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hawai`i - English (US)
HAWAI‘I
ISSUE 2 PRINTPOST 100009428
DREAM
WEDDINGS
Say ‘I do’ in the
perfect setting
EXPERT
HELP
Hawai‘i makes
it easy
RENEW
ROMANCE
Celebrate being
a newlywed again
HEAVENLY
HONEYMOONS
Unforgettable
Island escapes
The Hawaiian Islands
CELEBRATE
THE SPIRIT OF ALOHA
WHERE LOVE FLOURISHES AND ROMANCE REIGNS
CONTENTS
SHARE A
Aubrey Hord Photography
PIECE OF PARADISE
Love is in the Air — ten great reasons to celebrate romance
in Hawai‘i
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Setting the Scene
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A guide to each of the six Hawaiian Islands — maps, driving times, where to stay, where to propose or hold your romantic event, favourite couple activities, dreamy
itineraries and cruising
Kaua‘i
O‘ahu
O‘ahu Shopping
Ex-O‘ahu Cruising
Moloka‘i
Lana‘i
Maui
Six of the Best — a brief overview of the six Hawaiian Islands
including popular activities
Start Planning
Bless Your Day — adding an Aloha touch to your festivities
The Marriage Equality Act
in Hawai‘i
37 Hawai‘i Island
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The Hawaiian Islands
LOVE
IS IN THE AIR
Above: Sunrise atop Maui’s highest peak, Haleakalā. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
10 GREAT REASONS TO
CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE IN HAWAI‘I
Hawai‘i presents all the essential ingredients for a truly memorable escape with your loved one —
from some of the world’s most romantic resorts and breathtaking beaches, to heavenly health spas,
remote retreats, unforgettable encounters with nature, world-class nightlife and international dining.
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SPOILT FOR CHOICE
Hawai‘i is all about making your dreams
come true. If you’re planning a wedding
or vow-renewal ceremony, Hawai‘i offers
a multitude of choices — from sumptuous
formal venues to simple beachfront settings.
Select from some of the world’s most
exclusive resorts, stunning gardens, private
estates, breathtaking stretches of beach,
dramatic mountainscapes and mystical
waterfall locations.
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4 MEMORABLE &
MEANINGFUL
It’s easy to add significance to your special
celebration by weaving in a few meaningful
Hawaiian traditions such as the exchange of
flower lei — a simple but beautiful gesture that
signifies deep love and affection.
5 HONEYMOON HEAVEN
Discover a huge range of unforgettable
post-wedding escapes — from charmingly
unpretentious beach-side retreats to luxurious
resorts and sumptuous health spas. You’ll
also find that the intense competition for your
business drives excellence in service, range
of amenities and value-for-money.
6 EVERYONE’S HAPPY
Hawai‘i makes it easy to take care of your
guests — with a monumental number of
pre- and post-celebration activities to suit
all ages, interests and budgets. Whether it’s
shopping and family activities, relaxation and
rejuvenation, or high adventure and water
sports, Hawai‘i has your guests covered.
NO WORRIES
When it comes to the legal requirements
for weddings and vow renewals in Hawai‘i,
the paperwork is simple, straightforward
and inexpensive.
8 TASTE-BUD BLISS
9 ADVENTURE AT ITS BEST
As a melting pot of many cultures, Hawai‘i’s
culinary landscape is vast and adventurous!
Discover mouthwatering Chinese, Filipino,
Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Polynesian
and American cuisine, in addition to delicious
Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine with its focus on
fresh, local ingredients and ethnic infusions.
Eateries range from simple beach cafes, to
five-star award-winning restaurants.
Feel the adrenalin-rush as you soar over one
of the world’s most active volcanoes in a
helicopter or walk the rim of a magnificent
crater. Fly at almost 60 km an hour above the
tree canopies via zipline (flying fox), escape
on an all-terrain-vehicle off-road adventure or
take on the extensive network of world-class
trails. Hawai‘i has it all!
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NATURE’S WONDERLAND
Hawai‘i excels when it comes to remarkable
close encounters with wildlife. From
outstanding night dives with gentle manta
rays to snorkelling with dolphins and
extraordinary humpback whale-watching
expeditions, you will be captivated and
enthralled. Even swimming at a local beach
is likely to involve sharing the waters with a
friendly sea turtle.
7 PARTY TIME
World-class bars, top clubs featuring
international acts and hot dance parties with
guest DJs are all part of the after-dark action.
Or, if you’re after something lower key, many
of the quaint towns open late to showcase
galleries, museums, specialty stores and
entertainment.
3 EXPERT HELP
Right across the Hawaiian Islands you’ll find
professional wedding and event coordinators
to help plan your special occasion, down to
the last detail. Distance is no obstacle, with
most communication efficiently handled by
email and phone.
