Audio Driving Tour in Oahu Hawaii

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Don't miss a thing as GyPSy Guide's self-guided audio tour takes you on an incredible journey through Oahu's tropical scenery, turquoise waters, rich culture and history. Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions play automatically, all based on your location. You'll be guided to all of the area's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including a spectacular snorkeling spot formed within a volcanic cone, and a panoramic lookout over coastal cliffs. Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace so you can spend more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t. ✅ Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location ✅ Travel at your own pace ✅ Tour offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed ✅ Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use ✅ No time limits or expiry, free updates ✅ Like having a tour guide along for the drive Purchase one tour per vehicle.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: GuideAlong (GyPSy Guide)

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: North Shore

Hawaii is considered the cultural home of surfing and ancient Hawaiians enjoyed surfing just for the pure joy and fun of it. The north shore of Oahu is home to 3 of the most famous waves in the world; Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. Winter is the most predictable time of year when large swells can roll in. It always takes some luck, but if you are there when the surf is "big", you are going to be a little intimidated and pretty impressed. At any time of year, these beaches are worth checking out and if you plan to go into the water, just be sure to be safe and not get caught in conditions beyond your abilities.

Duration: 1 hour

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Hanauma Bay is the most popular and favorite snorkeling location on Oahu and spectacularly located within the half-crescent rim of an ancient cinder cone. Optional stop - timed ticket reservations required. Reservations are now needed, as an online reservation system has been launched to assist with restricted public entry.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Haleiwa

Haleiwa is the main town of the North Shore of Oahu. Before, or after, checking out some of the world's most famous surfing beaches, explore town for dining, shopping and galleries. A favorite in town is to enjoy a shave ice from the M Matsumoto Store and then check out some of the local artisan's folk art, and even some painted surfboards. Also a good place to stop for dinner if you enjoyed a sunset from one of the beaches, and before returning to Waikiki.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument

The most famous extinct volcanic crater on Oahu is the picturesque Diamond Head, located just a few minutes drive from Waikiki. Drive through the tunnel in the crater wall to park inside. A parking fee is payable at the entrance. It's perfectly fine to enjoy the views inside the crater, but if you can handle the 271 stairs and sometimes steep trail, the most popular thing to do is to hike to the crater rim. From the top, you will enjoy outstanding views to Waikiki, Honolulu and along the coastal beaches. Expect to spend 90 minutes if you plan to do the hike.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dole Plantation

Dole brand is synonymous for tropical fruits, and especially pineapples. Starting in the 1800's, James Dole's mission was to have pineapple as a staple in every American kitchen. Growing and exporting pineapples back to the US mainland was a vital component of the early Hawaiian agricultural economy. Visiting the plantation can be a free experience if you a satisfied with shopping the gift store and trying some samples. Also on site is a pineapple maze, and tours of the tropical fruit plantation on the Pineapple Express, a vintage style train. Optional stop - admission not included.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iolani Palace

Close to Honolulu, visitors can learn more deeply about Hawaii's past and the complicated journey to statehood at the Iolani Palace and the Kamehameha Statue. These are located on the return route to Waikiki from the North Shore section of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kailua Beach Park

One of Oahu's most amazing sandy beaches, a beautiful beach two and a half miles long, between Alala and Kapoho Points. From the shore, you will enjoy views to the Mokes, a pair of islands that sit just 1 mile off the shore. Join a guided kayak trip to paddle out and explore. Be aware that parking restrictions are enforced stringently, especially on weekends.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Punchbowl Crater stands regally in a crater above the city and provides a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of service men and women who lost their lives in theaters of war at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ko Olina

Ko Olina is a planned resort community located at the end of the H1 Freeway, in the south-western part of the island. It's the home of the Disney Aulani Resort. Four giant and protected lagoons have been created on the shore, and provide a safe and calm environment for swimming and enjoying the beach. You do not have to be a guest at one of the resorts in Ko Olina to enjoy the lagoons - the public is welcome.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laie Point State Wayside Park

The Laie sea arch sits just offshore from Laie Point and makes for a lovely photo. You will also enjoy views up and down the windward coast on this side of the island. It only takes 10 minutes to enjoy the views and there is no cost to visit.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In is a replica of a famous Japanese temple that has the same name, located just outside of Kyoto. That original is nearly 1000 years old. This Byodo-In has a stunning location beneath the Ko’olau Mountains and you will want to get pictures of the temple backdropped by those stunning, scalloped cliffs. The grounds and temple are picturesque and well-worth the 45 minutes or so that it will take to visit. Optional stop, there is a small entry fee.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Pearl Harbor is the location where the Japanese executed a sneak aerial attack on the US ships and brought America directly into WWII. Today the events of the fateful day, and the coutless lives that were affected are memorialized. Expect to spend about a 1/2 day visiting Pearl Harbor and absorbing the many presentations. Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial is by boat. There is no cost to visit, but tickets to the USS Arizona are first come-first served. Be sure to sign up for the next available boat as soon as you arrive at the site.

Duration: 3 hour

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As you round the very northernmost tip of Oahu, between the north shore and Laie and Kahuku, we will have the opportunity to visit our choice of several permanent shrimp trucks, located right at their own shrimp farms. This is a fantastic and authentic lunch or snack opportunity.

Duration: 30 minutes

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The most famous elevated viewpoint on the entire island of Oahu is the scenic panoramas from the Pali Lookout. The Pali is the nickname of route 61 which cuts across the island, connecting Kailua to Honolulu. The viewpoint sits on top of the sheer cliffs of the mountains, that face the windward side of the island. Hold on to your hats, and everything else, as the winds are almost always strong, but totally worth it for the outstanding views back to the coast. Paid parking is mandatory at the location.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lanikai Beach

Just south of Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai Beach is a half-mile stretch of beautiful sand and palm trees.

Duration: 30 minutes
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