Hawaii Travel Guide

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Welcome to Hawaii

A dazzling fusion of traditional Polynesian culture and modern Americana, Hawaii is the definitive island holiday. Long stretches of golden sand and spectacular cliff faces set the scene for the archipelago's abundant luxury resorts and adventure activities.

Located just above the equator, in the North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is a group of 8 islands (of which just 6 are inhabited). One of America's 50 states, the Hawaii islands were created by steady volcanic eruptions over thousands of years.

Boasting extraordinary mountainscapes, lush rainforest and world-renowned surf, Hawaii is an undeniable natural wonder. Beyond the balmy climate and crystal waters, Hawaii also enjoys outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment options. Whether you come for the popular Waikiki Beach and vivid sunsets or to watch hot lava flow from the active volcano Kilauea, you'll find magic in Hawaii.

Know Before You Go

Planning Hawaii holidays should be a simple and relaxing experience but with so much information out there it can easily feel overwhelming. Our handy guide compiles the most important things you should know before booking your next trip. Information like, the best time to visit Hawaii, how to find the cheapest deals and whether you should purchase travel insurance. Our straightforward, no-nonsense guide is designed to equip you with all the need-to-know Hawaii info, helping transport you to an island beach (cocktail in-hand), as soon as possible.

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Before You Go FAQs

Compiling our most asked questions in one page, explore the definitive list of Hawaii travel questions - all the little things, easily forgotten when planning an international holiday.

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Best Time to Visit Hawaii

While Hawaii is a true paradise all year around, the best time to visit will vary according to your holiday plans. Whether you're looking for the best swells or are hoping to avoid the holiday crowds, we explore the optimum times to visit Hawaii for every kind of traveller.

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Getting to Hawaii

Getting to Hawaii from Australia and New Zealand is simple. Choose between regular, direct flights and spectacular ocean cruises (available year-round) when planning how you will get to and around the Hawaiian archipelago.

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Flights to Hawaii

Flying into Honolulu daily, six leading airlines shuttle passengers between Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Whether you're seeking a tropical stopover in Fiji or wish to fly direct, we can help you find the deal best suited to your plans.

Hawaii Hotels & Packages

Travellers seeking the bright lights of Honolulu will find an abundance of holiday packages and resorts situated along the dazzling Waikiki Beach. Those looking further afield will find an exceptional array of hotels and accommodation on the breathtaking islands of Maui, Kaua'i and Hawaii Island, or across Oahu to the North Shore. Take advantage of a discounted holiday package that combines the best deals on flights, accommodation, transfers and tours.

Popular Hawaii Hotels

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

Highlight: Kids Club, Day Spa

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Highlight: Day Spa, Restaurants

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Highlight: Day Spa, Restaurants


Top Hawaii Holiday Packages

Hawaii Region Info & Guides

With four popular and astonishingly diverse islands to explore - Hawaii offers every style of traveller something special. Big wave surfing and volcano treks, resort cocktails and luxury lagoons - whatever you seek, Hawaii has you covered. Learn about Hawaii's favourite islands and the culture, climate and language that you'll encounter upon arrival.

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Islands of Hawaii

Get to know the unique wonders found on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kaua'i and Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island). Explore the thriving capital city of Honolulu and it's famous Waikiki Beach or head out in search of Hawaii's extraordinary waves, active volcanoes and breathtaking landscapes.

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Hawaii Location Map

Spread over 2,500km, Hawaii's tropical archipelago consists of 8 major islands (6 of which are inhabited). This map indicates where travellers will find most of the action, including the four most populated (and visited) islands of Maui, Oahu, Kaua'i and Hawaii Island.

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Hawaii Weather

The tropical islands of Hawaii are glorious all year-round. Living according to the wet and dry seasons, Hawaii's winter tends to bring larger waves and slightly milder temperatures while summer is often humid and hot.

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Hawaii Photos & Videos

Get to know Hawaii's most inspiring destinations in our curated media gallery. Reflecting the true nature of the 'Aloha State', explore the unbelievable sunsets and ocean panoramas that this island chain is so renowned for.

Things To Do in Hawaii