The Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park is located at a height of 1,048 feet and is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
The view of the city from here is magical, especially after dark- making it one of the best sunset spots in the city. You can spot Diamond Head Crater, Pearl Harbor, Punch Bowl Crater and the Waikiki beach from here.
The Ualakaa hiking trail is a favorite spot for nature lovers while dog owners can take a leisurely walk with their pets.
Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park Travel Tips
- Open fires, camping or mountain biking are not permitted in the park.
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
- Apply a mosquito repellent cream especially if you want to go hiking here.
How to Reach Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
- By Bus: Punahou St + Nehoa St (around 4 kilometers away)
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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6.73% of people who visit Honolulu include Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
37.04% of people start their Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park Reviews & Ratings
It's a bit of a steep drive but well worth it for the view. At about 415 meters above sea level, this point overlooks Honolulu with a fantastic view of Diamond Head Crater. Parking is limited, but people don't stay long, so if the lot is full, you shouldn't have to wait long for spaces to open. The crowds seem to come in waves, so if you want people-free photos, just wait a while. A little ways back, you have picnic areas with covered benches and more parking. This is s great place to spend a little time and get a spectacular view.
Great place to have a breathtaking view over the city. We went there in the morning, so no problems with parking. Later got filled up fast with busloads of tourists. We drove up over the mountain and had a perfect start in the day. Wild nature and amazing views.
This place is simply breathtaking. No other way to describe it. After what seems like forever up a small winding road, you end up at a look out to your right, just off the road, looking to the east of Honolulu. When first driving up, I thought this was the only look out, and I honestly would have been satisfied with just that. I continued to drive up, and found the beautiful state park with its manicured lawns, and extremely tiny parking lot. Seriously, there are maybe 10 parking spots in one small row. Luckily there was one spot left, we came there about 3pm on a week day. After a short walk onto the covered look out, it was well worth the drive from West Oahu. Sweeping views as far as you can see, all of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu, with the beautiful mountains behind you. I always take family here when they come to visit!!!!
Fantastic view! Would recommend if you are looking for a great view of the Honolulu skyline. Make sure you still early otherwise the close parking spots will already be taken.
Very beautiful looks our over all of Waikiki and surrounding area. Easy to get to even if in a wheel chair. Parking is limited at the top but some just around the corner. Beautiful drive up and views that don't disappoint! The grassy area is great to sit with the family! Gates close at 7:45!