Hawaii Activities Guide And Sightseeing

Hawaii activities are incredibly diverse and organised tour operators make available numerous day tours. Large air-conditioned coaches take package tours to almost all thge major sites. If that’s not your thing, you can hire a car and go it alone – getting around is very straitforward and safe and the public has access rights to much of the state-owned land as well as all rights to the coastline.

Our top 8 scenic attractions in Hawaii are:

Na-Pali-Coast

Na-Pali-Coast

Na Pali Coast – KAUAI
dramatic coastline; hiking; scenic beaches

Volcano-National-Park

Volcano-National-Park

Volcano National Park – BIG ISLAND
lava flows; volcanic crater; trails; flora – 1 day minimum

Waikiki-Beach

Waikiki-Beach

Waikiki Beach – OAHU
world famous activity beach and shopping

Whale Watching-MAUI

Whale Watching-MAUI

Whale Watching – MAUI
Nov-May; calving late Jan-Mar; excellent viewing from coast

Archaeological-Sites-BIG-ISLAND

Archaeological-Sites-BIG-ISLAND

Archaeological Sites – BIG ISLAND
stone foundations; temples; petroglyps; Captain Cook memorial

Helicopter-Tours-KAUAI

Helicopter-Tours-KAUAI

Helicopter Tours – KAUAI
spectacular views and otherwise inaccessible scenery

The-South-East-Scenic-Drive-OAHU

The-South-East-Scenic-Drive-OAHU

The South East Scenic Drive – OAHU
blowholes; hiking; scenic beaches

Historical-Lahaina-Town-MAUI

Historical-Lahaina-Town-MAUI

Historical Lahaina Town – MAUI
charming seaside town; art galleries; restaurants

A note of caution for sightseers:

Hawaii, being a part of the USA, has an excellent National and State Park system and many of the spectacular sites around the islands have being designated as such with paved pathways, railings, rest rooms and picnic shelters. Unfortunately you can drive right up to most of these spectacular sights which appeals to the five-minute stop coach tours and can create crowds. As half the glory of sightseeing is in the exploring, Hawaii’s hugely impressive sights can, after a day of driving from vantage point to vantage point, leave you feeling unfulfilled. Take time to get out and explore some of the lesser attractions and wherever possible, take a trail into the countryside to appreciate the surroundings.

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