Middle: Ginger-crusted onaga (ruby snapper) with miso sesame
vinaigrette, mushrooms and corn. Image courtesy of Alan Wong’s
Restaurants and Rae Huo
Right: Dollarphotoclub.com / Andrea Izzotti
Aubrey Hord Photography
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The Hawaiian Islands
O‘AHU
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OF THE BEST
HAWAI‘I’S SIX MAIN ISLANDS OFFER THEIR OWN
DISTINCT CHARACTER AND AN ENDLESS VARIETY
OF HOLIDAY OPTIONS.
HAWAI‘I
ISLAND
Travellers from Australia and New Zealand fly into Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. From there,
frequent short-duration inter-island flights operate between the Hawaiian Islands. Ferry services
also operate between Maui and the islands of Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.
KAUA‘I
MOLOKA‘I
MAUI
An island of immense natural beauty,
Hawai‘i’s ‘Island of Discovery’ is tropical
and wild, with rainforest-covered cliffs and
cascading waterfalls.
Favourite activities include: mountain
tubing, ziplining (flying fox), horseback riding,
ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) tours, cycling, river
and ocean kayaking, river SUP (Stand Up
Paddleboarding), hiking, botanical garden
tours, spa therapies, golf, snorkelling,
scuba diving and boat tours.
With most locals of native Hawaiian ancestry,
Moloka‘i is the place to learn more about
Hawai‘i’s fascinating traditions. ‘Hawaiian by
Nature’, the island is unspoiled and unhurried,
with quiet open roads. Some 45km of reef
protects the southern shoreline.
Favourite activities include: mule riding,
historic site tours, hiking, golf, mountain
biking and cycling, whale watching
(December-April), snorkelling and ocean
kayaking.
Relax in paradise or revel in the huge
breadth of outdoor experiences on offer on
The Valley Isle. There are so many options
at arm’s reach that you don’t need to plan.
Favourite activities include: whale
watching (December-April), windsurfing,
kite surfing, surfing, snorkelling, scuba
diving, sports fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, ziplining (flying fox), boat tours,
spa therapies, winery tours, upcountry farm
tours and historic site tours.
O‘AHU
LANA‘I
HAWAI‘I ISLAND
Home to the state’s capital city, Honolulu,
and famous Waikīkī Beach, O‘ahu is ‘The
Heart of Hawai‘i’, offering a vast variety of
both town and country experiences.
Favourite activities include: surfing,
shopping, art galleries, museums, cultural
festivals and events, nightlife, outrigger
canoe riding, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding), boat tours, golf, hiking, horseback
riding, ocean kayaking, scuba diving,
snorkelling, spa therapies and water skiing.
Discover two luxurious resorts, succumb
to some pampering and get off-the-beatentrack in an idyllic setting on Hawai‘i’s ‘Most
Enticing Island’. Gracious accommodations,
quiet roads and welcoming beaches await.
Favourite activities include: championshiplevel golf, dolphin watching, archery, clay
shooting, spa therapies, 4WD-ing, hiking,
mountain biking, scuba diving, bodyboarding, snorkelling and whale watching
(December-April).
An unrivalled expression of the power of
nature, the ‘Island of Adventure’ offers all
but two of the world’s climatic zones and
Hawai‘i’s only active volcanoes.
Favourite activities include: active
volcano tours, coffee farm tours, manta
ray night diving, stargazing, Hawaiian
cowboy ranch tours, sports fishing, farm
tours, golf, hiking, historic site tours,
horseback riding, ocean kayaking, scuba
diving and snorkelling.
Feel rejuvenated
(53 km long; 40 km wide)
Soak up the energy
(71 km long; 48 km wide)
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Experience old-style Hawai‘i
(61 km long; 16 km wide)
Discover easy adventure & true
relaxation (29 km in the longest direction)
Be spontaneous
(77 km long; 42 km wide)
Embrace adventure
(150 km long; 122 km wide)
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MAUI
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OAHU
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START
PLANNING
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The Hawaiian Islands
YOUR ROMANTIC CELEBRATION
Arranging a wedding, honeymoon or
vow renewal in one of the world’s most
romantic settings is easy.
The mild and sunny year-round climate,
breath-taking scenery at every turn, generous
hospitality of the Hawaiian people and Spirit
of Aloha combine to create a profoundly
memorable experience.
Importantly, much of the planning can be
handled by email and phone, which means
that all the finer points are seamlessly
coordinated before your arrival in Hawai‘i.
EXPERT HELP
Australian travel agents are well equipped
to assist, with a great variety of wedding,
honeymoon and vow renewal packages
available.
Alternatively, most Hawaiian hotels and resorts
offer dedicated wedding and honeymoon
coordinators to help plan your special event.
Hawai‘i is also home to a wide range of
dedicated independent wedding planners,
caterers, photographers and wedding
professionals.
