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(CLOSED) TANTALUS TREEHOUSE HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAINS

(CLOSED) TANTALUS TREEHOUSE HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAINS

*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. Like the Mermaid Caves, the location of the Tantalus treehouse is a mystery to most visitors.

tantalus treehouse oahu

Finding the trailhead to this hidden gem is a bit tricky but if you know where to look, the path is well worn. There is one fork in the trail through where you need to take a right in order to find the treehouse. It’s only a few minute’s walk from the road until you come across the huge banyan tree that faces towards a smaller tree growing out from the cliff’s edge that this wooden platform is nestled in.

tantalus treehouse oahu

The treehouse sits at an angle in a truly beautiful banyan tree with sturdy vines twisted around the gnarled trunk so you are able to climb it with ease. There are also lightweight ropes on either side of the trunk that offer support if you lose your footing.

tantalus treehouse oahu

With views of the city in the distance, you will feel as though you are hanging out with your friends in the middle of the jungle. A wicker hammock is suspended above the treehouse, which is a magical place to relax.

tantalus treehouse oahu

Because of the mountains to the left and the frequent rainfall in this part of the island, the lookout is a great place to spot rainbows from!

WHERE TO STAY ON OAHU

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort (Overall Favorite): In the heart of Waikiki, this high-end resort is right on the beach with a private lagoon.
  • Sheraton Waikiki (Luxury): A luxury resort with the most amazing infinity pool on the island, which overlooks the beach.
  • Ewa Hotel Waikiki: (Value): Ewa Hotel is just one block back from the beach and is just over $150 USD.
  • Waikiki Beachside Hostel (Budget Choice): A budget alternative, which is still in an amazing location.
  • Disney Aulani Resort (Family Choice): This is a resort your kids will never forget. It honestly feels like you are living in a theme park.

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Jackson & Jessie

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Yeah never leave valuables in your car! Great spot though!

Pas

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Just went up yesterday. Pretty easy to find following google map. Just be careful if you park the car by the road. When I arrived the other car that parked there got their window smashed, but nothing was stolen. :(

Alysha

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Hi , wish I could get a better idea where to start or what the trail is called to dine the tree house

Jackson & Jessie

Friday 24th of June 2016

Hi Alysha,

While we like to share our adventures, we also like to leave the discovery up to you of these special places. Having said that, I assure you if you drive up past tantalus lookout it will be hard to miss if you keep your eyes open for places to park your car shortly after passing the turn-off for the lookout.

Cristina

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Major envy going on right now :). Great photos and nice post.

Cristina

Jackson & Jessie

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Hi Cristina,

Haha sorry, thanks we appreciate it!