The Most Instagrammable Places In Oahu Hawaii

To Inspire Your Wanderlust

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The Most Instagrammable Places In Oahu To Inspire Your Wanderlust


Oahu is a photographer’s paradise. This is a landscape of uncompromised beauty, chockfull of more surreal and breathtaking places than can be found in some entire countries.

Below we have listed our favorite spots on the island to find those remarkable Instagram photos that everyone is so desperately searching for.

We hope you enjoy


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botanical gardens famous road

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

Location: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744


Open daily its best to visit early in the morning as this park is very popular among tourists.

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Crouching Lion Hike

Crouching Lion

Location: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744


It only takes roughly 30-40 minutes to reach the summit of Crouching Lion, but the views are so remarkable here, that we ended up staying a bit longer than we’d expected.

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Lanikai Beach

Location: Kailua, HI 96734


This beach consistently ranks as one of Oahu’s most amazing beaches and we can see why.

Pro Tip

The Lanikai Pillbox Hike is located directly behind the beach offering unbeatable sunrise views.  Although we ran out of time to do the hike, it comes highly recommended by locals.


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Stairway To Heaven

Stairway To Heaven

 Location: Makena Street, Kaneohe, HI


When in search of the most Instagrammable places in Oahu, nowhere, and I mean nowhere offers better views than The Stairway To Heaven.

Pro Tip

Yes technically it is frowned upon to hike The Stairway To Heaven because it may or may not be a illegal

Yes it is 100% illegal

Sometimes you gotta risk it for the biscuit as they say!

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Kalanianaole Scenic Drive

Kamehameha Highway

Location: Kamehameha Highway


Hands down the most amazing scenic drive you can take on Oahu.  Just plan your day accordingly because you will be constantly hopping in and out of your car to snag photos.




North Shore Oahu Wings

Wings Of The North Shore

 Location: Anahulu’s shaved ice


If you didn’t take a picture with these wings, did you even visit Oahu?

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Three Peaks Hike

Three Peaks Hike

 Location: Auloa Road, Kailua Road


Although the photos are spectacular Three Peaks is one of the more strenuous hikes in Oahu, so if your expecting a leisurely stroll, think again!

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Waikiki Beach

 Location: Waikiki


With one of the most spectacular sunsets we’ve ever seen, Waikiki Beach easily makes our list of most Instagrammable places in Oahu!

Monoa Falls

Manoa Falls

Location: End of Manoa RoadHonolulu, Oahu, HI 96822

Thanks to it’s popularity from being the filming location for both Jurassic Park and Lost, the Manoa Falls trail can become quite crowded, so it’s best done in the morning when the trail first opens.

Aside from it being a bit touristy at times, Manoa Falls is a pleasant short hike that offers endless Instagrammable opportunities

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Tom Tom Trail

Location: Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825

Unlike most hikes on Oahu, Tom Tom Trail offers some of the best coastal views on the island with a surprisingly minimal amount of effort.

If you only have short amount time available, this is the perfect hike to make the absolute most of it!

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

Location: Pupukea, HI 96712


If your’re in the North Shore for the day then, be sure to stay around for one the the best sunsets on Oahu!

P.S –  There’s one of those really cool 100 year old horizontal palm trees here too, however you are not allowed to sit on this one.

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Halona Blowhole

Location:8483 Highway 72, Honolulu, HI 96825

This is one of the most spectacular overlooks in Hawaii as visitors are amazed as they watch the Halona Blowhole shoot sea sprays to an estimate of around 30-40 feet in the air!

There is also a quaint little swim cove for those who are looking more to relax.

Open Door Helicopter Ride

Location: Oahu

What better way to experience the beauty on Oahu than from a birds eye view!

 

Hanauma Bay

Location: Oahu

Hanauma Bay is a stunning nature reserve that offers some of the best snorkeling on the island, however be sure to visit first thing in the morning because this place gets packed!

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