View from Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
For more information please refer to the
‘Useful Websites’ listed within each island
section and on page 43.
STRESS-FREE PAPERWORK
Hawai‘i makes it simple when it comes to the legal requirements for marriage:
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both parties must be at least 18 years old
both parties must appear together before a licence agent in Hawai‘i to complete an
application (licensing offices are located across the Hawaiian Islands)
the licence charge is US$60 (plus US$5 administration fee) and it is valid for 30 days
there is no waiting period
there are no residency or citizenship requirements.
Where can you fall in love all over again?
Hawaiian weddings are valid and recognised in Australia for hetrosexual couples.
However, same-sex marriages are not currently recognised in Australia.
Hawaiian weddings are recognised as lawful for all couples from New Zealand.
For detailed information please visit the website:
health.hawaii.gov
For more information regarding agents for
marriage and civil unions in Hawai‘i please phone:
• on O‘ahu - (808) 586-4544
• on Hawai‘i Island - (808) 974-6008
• on Kaua‘i - (808) 241-3498
• on Maui - (808) 984-8210
• on Moloka‘i - (808) 553-3208.
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Depending on the location, a
wedding held in a public setting
may require a state or county
permit. A resort wedding planner
or independent professional
planner can obtain the permit
on your behalf.
Find out at Outrigger.com/vowrenew
HAWAII FIJI AUSTRALIA THAILAND GUAM MAURITIUS MALDIVES UPCOMING: CHINA VIETNAM
See your travel agent or call 800.688.7444
SETTING THE SCENE
The Sunrise Pool, The Modern Honolulu. Photo courtesy of The Modern Honolulu
The Hawaiian Islands
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Most of our guests feel that’s close enough.
The Hawaiian Islands offer diverse and plentiful settings for weddings,
vow renewals and receptions. Select from the elegantly simple to the
simply superb. Popular themes include:
ADVENTURE
The sky is the limit — literally! From
skydiving nuptials, to dramatic cliff-scapes,
on-water settings via yacht or catamaran,
and underwater scuba dives.
BEACH
A multitude of idyllic, uncrowded beach
parks fringe the shores of the Hawaiian
Islands offering magnificent views and
breathtaking sunsets.
CHURCH
Hawaiian Island churches range from
charmingly quaint to magnificently majestic,
gracefully traditional and stylishly
contemporary.
NATURE
Hawai‘i excels when it comes to extraordinary
natural settings — from opulent rainforests
to panoramic peaks and magical waterfalls.
POOLSIDE
Many glamorous hotels and resorts offer
elegant poolside venues incorporating
terraces and beautifully-manicured garden
settings.
PRIVATE HOMES
If it is intimacy and sophistication you’re after,
look no further than one of Hawai‘i’s superb
private homes or outstanding estates — from
old-world plantation-style houses to historic
ranches and luxurious oceanfront mansions.
RESORTS AND HOTELS
Select from a huge spectrum of venues —
from an elegant ballroom to a privately-reserved
restaurant, chic rooftop terrace, picture-perfect
tropical garden or stylish poolside setting.
Time is precious. Spend it graciously.
GARDEN
Exchange vows in a spectacular botanic
garden or beautiful park surrounded by
manicured lawns, tropical foliage and a
glorious floral display.
LU‘AU
Hawaiian celebratory feasts or lū‘aus are held
at sunset on many beautiful estates. It’s a
joyous, fun and romantic Hawaiian tradition.
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Right across the Hawaiian Islands, discover
a multitude of beautiful world-class restaurant
options — many with large sweeping balconies,
tropical gardens and beachside settings that
can cater for both your ceremony and reception.
Far left: St Benedicts, Hawai‘i Island.
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder
Left: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Sri Maiava Rusden
Above: McBryde Garden, Kaua‘i.
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
Image courtesy of Merriman’s Fish House, Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i
RESTAURANTS
1. 8 00. 367. 2525
www.KahalaResort.com
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The Hawaiian Islands
BLESS
YOUR DAY
FEAST
GIFTS
LANGUAGE OF LOVE
After the ceremony, you may consider a
traditional sunset banquet called a lū‘au.
The main course is usually succulent roast
pork cooked slowly in an imu pit and
accompanied by fresh fruit, local seafood,
salad and specialty dishes. Most lū‘aus also
offer luscious tropical cocktails.
Popular wedding party and guest gifts include:
koa-wood frames, delicious Kona coffee,
Aloha wear, Luahala (hats, wallets and purses
woven from leaves of the hala tree), island
jewellery, Hawaiian quilting (purses and pillow
cases) and gift certificates for traditional
Hawaiian lomilomi massage.
