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What to see in Hawaii


Hawaii is not only rich in natural beauty but is also steeped in spectacular history, making it a superb destination to explore.

Most visitors tend to be drawn to the beaches on their arrival and Hawaii will certainly not disappoint. Waikiki is a beautiful stretch of the oceanfront and is considered to be Hawaii's most popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a vibrant experience with loads of exciting nightlife and entertainment too. The shoreline of Oahu is certainly a main attraction in its own right, drawing not only beach-goers but surfers to the north shores for some sun, sand and surf. With many resorts on any one of the spectacular islands to choose from and the lively nightlife and good cuisine found in most regions, relaxation is not hard to find on the Big Island.

Other renowned attractions of Hawaii include the Diamond Head Crater; Hilo, which has been dubbed 'Hawaii's forgotten city'; the award-winning Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu; The Polynesian Cultural Centre; the USS Arizona Memorial; and The Haleakala National Park. With so much to choose from and an array of tastes catered to, Hawaii will leave any visitor more than satisfied and with the plan of a possible return visit in the works!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

In the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park surrounding the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa, visitors can actually watch lava flow into the sea from Kilauea, the still active on-site volcano. Park…

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Overlooking beautiful Hilo Bay and dominated by two volcanoes (the active Mauna Loa and dormant Mauna Kea), Hilo was a trading centre for native Hawaiians in ancient times, becoming an important…

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Polynesian Cultural Centre

Hawaii's top tourist attraction, the Polynesian Cultural Centre, is situated on the Kamehameha Highway in Laie on the scenic north shore of Oahu island. This remarkable venue, visited by more than…

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Haleakala National Park

The Haleakala National Park extends from the summit of the volcano down into the crater, then across the volcano's southeast slopes to Maui's east coast beyond the town of Hana. The main…

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Waikiki Aquarium

The award-winning Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu is home to more than 3,500 plants and animals. One of the oldest aquariums in the United States, the facility is a great place to say hello…

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Surfing in Oahu

Synonymous with surf, sand and sun, Hawaii is a place where South African and Australian surf legends Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards and Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew pioneered the surfing scene, turning…

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