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Secrets of Hawaii : Round Top Dr/Tantalus Dr
View from Round Top Drive of Diamond Head and Waikiki
View from Round Top Drive
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      Panoramic views a wait you at every turn of Round Top Drive. The views extend from Diamond Head to Ewa Beach, with the vast blue ocean as a backdrop. The twist and turns of Round Top Drive allow for many turnouts along the way. So pull off to the side of the road and enjoy the views. While driving up Round Top drive you may want to stop at Puu Ualaokua Park and take a break. Why not take a quick lunch with you and enjoy the natural beauty of the park. There is a look out station in the park which offers a grand view of leeward Oahu. There is also an  area for eating as well as a restroom.
   Views that can be seen on this drive:
       1) Diamond Head Crater
       2) Waikiki
       3) Downtown Honolulu
       4) Punch Bowl National Cemetery 
Need to Know:

    The Drive is about 10 miles and is uphill half way so make sure you have at least half a tank of gas. Brink water.


   From Waikiki goto Ala Wai Blvd (one way only) make a right onto Kalakaua Ave then a left on S. Beretania (one way only). Make a right onto Keeaumoku and cross over the H-1. Make a right onto Wilder and then a left onto Maikiki. Go up until you see Round Top Drive. If you continue on Round Top Drive it will turn into Tantalus. If after driving through Round Top/ Tantalus you want to goto Punchbowl Memorial go across Auwaiolimu and make a right on Puowaina Dr and follow the signs.

Photo 1 - View of Downtown Honolule at Puu Ualaokua Park Lookout.
Photo 2 - PunchBowl National Cemetery from Round Top/Tantalus.
Photo 3 - Twisting Tantalus.
Photos from Round Top/TantalusDr, Honolulu, Hawaii
                Photo 1 - View of Downtown Honolulu at Puu Ualaokua Park Lookout.
                Photo 2 - Punchbowl National Cemetery from Round Top/Tantalus.
                Photo 3 - Twisting Tantalus.
Stacked Rock on Tantalus, Honolulu, Hawaii
Stacked Rocks
     Round top Dr and Tantalus is a good spot to also catch the city lights at night. But the Lookout @ Puu Ualaokua Park is closed at night.
      Difficulty Scale: 0- Easy.
Parking - Wheelchair friendly at Puu Ualaokua Park Lookout.