Waimea Travel Guide
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 97%Budget Travelers
- 80%Adventure Travelers
- 78%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- WaimeaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 10, 2014
Rent a car, grab a map, take your camera and go explore the island. There are so many breathtaking views literally right next to the road with so many 'vista points' along the way, it would almost be rude not to...Recommended for:
- WaimeaMember ofFamily TravelersLuxury TravelersMar 10, 2014
The canyon is amazing! The second lookout is not as scenic as the first but there are some great views in some turns outs between the first and second view point with waterfalls. We saw some billy goats climbing up the cliffs- pretty cool!Recommended for:
- WaimeaMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersJun 21, 2014
Your last stop for groceries, snacks and sunscreen before heading out to Polihale Beach Park or up into Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. Waimea town has that frontier outpost feel, with its dusty streets and ex-plantation cottages. Don't miss rainbow shave ice from the original JoJo's, or a stop to taste the artisanal passion-fruit food and apothecary products at Aunty Lilikoi's shop, which also stocks Hawaiian sea salts.Recommended for:
- WaimeaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Jul 02, 2013
Seriously one of the most beautiful places on earth. I feel like I could have just kept staring for hours at the pristine, undisturbed landscape. The canyon is a must see while you're here. It's worth the long, winding drive to reach the lookout.
- WaimeaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 07, 2012
This is, in my opinion, the most beautiful spot on the island, with by far the best hiking. You really see a lot more if you get a chance to hike here, rather than just going to the tourist center parking lot/lookout. The Canyon trail is really short (maybe 3 miles roundtrip) and takes you to some stunning viewpoints, ending at a secluded waterfall.
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