Hanalei Valley Lookout

Hanalei Valley Lookout which includes farmland, landscape views and mountains
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Enjoy the glorious view of cascades, mountains and an intricate patchwork of fields, where taro for the island’s famous poi dish is grown.

The Hanalei Valley Lookout is one of Hawaii’s most iconic vistas. The panorama features the waterfalls and dramatic mountains that surround a lush, green valley with fields of taro, flanked by the Hanalei River. See mist and localized showers casting rainbows across the blue sky on sunny days.

Gaze up at the tall Namolokama Mountain that serves as a scenic backdrop to the view. Admire the various shades of green that make up the valley floor, the individual fields and the verdant mountains. The patchwork of taro fields is split into small squares full of marshes and crops, which have been cultivated here for centuries.

Go on a nature walk with your family for a sense of the size and beauty of the area. Encounter some of the scenic waterfalls that decorate the hilly surroundings. Listen for several species of bird native to the island. Enjoy the serenity of this agricultural area, away from the bustle of towns. It is particularly enchanting at sunset, when the changing hues of the sky are reflected in the wet patches of the fields.

Lay down a blanket for a picnic with friends near this picturesque viewing platform. Snap photos of this vista as an excellent souvenir of your Hawaii vacation. Much of the poi that is produced and sold in Hawaii comes from this vast and scenic valley. It is a traditional Hawaiian dish with a pale purple color and is often served with salmon or salted fish.

Visit the various shopping centers beside the valley. Dine at one of the restaurants in the charming town of Hanalei.

The Hanalei Valley Lookout is in the southeastern part of Princeville on Kauai Island’s northern coast. It is a little north of the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. Leave your car in one of the designated spaces of the small adjacent parking lot. Visit nearby sights, such as the Hanalei Bridge, the Princeville Shopping Center and the Makai Golf Club.

Top Hotels Close to Hanalei Valley Lookout

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
4 out of 5
3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI, 96722
The price is $559 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 13
Stay at this 4-star golf resort in Princeville. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (898 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay!"

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Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
3 out of 5
4970 Pepelani Loop, Princeville, HI, 96722
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Princeville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (549 reviews)
"Beautiful property Great amenities Walking distance to beautiful sights off the coast of Princeville"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

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Hanalei Bay Resort
Hanalei Bay Resort
3 out of 5
5380 Honoiki Road, Princeville, HI, 96722
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Princeville. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and a free beach shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (362 reviews)
"The view from this hotel is amazing! Great snorkeling nearby and very close to Hanalei! Pool and Hot Tub were very nice! Room was very clean and in excellent condition, had everything we needed."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

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