Oahu’s Magnificent Nature Spots
If there is one thing that is in abundance on the island of Oahu, it’s the magnificence of natural features, amazing views, and incredible locations of nature. From the beach to the mountains, there are endless locations that will take your breath away, and show off the best of the island.
Oahu’s magnificent nature spots are musts for your trip, and will make your visit to the island even better!
Koko Head Crater
To truly appreciate Hawaii, you have to understand its past. The islands were created over millions of years of volcanic eruptions in the middle of the ocean, each island formed as the Earth shifted over a hotspot of volcanic activity. The result, towering mountain ranges with steep drop offs, volcanic craters, and rocky beaches.
Koko Head Crater falls in the volcanic crater category, and the views way up on crater are simply amazing. Hike the steep volcano, using an old rail system that was installed during World War II, and start the challenging hike. Bring lots of water and sunscreen, and be careful of the heat, and once you get to the top, prepare for gorgeous views of Oahu.
La’ie Point & Kaena Point
On the North Shore of the island are two fantastic lookout points that can’t be missed. On one end is Kaena Point, a bird sanctuary that is a popular hiking spot, and on the other end is La’ie Point, famous for violent ocean waves and the offshore islet with a hole right in the middle, thanks to a tsunami.
We can’t leave one of the best beaches on the island off this list. Waimanalo Beach is located on the Windward side of the island, just off the highway as you come around the South Shore. A white sand beach, amazing views, and pure relaxation are the highlights of this must visit beach.
What is nature without a waterfall? This easy to find waterfall is tucked deep in the Manoa Valley, a short drive from Waikiki and a big hit for any trip. Following a short hike on a well maintained trail, you’ll arrive at the towering waterfall, giving great photo opportunities and one of the most popular waterfalls on the island. This is a perfect chance for the kids to get a little muddy, explore the rainforest, and see an amazing waterfall.
Really, nature in Hawaii is everywhere, and you’ll find an endless number of great nature spots all over the island. Be sure to bring a camera, or your phone, and take lots of pictures!
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