Best things to do in Hawaii
With it’s postcard-worthy beaches, lush mountains and laidback lifestyle, it is difficult to top Hawaii when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday destination.
Beyond the relaxation, a plethora of adventures and out-of-this-world opportunities awaits.
Dive deep into the beauty of Hawaiian islands that offer endless experiences below.
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There’s so much of Hawaii to see, and one of these best ways to take it all in is via scenic helicopter flight. Discover the dreamy islands of Maui and Molokai from the sky on this two-island adventure. $460
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Keen to visit the real-life world of Jurassic Park? Step into Hawaii’s slice of Hollywood with this movie adventure tour where you will have the chance to visit iconic locations featured in countless blockbuster films. Lunch is included! $224.
Go face to face with the king of the ocean on this adrenaline-packed and educational shark cage diving experience in Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. From $166.
There’s nothing quite like a Hawaiian sunset. Experience the magic for yourself on this hour and half cruise, where you can peer through the glass bottom of the boat, spotting fish and local wildlife, before watching the sunset over Waikiki. From $69.
Want to venture off the beaten track, or at least feel like a local for the day? The town of Hana is on the east coast of Maui and is considered one of the last non-tourist towns on the island – and is home to Hawaii’s most famous drives. From $502.
This is one of the only volcano tours that lets you experience the beauty of the island at its most magical hour. Witness rare black sand beaches, walk through a lava tube, visit the famous Kona Coffee Farm and finish the adventure with stargazing around Mauna Kea.From $306.
Who said sightseeing had to be on the ground? Zipline through the lush jungle of the Ka’a’awa Valley on this exhilarating experience at Kualoa Ranch. From $211.
How long does it take to fly to Hawaii from Australia?
The average flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Honolulu is 9 hours and 40 minutes. The average distance by plane from Sydney to Honolulu is 8150 kilometres.
Do and don’ts in Hawaii?
Hawaii is one of the most chilled places to holiday in the world. With that said, there’s a few rules and the odd curse to avoid when you’re getting your aloha on. Read more about that here.
Do I need a visa for Hawaii?
Yes, Australians travelling to Hawaii will need to apply for an ESTA application as soon as your trip to Hawaii is locked in.