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Top 7 Hawaii Destination Tips

Hawaii has quickly become a favourite holiday destination amongst Australian travellers and with five exotic South Pacific islands, America's youngest state has something to offer for everyone.

Hawaii has quickly become a favourite holiday destination amongst Australian travellers and with five exotic South Pacific islands, America’s youngest state has something to offer for everyone.

 

1. Rest & Relaxation

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Get into holiday mode with a traditional Hawaiian massage (called a ‘lomilomi’), then unwind in a hammock perhaps, or by the pool, or on one of the many gorgeous beaches… Hawaii is the ideal destination to slow down.

 

2 Retail therapy

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Hawaii is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find all of your favourite designers, factory outlets that offer year-round sales, and local markets scattered throughout the islands. Oahu is the standout shopping destination with Waikiki being famous for shopping and nightlife, Honolulu boasting the largest shopping centre, and Paradise Cove Luau featuring plenty of arts and crafts.

 

3. Eating out

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Hawaii thrives on casual dining, and is renowned for tropical Mai Tai cocktails and Kona coffee. Head to the graffiti-covered Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Kahuku on Oahu for some of the best fresh spicy prawns you’ll ever eat, indulge in classic Hawaiian Mai Tai’s at Duke’s in Waikiki, and explore the slopes of Hulalai to sample some of Kona’s finest at a local coffee farm.

 

4. Incredible scenery

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Hawaii is blessed with spectacular scenery. From white sand beaches with crystal clear water, to lush tropical valleys below towering mountains, to lava plains and cascading waterfalls. To reconnect with nature head to pristine Kauai for some of the most beautiful coastline stretches you’ll ever see, strap on your hiking boots in Maui and trek to the summit of Haleakala for an unforgettable sunrise, or observe the scenic beauty and volcanic excitement of the famous Kilauea volcano from a prime seat in a helicopter over Hawaii, The Big Island.

 

5. Adventure

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There’s no shortage of activities for adventure seekers, especially on Hawaii, The Big Island with its volcanoes, rainforests and snow-capped mountains. Experience the magic of Kohala on the aerial trekking course which features aerial suspension bridges, soaring tree platforms and thrilling ziplines, mountain bike down an extinct volcano crater, or scuba dive with manta rays along the Kona Coast – you’ll be swimming within just centimetres of these majestic creatures.

 

6. Ocean activities

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The ultimate destination for water babies, Hawaii’s palm-fringed beaches offer countless activities on and under the sea. Check out Waikiki’s famous surf, take a stand-up paddle boarding lesson, or snorkel with sea turtles on Maui.

 

7. Road trips

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Make the most of low rental rates and cruise around Hawaii at your own pace. On Maui, The Road to Hana will have you crossing 59 narrow one way bridges as you make your way past rainforests, waterfalls, beaches and plenty of places to stop for homemade coconut candy.

Over on Hawaii, The Big Island you’ll find the world’s only ‘drive-in volcano’, and on Oahu head to the pineapple plantations where you can indulge in pineapple ice cream and fresh juices.

 

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What are your top travel tips for Hawaii?