If you’re looking for great views and great vibe, there’s no better place to look than Oahu. The island is home to Hawaii’s state capital, Honolulu, and has jaw-dropping 360 degree views! You’ll see something beautiful everywhere you look on Oahu.
However, it’s one thing to take in the best views on Oahu from the ground. It’s another thing to see these amazing views from the sky on a family-friendly helicopter ride! Helicopter tours give you views of Oahu that few people get to witness. Flying over and around things allows you to see Oahu’s beauty in a different light. You’ll notice how everything comes together to make up the beautiful island and create that unexplainable yet undeniable aloha spirit.
Here’s a complete list of the 5 best views on Oahu:
Kaliuwa’a (Sacred Falls)
Kaliuwa’a, also known as Sacred Falls State Park, features gorgeous waterfalls and lush greenery. But, you can only see the beauty of this park from the sky! The state park was closed to the public after a fatal landslide on Mother’s Day nearly 20 years ago. Because people are no longer allowed to hike to the falls, seeing the park from the sky is the only way to glimpse it’s incredible beauty!
Ka’a’awa Valley is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Oahu. The valley plays a role in many ancient Hawaiian legends as a place where ghostly night watchers roam on nights with a full moon. It’s also been a popular filming location for many movies and television shows, including Jurassic Park, Hawaii Five-O, Pearl Harbor and 50 First Dates! The Ko’olau Mountains create a majestic backdrop to the valley and highlight the diverse landscape of the island!
Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head)
Diamond Head, a 760-foot crater, is one of Oahu’s most famous landmarks! The crater is popular hiking destination and boasts 360 degree views of Waikiki and the south shore. Named by British sailors who mistakenly though they’d discovered diamonds in the crater, Diamond Head is a must-see on Oahu. The view of Diamond Head from a helicopter gives you an idea of just how large the crater is!
Everyone loves to go to the beach. Waikiki Beach, located on the south shore of Oahu, is one of the most iconic spots in Hawaii. Because it’s so well-known, Waikiki Beach is often crowed with visitors and surfers from all over the world! The energy is electric, but, you can experience Waikiki Beach with serenity from a helicopter!
Pearl Harbor is a historical monument unlike any other. The monument memorializes the event that sparked the United State’s entrance into World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor. The harbor remains an active military base today! It’s historical significance and beauty amidst the tragedy associated with it make Pearl Harbor one of the best views on Oahu. Hands down.
You can see all of the best views on Oahu on our Oahu Island Adventure! The 60-minute tour gives you aerial views of the island and comes at an incredible discount! Book your tour today to secure your access to all of the best views on Oahu.