The Nuuanu Pali Lookout is the site of a 1795 battle between King Kamehameha and the forces of Oahu. In his bid to unite the Hawaiian Islands Kamehameha used modern technology and the assistance of foreign advisers to crush this final stronghold and bring a short lived unified kingdom to the islands. The Pali Lookout was the site of the last stand of Oahu's forces, many of whom were pushed to their death from the towering cliff that gives this area it's scenic beauty. Visitors today will enjoy breathtaking views of windward Oahu from this point. Don't be careless though. Winds are known to whip through this area in excess of fifty miles per hour, so don't end up reliving the tumble so many a Hawaiian warrior did.