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Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App

OAHU, HAWAII

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Oahu Driving Tour by GyPSy Guide Apps

Just Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car™

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.

Plays automatically

Stories, local tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.

Great Value

All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.

Works Offline

Download over wifi, tour offline.  No data, cellular or wifi required.

OAHU DRIVING TOUR

Waimanalo BeachKualoa RanchDiamond HeadNorth Shore OahuMokolii (Chinamans Hat)Hanole BlowholeSharks CovePunchbowl CraterKo OlinaHanauma BayThe Mokes, LanikaiPali LookoutByodo-inPolynesian Cultural CenterPipeline Beach, North ShoreMakapuu BeachLaie Sea Arch

Highlights

  • Includes entire island with 3 suggested road trips
  • Admire surfers on big wave North Shore beaches
  • Snorkel with fish and coral at Hanuama Bay
  • Hear the legends of Pali Lookout

About this Tour

  • Start Waikiki, or join anywhere along the route
  • 230+ Audio Points
  • Recommend you allow 1-2+ Days

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;

Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App

Have A Few Hours?

Tour Oahu’s Beaches and Volcanoes

Oahu’s Southeast corner is an area dominated by extinct volcanoes and sandy beaches.  Get fit by hiking up the short but steep staircase at Diamond Head, you’ll be reward with breathtaking view overlooking Honolulu.  And one of the best, but also most popular spots to snorkel is Hanauma Bay.  It now has restricted access so check hours before you go.

Escape to the small towns of Kailua and Lanikai for pristine beaches, or take a guided kayaking tour to the twin islands, “The Mokes” just offshore.  It’s not hard to feel the spiritual significance at the Pali Lookout, but hang onto your hats, you’ll also feel the strong wind blowing up against these cliffs.  Continue on the Pali to finish the loop back in Waikiki, or continue driving to complete the Island Circle.

Oahu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App

Have a Full Day?

Drive the Island Circle

The main attraction is the North Shore, and it’s famous big wave surfing beaches of Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline.  Hear about the history of surfing, local legends and some overseas challengers to the throne.  Enjoy a stop for some great eats, a few cold drinks in the lack back North Shore town of Hale’iwa, or continue on to Shrimp Truck heaven.  We’ll point out a few of our favourites, but remember to bring mints or friends that don’t care about garlic breath.  Continue driving along the windward side and grab a photo of the hole in the rock Laie Sea Arch. Looking for a cultural experience? The Polynesian Cultural Center is a theme park and living museum, home to the Islands biggest luau and evening show.  Or find your zen at the serene Buddhist Byodo-In Temple.

Loop back around the Pali and return to Waikiki.   You can also choose to drive this route in the opposite direction and arrive at Sunset Beach, late in the afternoon before returning to Waikiki.

Or scope out Ko Olina, the resort area with crested shaped beach lagoons and the Disney Aulani Resort & Spa.

Pearl Harbor Honolulu GyPSy Guide Driving Tour App

Want to Visit Pearl Harbor?

We recommend you dedicate at least a 1/2 day as its own day trip from Waikiki for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center if you want to pay respects and explore this still active naval base.  We include driving instructions on where to exit for Pearl Harbor as you are heading towards the North Shore.

What You’ll See

Some of the highlights along the route include;

Diamond Head

Byodo-In Temple

Pearl Harbor*

Hanauma Bay

North Shore, Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline

Shrimp Trucks

Kailua & Lanikai

Hale'iwa

Ko Olina

The Pali Lookout

Laie Sea Arch

Dole Plantation

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.

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230+ Audio Points
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LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – OAHU

FAQ

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.

GyPSy Guide
GyPSy Guide produce award winning audio tours along scenic drives around the world.

Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience.

A great tool for visitors, encouraging them to learn more, explore further and return.