Distance: 8km – 10.5km (or less, there are so many routes!) Book your tickets online for Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Honolulu: See 1,029 reviews, articles, and 480 photos of Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, ranked No.17 on Tripadvisor among 313 attractions in Honolulu. In the winter, this is a great place to spot whales. *The Tantalus treehouse on Oahu, Hawaii has been taken down* The Tantalus treehouse is an enchanting lookout that offers panoramic views of Honolulu and Diamond Head. There is a long, low railing and room to pull in off the road, and there are … But there’s a dark side, too, famously referred to as Tantalus’ “hankery pankery.” The view of the city from here is magical, especially after dark- making it one of the best sunset spots in the city. There is no shade on the hike, and a trip to Makapuu Lookout is just as stunning. Time: 3-3.5 hours (We took 4 hours including about an hour for breaks) What to bring: If you do this in winter, bring microspikes. From the H1 Eastbound, exit at Punahou Ave. Follow signs to Tantalus Lookout. Hikers looking to … Turn left on Nehoa Street. Turn left on Punahou St. Tantalus is known to be wet, with showers blowing unexpectedly in over the mountains and down into Manoa Valley, so come prepared. Take your second right, on Makiki St. Then take the right fork. Like the Mermaid Caves, the location of the Tantalus treehouse is a mystery to most visitors. Although, there are many points along Mount Tantalus Lookout Valley in Oahu make sure to stop at Pu’u Ualakaa Park Lookout. People have canoed, tyrolean traversed, paif for a boat ride and choppered in to get acess. Most visitors to the lookout are there for the spectacular sunsets, and it can be very busy during weekend evenings. Puʻuohiʻa was called Tantalus after the Greek god by Punahou schoolboys on a fern-collecting expedition in the 1840s. There, he is said to have abused Zeus' hospitality and stolen ambrosia and nectar to bring it back to his people, and revealed the secrets of the gods. The mountain is home to a small community with its own telephone directory whose octogenarians walk daily to help clear roadside trash. Getting There. See 188 photos and 3 tips from 660 visitors to Tantalus Lookout. Tantalus was initially known for having been welcomed to Zeus' table in Olympus, like Ixion. For a different view of Honolulu and Diamond Head Crater, come to the top of Mount Tantalus. How to get to the Tantalus Lookout(Puu Ualakaa State Park) by car 車での「タンタラスの丘」への行き方 We were looking for a nearby place to go and get away for an afternoon, and luckily, Scott was able to find a perfect destination that was only a 25 minute drive up into the hills of Honolulu. When visiting Mount Tantalus in Oahu be sure to goto Pu'u Ualakaa Park for the best view from Diamond Head to Honolulu. Most famously, Tantalus offered up his son, Pelops, as a sacrifice. At the 2000 ft summit, there is a lookout at Puu Ualakaa State Wayside Park. Elevation gain: 155m Highest Point: 385m Map: I found one here, you’ll also find an easy to follow map in the 105 hikes book. Tantalus Lookout, a part of “Puu Ualakaa State Park”, is an area where visitors can go for a drive to see a panoramic view of the city below. This view is a bit off the beaten path. The Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park is located at a height of 1,048 feet and is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Getting to the Tantalus range is somewhat problematic due to it's isolation by the Squamish river. Tantalus Lookout. Tantalus View Lookout trail – the basics. "Amazing view!!!!"