooms and picnic tables too. Definitely worth the drive out. Definitely recommend.
Written 27 December 2023
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JO B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Very BEAUTIFUL place. Loved the views!! Great place to stop and take pictures like we did. When I posted my pic on FB, my friend had sent me a pic of her son that she took several years ago.
Written 19 August 2023
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Carrie D.
Cleveland, OH2,297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We were on a circle tour of the Big Island and stopped by the Waipi’o Valley lookout and it was so beautiful. We stopped around twilight and it wasn’t very crowded and it was very lovely. We also enjoyed the many feral cats that hung around! This is a great place to stop and photograph the beauty of the Big Island.
Written 29 May 2023
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Suitable place to see the beauty of nature. There you can relax, enjoy the view and feel fresh ocean air.
There are small picnic area and restrooms.
Written 11 May 2023
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JDSoui
Tampa, FL6,593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The views are simply awe-inspiring. The sheer magnitude of the valley, the ocean, black sand beach and especially the water fall on the far side is simply a sight worth taking in and enjoying. Beyond the photo opportunity the opportunity to simply take in the sight and appreciate the view is incredible.
Written 23 March 2023
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Richard K
Fort Worth, TX10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Second time on the Big Island and had a great stroke of luck as Kilauea started erupting on Thursday afternoon Jan 5. We went to Volcanoes National Park on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Back out on Friday evening late and the following Thursday after dark. Fantastic. Did other stuff like Akaka Falls, Waipio,Parker Ranch and lots more. Basically explored the whole island. Groceries have gotten extremely expensive as dining out also. Be prepared. This was our sixth time to Hawaii and we were shocked at the increase in prices over the past 13 months.
Written 17 January 2023
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA5,698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We flew over the Waipi'o Valley in a helicopter tour and it was lush and beautiful with a gorgeous coast. We also visited the lookout which provides absolutely gorgeous views.
Written 17 November 2022
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