GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
Just Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car™
Stories, local tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
Download over wifi, tour offline. No data, cellular or wifi required.
OAHU DRIVING TOUR
OAHU TOURS ROUTE MAP
What to Expect
Want to connect with Hawaii, beyond Waikiki? Then it’s definitely worth taking a full day from sunbathing, renting a car, and driving to tour around Oahu.
There are many stories, tips and advice along the way, that will enhance your Oahu, Hawaii vacation experience. We’ll highlight the many viewpoints, but how and how long you choose to explore is up to you.
Includes 3 suggested road trips to explore Oahu;
What You’ll See
Some of the highlights along the route include;
North Shore, Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline
Kailua & Lanikai
The Pali Lookout
Laie Sea Arch
Prepare for the Tour
Know Before You Go
- Check Hanauma Bay is open and operating hours (generally 6am-6pm, closed Tuesdays). It’s one of the most popular beaches on the island, so get going early before the car park is full.
- Take some cash as the shrimp truck vendors don’t always take credit card.
- Make sure not to forget your beach gear, swimsuit, towel, reef-safe sunscreen. There’s some great beaches to cool off along the way.
- Mints & hand towels. Yup those shrimp trucks have garlic. A lot of garlic.
- Pack binoculars for up close views of wildlife, cliffs and surfers at North Shore beaches.
Where the Tour Starts
- All routes officially start along Kalakaua Ave (one way) in Waikiki or from the Disney Resort at Ko’Olina, or you can join and pick up the commentary anywhere along the tour route. Follow the narration to continue on an entire Island Circle Tour, or just explore the North Shore and return for sunset back at Waikiki. Have another day? Explore Oahu’s small towns, best Beaches and Volcanoes.
- All commentary, directions and options are included so you can choose your own adventure. Drivers can follow the route in either direction.
OAHU DRIVING TOUR APP REVIEWS
OAHU AUDIO DRIVING TOUR APPS
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – OAHU
Where does the tour start?
The island is divided in to 2 tours that both start from Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. There is no need to select which tour you want to do. Just follow the instructions below and once you turn or stay straight on Kalakaua Ave, the Gypsy will know which tour you are following.
Beaches & Volcanoes Route. As you drive down Kalakaua Ave you will hear instructions to stay straight ahead at the intersection with Kapahulu Ave. The tour will include all the directions you need in the audio to follow the route. The tour does a loop and returns back to Waikiki. OR you can continue all the way around the island.
Island Circle Route. We recommend doing this tour clockwise, But you can go the opposite way – your choice. Start the tour by driving down Kalakaua Ave. You will hear an instruction to TURN LEFT AT KAPAHULU AVE. The tour goes towards the Dole Plantation and the North Shore first. It returns to Waikiki via the Pali Hwy and lookout.
OR you can join the Island Circle from the Beaches and Volcanoes Tour, and vice versa. You’ll hear instructions about how to do that as you approach the Pali Highway.
You can join the tour from somewhere else if you are not based in Waikiki; use the map to find the nearest place where you can follow the direction of the arrows.
Can I do the tour in reverse?
Yes. We’ve divided the island into 2 tours, but they link to each other so you can also explore the entire island as one continuous tour. You can drive around the island in either direction – its you choice about which way you prefer to go.
What should I bring?
It’s important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Gas, food and beverages are readily available all over the island.
Water, sunscreen and your swimsuit as there are lots of great swimming beaches.
Don’t forget your smile and some aloha.