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10 Things You Should Experience in Hawaii

​Hawaii is a great place for a family holiday. There are so many different activities for the family to participate in. ​

There is a travel quiz you can take to figure out which of the four islands is best for you and your family to visit. Or you could just check out the big island as there are some great family memories to be made there. Rent a car and experience all that the big island has to offer!

1. Beaches:

There are three different colors of sand to be found on the beaches of Hawaii: black, green, and white. The green is caused by a mineral called olivine found in a cinder cone. You can just lie on the beach or take part is some of the many water sports available

2. Luau:

This Polynesian Festival includes local music, roasted pork, roasted salmon, poi (made with taro root) and beer. Wear a lei, learn how to hula, and relax at this open aired party.

3. Ancient Petroglyph Fields:

Immerse yourself in history and check out these rock carvings believed to have been used to record births, deaths, and other significant family history.Take a short 1km hike at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or spend the day at Kaloko-Honokohau National Park where there 1160 acres to explore.

4. Coffee:

Experience Kona Coffee!Rent a car and explore the coffee plantations for the day. There are 600 places pertaining to coffee on a 32km stretch of a scenic country road. Learn everything about coffee from how it’s grown to how it’s roasted and taste test the final product of this world famous coffee.

5. Volcanoes:

The islands of Hawaii were built by volcanoes and there are three that are still active. Maunaloa last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea has been erupting since 1983. They are both located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Loihi is located underwater off the southern coast. See the plumes of smoke, active lava flow, and be awestruck by the power of nature.

6. Air Tours by helicopter or small plane:

You can fly over volcanoes at night, take a tour of the island, or view the volcanoes during the day but experiencing Hawaii as the birds see it is a must.

7. Visiting Farms:

Take a tour offered through Hawaii Forest & Trail that includes a visit to several local farms and ends with a gourmet meal prepared with local ingredients.

8. Volunteer Work:

Help clean up the coastline, or help save animals the choice is yours.

9. Waterfalls:

There are two awe inspiring falls on the island: Rainbow Falls and Anakaka Falls.

10. Bicycle Tours:

Bicycle on guided tours that start by active volcanoes and end in a rainforest. If you are travelling from Australia, My Holiday Centre offers some great package deals. These are just a few of the exciting adventures that Hawaii has to offer. So book your next holiday to Hawaii and be prepared to be inspired by the beauty and power of nature.

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