Know Before You Go

Due to the information saturation on Hawaii holidays, what should be a simple (and relaxing) planning experience can quickly become overwhelming. Here we've compiled 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. Welcome to our straightforward, no-nonsense guide 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 every day, six respected 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.

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Getting Around Hawaii

Boasting a world-class transport system, Hawaii's four main islands are simple to navigate and even easier to get around. From public transport to shuttles and hire cars, there are myriad transport options in the Hawaii Islands. Read on for more information on getting around Hawaii.

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Hawaii Currency

The official currency of Hawaii is the U.S Dollar (USD). There are six coin denominations and 12 denominations in bills, though just seven are still printed. These bills are as follows: $1, $2, $5, $20, $50 and $100.

Hawaii Travel Insurance

Hawaii Travel Insurance

Regardless of your preferred travel style, travel insurance is a must-have for every international trip. Whether you're planning an adventure or are dreaming of a poolside escape, travel insurance will save you in times of illness, injury, lost luggage, theft, unexpected cancellations, emergency expenses and more.

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Hawaii Entry Requirements

In order to travel to Hawaii (an official state of America), there are a number of requirements that Australian and New Zealand citizens must consider. Tourists can stay in Hawaii for up to 90 days without a visa and must travel with a passport (valid 6 months beyond the departure date). Learn more here.


Driving in Hawaii

All the information you need on international licenses, road rules and etiquette in the US. This short guide explains how you should prepare for driving in Hawaii.