Plan Your Trip

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s breathtaking North Shore is one of Hawaii’s most unique destinations, located at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay is where the “7-Mile Miracle” of world-class surf begins, and the lineup is endless. Explore roadside shrimp trucks, pristine beaches and plantation-style towns, and don’t miss the world’s most famous surf contest, The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Here on Oahu — the one island that has it all — Turtle Bay Resort defines the North Shore, a different side of Hawaii, a welcoming, beautiful destination that grabs you and never lets go.


2018 Check-In Hours at The Compass:

WEDNESDAY 2/28 4:00PM–9:00PM
THURSDAY 3/1 6:30AM–9:00PM
FRIDAY 3/2 6:30AM–6:00PM
SATURDAY 3/3 6:30AM–6:00PM
SUNDAY3/4 6:30AM–3:00PM

Getting Here

Wanderlust O’ahu
 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731

Directions by Air

If you are flying in from the Mainland (looking at you, the Continental 48), Hawaiian Airlines is offering a special discount to our attendees. Click the button below to receive a discount on your airfare! The closest airport to fly into is Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Experience Hawaiian hospitality with complimentary in-flight meals and snacks to stay nourished the whole trip.

Booking and Travel Window: Wanderlust attendees receive $50 off RT coach web fares between JFK, SEA, PDX, SMF, SFO, OAK, SJC, LAX, SAN, PHX, LAS and HNL for the Wanderlust Oahu Festival.

Booking period:  Now – February 25, 2018

Travel period: February 22 – March 11, 2018


To book your travel, you can also visit and enter the program code WANDERLUST.

Check out “Directions by Car” below for transportation options to Turtle Bay Resort from the airport.


Directions by Car

Once you’ve arrived at HNL, you can enter the following address into your GPS device to get to Turtle Bay Resort:

Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, O’ahu, HI 96731

Driving to Turtle Bay from Honolulu International Airport, (55 minutes/37 miles):

  • Take H1 Freeway, Westbound.
  • Stay on the HI Freeway for approximately six miles.
  • Look for signs for the H2 Freeway, Northbound (North Shore/Wahiawa).•Merge right onto the H2 Freeway.
  • Continue on the H2 Freeway North to Wahiawa. Exit at Wahiawa (Exit 8) on to 80 (Kamehameha Hwy) through Wahiawa.
  • Continue Northbound, 80 connects with 99.
  • Stay on 99 to Haleiwa.
  • The road now bypasses Haleiwa and becomes route 83.
  • Continue on 83 approximately 20 minutes toward Kahuku.
  • Turtle Bay Resort will be on the left hand side.

Turtle Bay Resort works with Enterprise Car Rental to service your needs and offer customer discounts.  Please use this link to explore car rental deals exclusively for Turtle Bay Resort guests.

You can also request Island Transporters or SpeediShuttle to provide you transportation from the airport to Turtle Bay Resort. Call the Experience Center to Book your ride at (808) 293-6020.

Download the Wanderlust app for iPhone or Android for important event details, maps, your schedule, ticketing information, and more.

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Remember, free Wi-Fi is available in specific spots throughout Turtle Bay, but cell service may be limited.


Wanderlust offers discounted lodging right on site, at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort. Let the waves guide you to sleep with a luxurious stay in one of the many room types available. Take advantage of these early bird rates starting at $277 available now through December 31, 2017. Please note, on January 1, 2018 the rates will increase. Discounted lodging is available through February 10, 2018.


Treat yourself to luxury lodging and special programming with one of our premium ticket packages. A very limited number of these packages are available and include all benefits of a 4-day pass and then some. Learn more here.



Let the adventure begin! Pitch your tent under the stars, wake up with the waves and dig your toes into the sandy beach beneath your feet. The campsite is located less than 10 minutes away by foot from the main resort building.


General Rules


Oahu’s breathtaking North Shore provides the backdrop for a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. Wanderlust’s Sea-to-Table Dinner sources the freshest organic ingredients from the North Shore, pairing wild-caught seafood with stunning seasonal produce to showcase the best that local flavor has to offer.




Join us for a magical beachside BBQ. Walk the wooded trail from Turtle Bay to feast on a simple menu of fresh caught fish grilled on an open flame and seasonal sides. You’ll want to stick around after sunset—we’ll light a fire and play a few tunes for a perfect Friday night in O’ahu.


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