Consider incorporating Hawaiian language
into your ceremony or reception. For example:
I give my love to you — Aloha Aku No
May our love last forever — E Hoomau
Maua Kealoha
Thank you for celebrating with us — Mahalo
nui loa na ho‘olaule‘a me la kaua.
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MUSIC
TOP 8 SPIRIT OF ALOHA TOUCHES
ENHANCE YOUR SPECIAL DAY — VISUALLY AND SPIRITUALLY —
BY INCORPORATING DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS OF THE HAWAIIAN
CULTURE INTO YOUR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION.
Music is an integral part of any Hawaiian
celebration, and island-influenced jazz,
traditional ‘ukelele, dance bands, slack-key
guitar and traditional Hawaiian song add a
joyous and distinctively Hawaiian element to
your festive occasion. ‘The Hawaiian Wedding
Song’, Ke Kali Nei Au, is a popular choice.
Originally written in 1926, the song has been
covered by several artists, most notably Elvis
Presley in the movie ‘Blue Hawaii’.
HULA
As a dance form revered for hundreds of years
and renowned as a vehicle for conveying
passionate love stories, hula adds an
authentically beautiful Hawaiian touch to any
reception party.
Above left & far right: Aubrey Hord Photography
Right: Adding elegance with Hawai‘i Gold protea and orchids.
Hawaii Island Retreat (hawaiiislandretreat.com)
DRESS
In traditional Hawaiian weddings, both the bride and groom wear
white. The groom is also allowed a touch of colour around the waist
in the form of a coloured sash. Guests may be invited to dress
casually in Aloha-wear such as Hawaiian-print shirts for men and
bright floral dresses for women.
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Koa wood and ti leaf may be used to bless the wedding rings during
the ceremony as both hold great significance. The koa bowl —
symbolising strength and dignity — is filled with water. The ti leaf —
representing prosperity and cleansing — is then dipped into the bowl
and used to trickle water over the rings, blessing them.
Imagine a romantic getaway in a luxurious oceanfront suite and
a private dinner for two on a secluded beach. Our 11 distinctive
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offer some of the most beautiful settings to celebrate love and
new beginnings.
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Fragrant garlands are an important part of Hawaiian wedding ritual.
The green-leaved maile is the most traditional wedding lei, as it was
used by the Hawaiian priests in Old Hawai‘i to bind the hands of the
bride and groom, symbolising their commitment to each other.
Brides generally wear a lei of strongly-scented pikake (white English
jasmine), while grooms wear an open-ended lei made of spicyscented green maile stems and leaves. A significant symbol of love,
the lei is given as part of the ceremony to each member of the bridal
party and key family members.
Waihīlau Waterfall, Waimanu Valley
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The Hawaiian Islands: Kaua‘i
ALOHA
KAUA‘I
Picnic overlooking Waimea Canyon.
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
Top & bottom left: Images courtesy of Hawaii Island Retreat (hawaiiislandretreat.com)
The Hawaiian Islands
HAWAI‘I’S ISLAND OF DISCOVERY
Renowned as the legendary scenic backdrop for more than 60 movies and TV shows, Kaua‘i offers 43
breathtaking white-sand beaches and the dramatic soaring cliffs of the 25 km-long Nāpali Coast — one of
the world’s most magnificent stretches of shore. Heading inland, discover the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,
Waimea Canyon, and its world-class hiking trails and extraordinary natural beauty.
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A WELCOME FROM THE HEART
HAWAI‘I WARMLY EMBRACES SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM ACROSS
THE GLOBE WHO WISH TO CELEBRATE THEIR UNION WITH LOVING
FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
The historic Hawai‘i Marriage Equality Act — passed on 2 December 2013 — legally recognises
marriage between individuals of the same sex.
‘The Hawaiian people’s extraordinary warmth, genuine acceptance,
deep reverence for the natural environment and cherished traditions
all combined to add a magical and spiritual dimension to your ceremony.’
Chuck Spence, Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort
Same-sex couples wishing to get married
in Hawai‘i may be required to organise
some simple paperwork before departure.
A wedding service provider or marriage
celebrant in Hawai‘i will be able to discuss
this with you via phone or email.
Please refer to the ‘Start Planning’ advice
on page 8 of the Romance Hawai‘i guide for
more details.
Same-sex marriages conducted overseas
are recognised in New Zealand. While they
are not currently recognised in Australia, they
may be evidence of a de facto relationship for
the purposes of Commonwealth, State and
Territory laws. For more information visit
smartraveller.gov.au/tips/marriage.html
(for Australian travellers) and dia.govt.nz/
Births-deaths-and-marriages (for travellers
from New Zealand).
