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Oahu Revealed Guidebook Updates

Updates to 7th Edition

It happens every time. The day after we send the files off to the printers for our brand new edition, somebody changes something that directly affects what we write. Several times we’ve e-mailed these changes to the printers. (It’s our only chance to yell that classic publisher line, Stop the presses!) But after the presses roll we’re left shaking our heads, saying, “Yeah, we know that changed. We’ll correct that in our next printing.” The internet is the next best thing to yanking back all the books in print and scribbling in the changes that always occur.

At Wizard Publications we continually strive to bring you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the islands. We are the only publisher who updates our books every time we reprint them. So if you see the updates below already listed in the book you just bought, you may have a recent printing.

The updates below are for the 7th edition of Oahu Revealed. Note: all pages numbers refer to the printed edition of the book.

Temporary Updates:

  • U.S. Army Museum (page 59) is closed for renovations through December 2022.

General Information & Updates:

  • State Parks are now charging a $10 parking fee per vehicle for out-of-state visitors. Pedestrians, motorcycle and moped riders pay $5 per person. The camping fee is now $30 per night per campsite.
  • Kukaniloko Birthing Stones (pages 15 & 104) is closed to public and can only be visited with an escort arranged in advance at kukaniloko.org.
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (page 66, 67, 131 & 231) Reservations are now required. Please make your reservation here. It costs $3 per car and $12 per person to get in (ages 12 and under are free). The beach opens at 6:45 a.m., closes at 3 p.m., but entry is closed at 2 p.m. They are closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • Fishing (page 190) the state is now asking all visitors to obtain a fishing license from the DLNR for $20/day or $70/week.
  • Diamond Head Hike (page 193) visitors from out of state need a reservation in advance from gostateparks.hawaii.gov/diamondhead, and you’ll need parking reservations (which are good for 2 hours) if you’re driving into the crater. For non-residents, it’s $10 per car and $5 per person entrance fee, credit cards only.
  • Two Good Kayaks (page 222) is now called Sun & Salt Adventures.

From the Island Dining chapter, the following restaurants have closed or changed:

  • Azteca 
  • Chart House
  • Chuck’s Cellar
  • Crêpes No Ka ‘Oi
  • Golden Palace – owner retired, fond aloha to them
  • Loco Moco Drive Inn moved to 930 Valkenburgh St, Honolulu and changed phone number to 808-423-8228. We will be back to take a look at them again.
  • Magic of Polynesia dinner show is closed.
  • Shirokiya Japan Village Walk lost their lease and won’t be back at this location or maybe at all.
  • Sunny Days Café phone number should be 808-367-0059.

From the Where To Stay:

  • The Waikiki Beach Hotel (page 48) is now The Twin Fin we will be reviewing it shortly.
  • The Waikiki Sand Villa (page 48) is now Wayfinder Waikiki we will be reviewing it shortly.