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With its powder soft white beaches, stunning coral reefs and gurgling volcanoes, it’s easy to see what attracts thousands of visitors to Hawaii year on year.
Scattered around the azure blue Pacific Ocean off the western American mainland, the islands of Hawaii are truly picture perfect. As paradise getaways go, Hawaii is certainly one for the bucket list. Whether you're dreaming of swimming in glass-clear waterfall pools or lazing around on breath-taking beaches, you’re guaranteed the trip of a lifetime.
Hawaii has proudly hung on to its own unique identity which is quite separate from the rest of the USA. Surfing, ukulele and slack key guitar music, hula, pidgin, aloha shirts and Hawaiian t-shirts are all part and parcel of the relaxed everyday living here. Laid back, low-key and undeniably charming, the Hawaiian people are full of energy and fun. Warm and welcoming, whether you're a globe-trotting surfer type, a pair of new honeymooners or a big, extended family looking for some fun in the sun, there’s something here to keep everyone happy.
Hawaii has always been about outdoor life and is renowned for its surfing, swimming, fishing and alfresco dining. It’s also packed with fascinating wildlife and a sense of responsibility to the environment which keeps it looking idyllic. So what are you waiting for?!
Here are five things you may not have known about Hawaii, which you’ll want to make note of before packing your bags:Time Difference: UTC -10 hoursCurrency: US DollarNative Language: EnglishWeather: The kona winds tend to bring hot, humid weather, and sometimes rain (don't confuse kona winds with Kona side of the Big Island which tends to be hot and dry). Hawaii has semi-tropical weather. Temperatures usually range from 75-90 degrees F year round in the daytime, and 70-80 degrees F at night.Sales Tax: 4%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know about flying to Hawaii from Australia, including flight times and entry requirements.
Flights from Australia to Hawaii generally take around ten hours. You can fly direct from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Australian travellers with a current Australian passport can travel in Hawaii for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. This can be done under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
The following airlines offer direct flights from Australia to Hawaii:
- Hawaiian Airlines
- American Airlines
If you’ve never visited Hawaii before and are wondering what the ‘must-see’ sights and attractions are, here are our top ten:
- USS Arizona Memorial
- Pearl Harbor / WW II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
- Diamond Head State Monument
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
- Waikiki Beach
- Waimea Canyon
- Princeville Botanical Gardens
- Kula Kai Caverns
- Kalalau Trail
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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