Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside
Picture of Waikiki

12/12/19 - As recommended by the Honolulu C&C Lifegaurds, the Division of State Parks has temporarily closed the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park due to high surf and dangerous shoreline conditions. The closure will likely continue until conditions have become safe for the general public. Please check back for updates.

Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside

11/4/19 - Nu'uanu Pali State Wayside has officially reopened after months of closure following the closure of Pali Highway.

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Parking Fee


  • $3.00 per car
  • No fee for Hawaii residents

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $6.00
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $12.00
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $24.00


Impressive view of windward Oʻahu from brink of pali (cliffs) at 1200 feet elevation in the Ko’olau Range. Winds are usually so strong that one can lean against the wall of wind.