This image and rings: Aubrey Hord Photography
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DRIVING TIMES
From Līhu‘e Airport (LIH) to:
Anahola
Hā‘ena
Kalāheo Kapa‘a
Kīlauea
Kōloa
Po‘ipū
Princeville
Wailua
Waimea
Waimea Canyon WHERE TO STAY
30 min
1 hr, 15 min
25 min
25 min
45 min
25 min
30 min
1 hr
15 min
45 min
1 hr, 15 min
Select from five main resort destinations, each offering a mix
of hotels, apartments and B&Bs:
North Shore/Princeville – a tropical paradise
East Side/Royal Coconut Coast – great base for touring
Līhu‘e/Kalapaki – good central location
South Shore/Po‘ipū – excellent beaches and water-sports
West Side – rich with sugar plantation history.
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REVIVE
YOUR BODY & SPIRIT
ON KAUA‘I
KAUA‘I’S PERFECT BACKDROPS
FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES
Kaua‘i offers a multitude of stunning locations
for weddings, anniversary celebrations and
vow renewal ceremonies. Popular locations
include:
Discover Kīlauea’s historic lighthouse and
bird sanctuary — home to the great frigate
bird with its two-metre wing span.
• Kaua‘i’s many picturesque crescent-
shaped beaches
• at the base of a spectacular waterfall
surrounded by lush tropical foliage
• the historic coral limestone Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church
• Kaua‘i’s superb oceanfront resorts
• under a magnificent hau tree with
heart-shaped leaves
• the island’s spectacular botanic gardens.
Dive in one or more of 35 remarkable sites,
including the outstanding reef off Mākua
Tunnels Beach (Hāena).
Succumb to the heavenly strokes of a
lomilomi massage and heated pohaku
(stones) to relieve weary muscles.
Wander hand-in-hand through the
breathtaking Na‘Āina Kai Botanical Garden’s
magnificent hedge maze (Kīlauea).
Hike the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,
Waimea Canyon, and discover astounding
views and endless photo opportunities.
Kayak deep into the spectacular rainforest
along the Wailua River to discover magical
Fern Grotto and Secret Falls.
Snorkel together in the calm, clear and
protected waters of Po‘ipū (south), Kē‘ē
(north) and Lydgate (east) beaches.
Soak up historic Hanapēpē’s thriving art
scene every Friday night when local galleries
open late to showcase and celebrate the very
best in local paintings, sculpture and crafts.
USEFUL WEBSITES
FOR KAUA‘I WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Caterers, Facilities & Venues
Contemporary Flavors Inc
contemporaryflavorscatering.com
Directories & Guides
Kauai Wedding Professionals
Association
kauaiwedpro.com
Florists & Formal Wear
Flowers Forever LLC
flowersforeverhawaii.com
Wedding Service Providers
A Fairy Tale Wedding
getmarriedinhawaii.com
Alohana Weddings
alohanaweddings.com
Island Weddings & Blessings
weddings-kauai.com
Rainbow Weddings & Celebrations
RainbowWeddings.com
Tropical Paradise Weddings by Smith’s
smithskauai.com
Information supplied by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.
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All images on this page: Aubrey Hord Photography
The Hawaiian Islands: Kaua‘i
The Hawaiian Islands: Kaua‘i
The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu
Right: Dollarphotoclub.com / Littlestocker
O‘AHU
THE HEART OF HAWAI‘I
1, 2 & 4 Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson. 3 Dollarphotoclub.com / Valua Vitaly
With all international flights from Australia arriving into O‘ahu, it’s the natural place to start your celebration.
The island’s 180 km of coastline includes world-famous Waikīkī Beach, home to a concentration of superb
international hotels to suit most budgets. Enjoy unrivalled choice — from extraordinary beaches and hip
galleries, to fabulous cafés and restaurants, world-class nightclubs, sensational shopping and, just an hour’s
drive from the buzz of Waikīkī, a multitude of secluded coves and quiet romantic escapes.
Visit gohawaii.com/au/oahu.
6-DAY ITINERARY BY THE EXPERTS
Rejuvenate! Kaua‘i is the ideal quiet escape. Re-connect with nature and discover breathtaking natural beauty.
Day 1
Say your vows in a magical botanic garden, barefoot on the sands, in
a historic church or on an impressive private estate. Your choices are
endless. The ‘Hawaiian Wedding Song’ made famous by Elvis is a
popular choice when it comes to music for your ceremony.
Day 2
From Route 540, head back to Highway 50 to visit the charming
plantation-style town of Hanapēpē, famous for its art and swinging
bridge. The town celebrates its artists every Friday from 6-9 pm when
galleries and studios open late.
Day 3
Head to the golden shores of Po‘ipū Beach, one of the best swimming
beaches in all of Hawai‘i. Fronted by Po‘ipū Beach Park, the beach is
perfect for snorkelling, swimming, boogie-boarding and surfing.
Day 4
The grand 25 km Nāpali Coast is a ‘must-see’. Accessible by helicopter,
boat and kayak (or on foot for experienced hikers), it’s a place of
breathtaking beauty. For a truly amazing perspective, take to the air.
