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  • Address: Highway 240
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free
Forming a deep natural amphitheater, washed by the sea and waterfalls, the Big Island’s Waipi'o Valley is a natural wonderland of flowering rainforest and hiking trails. Cliffs thousands of feet high line the famously steep valley, and waterfalls course their way down to the valley floor.

The curved black-sand beach here is reached by a steep route entering the valley, and lookouts give stupendous views from above. It’s a magical place, where battles were fought by Kamehameha the Great, and the site of temples and royal burial caves.

Practical Info

The stunning Waipi'o Valley is on the Big Island’s northern Hamakua Coast. The roads here are notoriously steep, and should only be accessed by four-wheel drive, horseback or organized tour.

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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

Explore the Big Island's lush Waipio Valley on this ATV adventure perfect for the whole family. Drive your own ATV or be driven by a guide and admire the ...  Read more

Location: Kukuihale, Hawaii
Duration: 3.5 hours

From USD $165.62

Big Island Waterfall Tour from Kona: Waipio Valley, Hamakua Coast and Akaka Falls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

See three of the Big Island’s famous waterfalls — Hiilawe Falls, Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls — on this tour to the Waipio Valley and Hamakua Coast. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.05

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