Mount Tantalus Lookout
Enjoy a drive through the lookout valley known as Mount Tantalus Lookout as you drive through a rain forest that opens up to the breathtaking view of Diamond Head, Punchbowl Crater, Waikiki, and Honolulu on this popular Hawaii Sightseeing attraction.
The drive time to Mount Tantalus in Honolulu is approximately 2 hours with stops to see the sights. At the 2000 ft summit, there is a lookout at Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park. When visiting Mount Tantalus in Oahu be sure to goto Pu'u Ualakaa Park for the best view from Diamond Head to Honolulu. Although, there are many points along Mount Tantalus Lookout Valley in Oahu make sure to stop at Pu’u Ualakaa Park Lookout. This area offers the best views from Mt. Tantalus to see such Oahu Sightseeing sights such as Diamond Head.
To get to Mount Tantalus from Waikiki get on Ala Wai Blvd. and then turn right on McCully Street and head towards the mountains of Mount Tantalus. You will cross a bridge over the H1 Freeway. After the bridge turn left onto Wilder Ave., and then drive northwest and turn right on Makiki Street, at the 1st set of lights. Just follow Makiki Street up until you come to a Y and then take Round Top Drive for the rest of the Hawaii Trip. You will past the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and will come out into the City of Honolulu.
Facts & Trivia
- Popular lookout point on Mt. Tantalus
- Overlooks Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head
- Great sunset views from up here