Day 5
Rejuvenate with a Hawaiian lomilomi massage and spa treatment
infused with local ingredients such as papaya, ti leaf, honey, ginger and
poi (taro).
Day 6
Take a leisurely drive to Kaua‘i’s many famous movie locations and
create your own picture-perfect moments. Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch
at a beachside café.
WHERE TO STAY
Luxury 1, 2 & 3 bedroom oceanfront condos in Poipu.
Stunning Views, private, secluded,
perfect for Romance, Honeymoon, Wedding,
Relaxation, Adventure, Girlfriend Getaways!
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From luxury resorts to budget hotels, O‘ahu offers maximum
choice:
Waikīkī – a concentration of excellent hotels and resorts
East Honolulu (near Kahala) – one luxury resort (10 minutes’ drive
from Waikiki)
North Shore – the place to get away from it all, including scenic Turtle Bay
Leeward Coast (south west near Ko‘Olina) – quiet rural towns,
off-the-beaten-path beaches and a luxurious resort area
Windward Coast (south east) – offering scenic coastal beauty.
DRIVING TIMES From Waikīkī to:
Lēʻahi (Diamond Head) Downtown Honolulu ‘Iolani Palace Chinatown Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout Honolulu Airport Pearl Harbor Hanauma Bay Sea Life Park Waimea (northern O‘ahu) Polynesian Cultural Center North Shore 10 min
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30 min
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40 min
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The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu
THE PERFECT BACKDROP
FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES
O‘ahu is the ideal place to propose, get
married, honeymoon or renew your vows.
From a bare-foot gathering on the sand, to
an elegant event in one of O‘ahu’s chic
hotels, it’s easy to create the event of your
dreams. Popular settings for ceremonies
and receptions include:
Check out First Fridays when Chinatown’s hip
galleries, bistros and antique stores open late
with live music (first Friday of each month).
• the sophisticated gazebo at Hilton
Hawaiian Village
• a catamaran at sunset against a backdrop of Honolulu lights
• in the gardens or chapel of the beautiful Kawaiaha‘o Church (c1842)
• on horseback on the beach at Turtle Bay
• a sunset beach wedding followed by a celebratory Paradise Cove Lū‘au
• among the ferns at the top of Tantalus Drive, Honolulu.
FEEL
THE
ENERGY
ON O‘AHU
Hike the 3.2 km Diamond Head trail to take
in the extraordinary panorama stretching from
Waikīkī to Koko Head Crater.
Hire a motor scooter to explore the scenic
coast, stopping at a secluded beach to picnic.
Alternatively, sit back and sip champagne on
an island limousine tour.
Snorkel in spectacular Hanauma Bay marine
sanctuary’s calm clear waters among brilliantlycoloured fish and gentle sea turtles.
Succumb to a sensuous spa treatment infused
with island ingredients such as chocolate,
macadamia nut and coconut.
Swim and snorkel with wild spinner dolphins
by booking a tour. A truly memorable and
exhilarating experience!
Take a tandem surfing lesson in Waikīkī
or on the North Shore with one of the worldfamous surf schools.
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Left: Morimoto Waikiki at The Modern Honolulu.
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USEFUL WEBSITES FOR O‘AHU
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Caterers, Facilities & Venues
Photographers & Videographers
Haiku Gardens Weddings
Mike Pham Photography LLC
haikugardens.com
Directories & Guides
Tina Mahlna Hawaii Destination Wedding
& Honeymoon Lifestyle Photographer
Cherished in Hawaii Weddings
cherishedinhawaiiweddings.com
Germaine’s Luau Special Events
germainesluau.com/specialevents/
Hawaii Bride & Groom
tinamahinaphoto.com
HawaiiBride.com
Tropic Horizon Images
Hawaii Wedding Space
tropichorizonimages.smugmug.com
hawaiiweddingspace.com
Visionari Photography LLC
Hawaii Weddings &
visionari.com
hawaiianweddings.net
hawaiiweddingsmagazine.com
Wedding Service Providers
hawaiiweddings.net
Florists & Formal Wear
A Beach Wedding $95
beachwed.com
Mamoli‘i Productions LLC
LeiGreeting.com
A Fairy Tale Wedding
getmarriedinhawaii.com
My Hawaii Wedding
Officiants
Above Heaven’s Gate
hawaiiweddings.com
Mark Turansky, Wedding Pastor Oahu
Aloha Wedding Planners Inc
WeddingPastorOahu.com
alohaweddingplanners.com
Honeymoon Escapes Magazine
Honolulu Lei Greetings
Aubrey Hord Photography
mikephamphotography.com
Best Bridal Hawaii
BestBridalHawaii.com
Halekulani – Wedding
halekulani.com
Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers LLC
Hawaii Weddings.net
mamolii.com
myhawaiiwedding.com
Perfectly Planned Hawai‘i
perfectlyplannedhawaii.com
Information supplied by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.
