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USA Waipío Valley Overlook, Hawaii

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Waipi’o Valley is a beautiful spot where the ending for the movie “Waterworld” was filmed. Until recently, you could drive down the steep (40% grade) and crumbling road to the valley floor and the black sand beach. Now, because of concerns of rock slides and the poor condition of the road, the only way to get there is via a guided tour in a van (which we did). Unfortunately, the van didn’t stop much and only briefly when it did it did so I didn’t get to photograph it much.

Travel Information

Taking Highways 19 and 240 will get you there. Coming from Waimea, head east on Hwy 19 until you reach Honokaa and follow the signs for Highway 240. From Hilo, take 19 going west until Honokaa and take Highway 240, looking for signs for Waipi’o Valley. Small paved parking area. Restroom at overlook.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 05:50 - 19:06 | current local time: 23:41
Photo Themes cliffs Ocean oceanscape viewpoint

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