Experience six major islands with towering waterfalls, lush jungles, endless beaches, luxury resorts and perfect waves, there's a reason why Hawaii is considered to be the ultimate tropical paradise.
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The perfect holiday destination for the couple, family or solo traveller alike, Hawaii is an escape like nowhere else on earth. Breathtakingly beautiful with a perfect climate, friendly locals and awe-inspiring scenery, adventure awaits anyone lucky enough to visit this extraordinary state.
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What are the must-see attractions in Hawaii?
From active volcanoes, surfing and hiking to secluded lagoons and world class shopping, there's more than enough to do in Hawaii to fulfill a thousand holidays. With six main islands (Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Maui) that each have their own specialities and personalities, you're guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Don't worry though, you don't have to do it all first time around. Here are some suggestions to get you started, based on the six main islands.
The oldest and most northern of Hawaii's islands, Kauai is often called the Garden Island and with good reason. With emerald green valleys filled with centuries-old rainforests and cascading rivers, Kauai is a nature lovers' dream. From ziplining and hiking in Kokee State Park to kayaking the Wailua River and snorkeling Poipu Beach, there's plenty to keep even the most adventurous occupied.
Home of the capital Honolulu and the largest island in terms of population, Oahu is a vibrant mix of traditional and 21st century culture. From bustling city life with high end shopping, award winning restaurants, picture perfect tourist beaches and relaxed surf towns, Oahu's contrasts make it a favourite for many holidaymakers.
From the shores of Waikiki to the lush valleys of the Windward Coast, Oahu has five distinct regions all worth exploring. Be sure to watch the locals surf the North Coast's Banzai Pipeline when the waves are big - one of the world's most famous and dangerous surf spots.
At almost twice as big as all the other islands combined, the Island of Hawaii is also one of the most diverse, with all but 4 of the world's climate zones featured here. From the polar tundra and snow capped heights of the massive volcano Maunakea to the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua coasts, the island of Hawaii is nature at its breathtaking best.
Head up to the UNESCO recognised World Heritage Site of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see some of the planet's most active volcanoes, swim with manta rays, watch the sunrise over a black sand beach, take a scenic helicopter flight or marvel at a 130 metre high waterfall. It's no wonder why Hawaii is at the top of most people's bucket lists.
Whether you're seeking the ultimate in resort luxury or want to get completely off the grid, Lanai is the island for you. With golf courses, horseback riding, whale watching, more than 36,000 hectares of countryside and over 600km of 4WD trails, there's ample room for whatever sport takes your fancy. Check out the otherworldly landscape of Keahiakawelo, snorkel in tide pools or simply lie on the beach and be grateful for finding yourself in a truly beautiful landscape.
With the highest sea cliffs in the world, to say that Molokai has dramatic scenery would be the ultimate in understatement. From the white sands of Papohaku Beach to walking in Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Molokai is off the beaten path and represents a step back to a slower, more simple Hawaii. With no shopping malls and little development, Molokai preserves the traditional Hawaiian way of life and retains its position as one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world.
Also known as the 'Valley Isle', Maui is perhaps best known for its world famous beaches. With approximately 50km of black, red and white sand beaches, surfers, snorkelers and sunbakers alike will have their hands full trying to choose their favourite spot.
Wake up early to catch the sunrise at the Haleakala (House of the Sun) Crater - a sight believed by many to be the most spectacular sunrise on earth. Legend has it that this is where the demi-god Maui, from whom the island gets its name, lassoed the sun to slow its celestial journey and ensure long days for the native Hawaiians.