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Waipio Valley
Top 9 in Can't Miss Attractions

40 Reviews
Liked by 2
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: 48-5546 Waipio Valley Road, Waimea, HI 96743
Phone: +1-800-7700326

What people are saying:

It’s far from Hilo Airport and the transportation in Hilo is not very convenient. You need to rent a car or join a group tour of the scenic spots. Navigation is easy to find the viewing platform, but the parking lot on the viewing platform is very low, and it is often difficult to have parking spaces. Many people park on the side of the road. The view from the viewing platform is beautiful, but there is still a distance from the sea. A four-wheel drive can drive directly to the sea. The road is very steep. Don't drive down without a four-wheel drive. If it takes about 30 minutes to go down by yourself, go down to the bottom of the valley and walk about 400 meters to the left to see the waterfall, and then come back to play on the right. This section of the road is relatively dirty and muddy pools, but also pay attention to avoiding vehicles. The seaside scenery is beautiful and there are many surfers.

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  • JGonzalezJimenez

    VIOLENT LOCALS, helpless police.

    While this valley is surely beautiful, DO NOT go down there unaccompanied, or in non-daylight hours....or at all. I was presumably singled out for being a tourist. Driving down to the beach just aft...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603269683000+0800)/
  • Patty R
    Patty R

    Our favorite hike

    Gorgeous views as you hike down the side of the cliff through the rain forest to the beautiful black sand beach. Not a long trip down but it is steep. You can continue the trail on the other side of ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1592652410000+0800)/
  • Bhatt8249

    Best views

    We went there for our babymoon trip. We parked our jeep and took a hike.. it's actually not a hike, but walking trail. It took us 5-7 mins to go down to see overlook and then took few pics and then ca...

    Reviewed on /Date(1591876493000+0800)/
  • patrickmR6649QH

    Worth renting a Jeep for

    Beautiful valley and beach with access to a great hiking trail on the other side of the valley. We drove our rental Jeep down the road to the beach and it was easily passable in our stock JLU Sahara W...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584941409000+0800)/
  • lindagW7907LD


    The overlook is worth driving to see. The true beauty is to walk down into the valley. Even though we had a 4 wheel drive, we were glad we did not take our Jeep down as the road is very rutted. The...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583108314000+0800)/

Additional Information


The Waipio Valley is located on the windward side of the Khajala Mountains. After the heavy rain, the rain falls from the crevices of the valley, forming a temporary white waterfall. The scenery is very spectacular, so the Hawaiians call the Waipio Valley sacred. place. The Waipio Valley is home to isolated native residents who live on agriculture and live a self-sufficient life.
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