Aloha. Mahalo. Ono. Shaka. These are just a few words you should add to your vocabulary before visiting the “Aloha State”.
More specifically, the city of Honolulu on Oahu, where you can hike to the top of a volcano in under an hour and then scarf a giant bowl of poke after. Check out lastminute.com.au’s awesome offers on Honolulu holiday packages and follow the tradewinds all the way to the islands.
With so many things to do in a vast area, you’re going to want to get something from one of lastminute.com.au’s Honolulu car rental options. Next, head over to ‘Iolani Palace, the former residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii. You know how Yankee Stadium was nicknamed “The House That Ruth Built” after Babe Ruth? Well, this is the house that Kamehameha III built. Take a tour of the palace and surrounding grounds to see how Hawaiian royalty lived when the monarchy was still a thing.
It’s time to get uber-active, so drive 11 kilometres to the base of Diamond Head, that big volcano serving as a backdrop for the city’s skyline. Leave the car at the base and hike your way up to the top for spectacular views across the Ka’iwi Channel towards Molokai. Be sure to check out the coastal artillery observation post left over from World War II!
There’s no shortage of places to drop dollars on goods during Honolulu holidays. Head to the beachfront neighbourhood of Waikiki and buy yourself a ukulele, a beautiful pearl necklace and maybe even a grass hula skirt. If you need more variety in your life, you can also go shopping at Ala Moana Centre, Hawaii’s largest mall.
You don’t need to go far from Waikiki to find tasty island treats. All along the beachfront walk are restaurants and cafes serving up dishes of traditional fish poke, kalua pork and poi. When you go to Hawaii, you’ve got to have poi—you just do. But don’t be afraid to explore other parts of the city in search of other delicious secrets.
You’re going to notice that Waikiki is a big deal during a Honolulu holiday, and when it comes to nightlife it’s no different. Duke’s Waikiki is the most popular place on the sand, and they serve up some of the very best mai tais you’ll ever have. You have to eat the slice of pineapple when your glass is drained.
Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place” because, hello, people gather there for holidays. You should browse our packages to Honolulu and join the masses as soon as possible. And don’t forget about our other Hawaii holiday packages in case you’d like to do some island-hopping!
Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2022
Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.