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  • Address: Highway 240, Honokaa 96727, USA
  • 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, Big Island of Hawaii, null
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley

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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 in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour, Big Island ... 
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Big Island in One Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, and History Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3547 Reviews

This 10-hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including active ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.88
Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona, Big Island of Hawaii, Day Trips
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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Get breathtaking views of Hawaii from the air! On this deluxe, two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island, you’ll take off from Kona and fly above ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 100-120 minutes

From USD $499.00
Big Island Waterfall Tour from Kona: Waipio Valley, Hamakua Coast and Akaka Falls, Big Island of ... 
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Big Island Waterfall Tour from Kona: Waipio Valley, Hamakua Coast and Akaka Falls

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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
Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure, Big Island of Hawaii, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Hawaii Island Adventure

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Experience the best of the Big Island's natural beauty on a full-day private tour with an experienced guide. Explore Hawaii's active Kilauea volcano, lush ...  Read more

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $270.83

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