If you want a good view of the island of Oahu from above Nu’uanu Pali Lookout then is the best place to go. The word “Pali” means cliff in the Hawaiian language windward and the lookout is part of the Ko’olau mountain at the head of Nu’uanu Valley on the beautiful island of Oahu.
Apart from the search, there is also the Nu’uanu Pali tunnel through which connects Kailua to downtown Honolulu by the Pali Highway. This makes going to and from the area easier for many types of vehicles.
The Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is also where the Nu’uanu Freshwater Refuge is adjacent to the Nu’uanu Reservoir. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over both areas and is responsible for its conservation and protection. The department has set up rules for visitors to follow to ensure the maintenance of the natural beauty of the area and to protect its natural resources.
Besides its breathtaking views, the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is also a historical site. This is where the battle of Nu’uanu, one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history took place. In this struggle Kamehameha I conquered Oahu Island and placed under its control. In 1795, the defenders of the island of Oahu, under the direction of Kalanikupule were driven back to the valley and trapped. Over 400 soldiers fell to their deaths in 1000 feet below the cliff. It was a sad part of Hawaiian history, but is part of the rich history of Nu’uanu Valley to the younger generation should definitely learn.
On holiday in Hawaii usually means spending hours in the sun on the beach or swimming and surfing. Now you have an alternative activity to do during your stay in this beautiful state.