Puu Ualakaa State Park
Puu Ualakaa State Park is situated high upon Mount Tantalus in Honolulu. Puu Ualakaa State Park offers fantastic sweeping panoramic views of Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki, the Manoa valley, the entire city of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Punch Bowl Crater, and the Honolulu International Airport and beyond – along the southern coast of Oahu. The Pacific Ocean is the backdrop to the above, and picture taking is a must for any visitor. On sunny days you can capture the best photos, however the views are quite spectacular on any day. This is a must see scenic point for anyone visiting Oahu.
Photos from Puu Ualakaa State Park (click on any photo for a larger version):
Driving notes: Although you can travel up Round Top Drive or Tantalus Drive to get to Puu Ualakaa State Park, we recommend going up Round Top Drive. Both roads are quite windy and have several switchbacks, however Round Top is definitely easier on the driver and takes less time. Use caution on either route, and take it slow, particularly on the curves and sharp turns. It is a good idea to take all valuables with you, just like at any other park or attraction. Do not leave any belongings in your car.