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The Big Island version of the Valley of the Kings, Waipi'o has long maintained a special place in the hearts of locals. Steeped in legend, the deep, narrow valley stretches some 5-plus miles, flanked... Read More
The Big Island version of the Valley of the Kings, Waipi'o has long maintained a special place in the hearts of locals. Steeped in legend, the deep, narrow valley stretches some 5-plus miles, flanked on either side by towering rock walls. The valley floor is a lush tapestry of tropical flora, and guava, red banana, and taro hide a multitude of natural treasures, like tranquil freshwater streams and waterfalls. Tourists are discouraged from taking cars into the valley. A good alternative, though, is Waipi'o Valley Shuttle (808-775-7121), which offers narrated, 4-wheel drive tours. Visitors not wanting to take the 90-minute trip can experience the valley's beauty from the overlook.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities, Best of North Big Island, Tours and Excursions, Sightseeing, Beaches Because: Waipi'o Valley is a gorgeous and sacred part of the island that enhances any visit.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Waipi'o Valley is home to a number of amazing hikes and wild horses.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Waipio offers unique romantic experiences - hike to a waterfall, view wild horses, and wander a secluded black sand beach.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Waipi'o Valley is a beautiful, lush valley with vast waterfalls, a black sand beach, and a rich history.