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The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu
1 Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder. 2, 3 & 4 Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
6-DAY ITINERARY BY THE EXPERTS
Feel the energy! Home to iconic Waikiki Beach and the capital city, Honolulu, O‘ahu is the ‘Heart of Hawai‘i’, offering a vast
variety of contrasting city and quiet getaway experiences.
Day 1
O‘ahu offers amazing choice when it comes to saying ‘I do’. From
beachside resorts to exquisite private homes, historic churches, stunning
gardens, breath-taking beaches and a score of other stunning settings.
Day 2
Escape the crowds on the North Shore, home to world-famous Banzai
Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. Discover charming laid-back
towns, and idyllic honeymoon hideaways and resorts.
Day 3
Tour scenic Turtle Bay — home to green sea turtles and Hawaiian monk
seals — with some 19 km of walking trails. Then head to the Polynesian
Cultural Center’s life-scale villages and spectacular show ‘Ha Breath of Life’.
Day 4
Explore the Windward Coast — the perfect outdoor paradise for
kayaking, horse riding, lounging, hiking and golfing. Renowned for its
stretch of secluded beaches, the Windward Coast is considered one
of the most beautiful places on O‘ahu.
Day 5
Soak up ‘everything Waikīkī’ — from the world-famous beach and
fun water sports, to superb oceanfront dining and vibrant nightlife.
Day 6
The Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline — 40 minutes’ drive
from Honolulu — is recognised as one of Hawai‘i’s most
beautiful state parks, with Makapu‘u Lookout delivering
spectacular views over two islands — Rabbit (the larger)
and Black Rock (the smaller). Visitors can take a paved
trail between Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse (c. 1909) and
Makapu‘u Beach. Swimming is not recommended due
to strong currents.
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YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER•
...in paradise
Above: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson. Below: Dollarphotoclub.com / Steve Oehlenschlager
Hit the shops! Take a shuttle to Waikele Premium Outlets for great
bargains or try the Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest outdoor
shopping mall.
A 12-acre private beachfront
estate on the island of O‘ahu,
Paradise Cove is the perfect
setting for your wedding
and reception, with lush
lawns, majestic palms and a
spectacular ocean sunset.
Paradise Cove Weddings
(808) 842-7911
WWW.PARADISECOVEEVENTS.COM
/ParadiseCoveLuau
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HOT SPOTS
FOR SHOPPING ON O‘AHU
Dollarphotoclub.com / Iamio
The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu
Discover everything you could wish for in the ‘retail therapy’ category — from the world’s largest open-air shopping center and
Waikīkī’s bustling boulevards, to bargain-filled factory outlets over-flowing with fabulous sales, charming old-world stores, colourful
bazaars and elegant up-market boutiques.
ALA MOANA CENTER, HONOLULU
When it comes to shopping, the Ala Moana
Center is a ‘must visit’ destination. The world’s
largest open-air shopping centre offers more
than 290 stores and restaurants including the
iconic department stores Macy’s and
Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble Booksellers
and Makai Market, the largest international
food court in Hawai‘i. In November 2015,
Ala Moana Center will complete the Ewa Wing
Expansion which will feature 60,387 square
metres of new retail including Hawai‘i’s first
Bloomingdale’s department store.
alamoanacenter.com
KĀHALA MALL, KĀHALA IN SOUTHEAST O‘AHU
Discover more than 90 shops and restaurants
including retail giants such as Macy’s, Longs
Drugs, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and
Banana Republic. Only 10–15 minutes’ drive
from Waikīkī. kahalamallcenter.com
ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET, ‘AIEA IN
SOUTHERN O‘AHU
Some 20–30 minutes by car from Waikīkī
discover unique treasures at Hawai‘i’s largest
open-air flea market with more than 400 local
merchants. Entry is US$1. Open Wed 8 am –
3 pm; and Sat/Sun 6.30 am – 3 pm.
alohastadiumswapmeet.net
ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER, WAIKĪKĪ
Located in the heart of Waikīkī, the Royal
Hawaiian Center spans three blocks on
Kalakaua Avenue, Waikīkī’s main street.
Here you’ll find more than 110 shops and
restaurants across four levels. In addition,
Hawaiian performing and visual arts are an
important part of the Center’s mission, with
complimentary classes (Monday – Friday)
and live entertainment (Tuesday – Saturday).
CHINATOWN, HONOLULU
Located on the western hem of Honolulu’s
financial district, Chinatown’s historic buildings
are home to an assortment of shops,
boutiques, herbalists, lei makers, antique
dealers, temples, bars and restaurants.
