Home to the world’s most active volcanoes, the only royal palace in the U.S. and the welcoming aloha spirit—Hawaii is like no place on earth. Discover the glimmering ocean, emerald valleys and golden sands; get lost in the spiritual beauty of the hula and find out how the warmth of Hawaii’s people wonderfully complement the islands’ perfect temperatures.
Best time to visit:
Weather in The Hawaiian Islands is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. There are really only two seasons in Hawaii: summer (kau) from May to October and winter (hooilo) from November to April. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85° F (29.4° C), while the average daytime winter temperature is 78° (25.6° C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10° F lower than the daytime
Discover the Islands:
There are six major islands to visit in Hawaii: Kauai, O'ahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and the Island of Hawai'i. Each has its own distinct personality, adventures, activities and sights.
Kauai - The "Garden Isle" is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the South Pacific. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. More than just dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. You can kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or go ziplining above Kauai's lush valleys. But, it is the island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of the island.
O'ahu - Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” O'ahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering O'ahu — from bustling city life to laidback surf towns — so enjoyable. You'll find plenty of different options for exploring O'ahu's different regions, the island's many activities, its eclectic restaurants and accommodations.
Molokai - Hawaii’s fifth largest island, Molokai is only 38 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point and is home to the highest sea cliffs in the world and the longest continuous fringing reef. Molokai remains true to its island roots, with a high percentage of its population being of Native Hawaiian ancestry who continue to preserve their rural lifestyle thanks to their love of the land. Whether you’re lead by a guide along the cliffs leading to Kalaupapa National Historical Park or discovering Papohaku Beach, one of Hawaii’s largest white-sand beaches, Molokai is truly an island of outdoor adventure where Hawaii’s past comes alive!
Lanai - Lanai is an island of contradictions and balances restful luxury with rugged terrain. The smallest inhabited island in Hawaii, Lanai offers big enticements to its visitors. Only nine miles from Maui yet a world away, Lanai can feel like two places. The first is found in luxurious resorts where visitors can indulge in world-class amenities and championship-level golf. The other is found bouncing along the island’s rugged back roads in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to explore off-the-beaten-path treasures. You’re sure to find serenity, adventure and privacy on Lanai.
Maui - From its famous beaches to the peak of Haleakala, Maui offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences. Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted "Best Island in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler readers for more than 20 years.
Island of Hawai'i - From active volcanoes to coffee farms and beautiful beaches to rich history, there's lots to see and do on the Island of Hawai'i. The Island of Hawai'i is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, its nickname, “Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. You can travel through all but four of the world's different climate zones there, ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra, a result of the shielding effect and elevations of the massive volcanoes Maunakea and Maunaloa. From the molten magma flowing at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, the Island of Hawai'i is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. However you decide to experience the island, it is sure to leave you humbled!
How to get there:
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES is proudly Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Now in its 89th year of continuous service, no airline knows Hawaii like Hawaiian Airlines. From the moment you step on board, you will experience the airlines' signature hospitality with its warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines operates new 278-seat, Airbus A330-200 aircraft and flies daily from Sydney and three times weekly from Brisbane to Honolulu and onto 12 U.S. Mainland cities. Hawaiian Airlines is also the only international airline operating flights between Hawai`i’s Neighbour Islands. International guests travelling on Neighbour Island flights booked on the same journey as their international sectors enjoy the international 64kg free checked baggage allowance (2 x bags at 32kg per piece).