HALE‘IWA STORE LOTS, HALE‘IWA
ON THE NORTH SHORE
This newly-refurbished retail and restaurant
space embraces the local surf culture and
features more than a dozen retailers anchored
by Matsumoto Shave Ice and Whaler’s
General Store.
HUKILAU MARKETPLACE AT THE
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Located on the North Shore, the Center
showcases the people, culture and arts of
Polynesia. The Center’s Hukilau Marketplace
features many specialty Hawaiian goods. Free
admission, free parking and free entertainment
in the Marketplace. hukilaumarketplace.com
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KOKO MARINA SHOPPING CENTER,
EAST HONOLULU
This charming neighbourhood near Hanauma
Bay in south-east O‘ahu features more than
70 merchants. Only 20 minutes by car from
Waikīkī. kokomarinacenter.com
T GALLERIA BY DFS, WAIKĪKĪ
The ultimate luxury shopping destination,
T Galleria offers customers an expertlycurated collection of the world’s leading
luxury brands. Duty-free shopping is
available for international travellers.
dfs.com/en/tgalleria-hawaii
WARD VILLAGE (FORMERLY ‘WARD
CENTERS’) IN THE KAKA‘AKO DISTRICT
OF HONOLULU
Only a few minutes by car from Waikīkī, Ward
Village is a shopping, dining and entertainment
destination comprising five pedestrian-friendly
neighbourhoods featuring more than 135
stores, 40 dining options and a 16-screen
entertainment complex. The retail complexes
are: Ward Warehouse; Ward Center; Ward
Entertainment Center; Ward Gateway Center
and Auahi Shops. wardvillageshops.com
WAIKELE CENTER (OPPOSITE WAIKELE
PREMIUM OUTLETS), WAIPAHU IN
SOUTH-WEST O‘AHU
Only 45 minutes from Waikīkī by bus, trolley
or taxi, Waikele Center is a regional open-air
shopping complex featuring Brooks Brothers
Outlet Stores, GAP, UFC Gym, Old Navy,
Sports Authority and more. You’ll also find
multiple restaurants. A trolley car takes
shoppers between the Center and Waikele
Premium Outlets. waikelecenter.com
WAIKELE PREMIUM OUTLETS, WAIPAHU
IN SOUTH-WEST O‘AHU
Just 45 minutes’ drive from Waikīkī, discover
great-value stores and factory outlets with
popular brand names at hugely-discounted
prices. Brands represented include: Adidas;
Banana Republic; Calvin Klein; Coach; Guess;
Kate Spade New York; Tommy Bahama;
Tommy Hilfiger and more. PG Plover and
Enoa Tours operate shuttle services.
Alternatively take TheBus (number 42 will get
you to Waipahu Transit Center, then transfer to
number 433). premiumoutlets.com/waikele
WAIKIKI BEACH WALK®
Spanning 3.2 hectares in the heart of Waikīkī,
this exciting entertainment district includes
more than 40 world-class retailers in an openair, two-level centre, great restaurants and
casual eateries, and an outdoor entertainment
plaza featuring live performances.
waikikibeachwalk.com
O‘ahu’s excellent public bus network is
ranked as one of the best transit systems
in the world. Efficient, inexpensive and
frequent — especially around Honolulu
and Waikīkī — the service traverses the
island. You can reach many of the shopping
hot spots listed above via TheBus and the
WaikikiTrolley. Visit thebus.org (and
thebus.org/pop/Visitor_WaikikiGuide.pdf)
and waikikitrolley.com
World’s largest outdoor
shopping center with over
290 stores and restaurants.
bebe
Fendi
LEGO
Macy’s
M.A.C
Coach
Anthropologie
Cole Haan
Nordstrom
Longhi’s Restaurant
Banana Republic
J.Crew-on-the-island
Forever 21
Neiman Marcus
Tiffany & Co.
& Many More
Old Navy presents the
Experience the excitement
of Hawaii with FREE hula shows.
1pm Daily at Centerstage
Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Minutes froM waikiki
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808.955.9517
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FREE
WI-FI
CRUISE HAWAI‘I
THE EASIEST WAY TO ‘MULTI-ISLAND’
A cruise holiday is a totally relaxing and indulgent option for couples who prefer the convenience of
sailing between the Hawaiian Islands on a floating resort while taking in a spectacular showcase of
scenic highlights.
Relax poolside, or keep busy with action-packed days of shore excursions, gym workouts, swimming
and deck sports. In the evening, enjoy an intimate dinner for two on your private balcony, dine in one
of many superb restaurants or take in a fabulous show. The choice is yours!
WHY CRUISING IS SO EASY
In addition to the inherent romance of sailing
the seas, cruising offers a number of practical
benefits including:
• no unpacking and re-packing as you tour the Hawaiian Islands
• gourmet dining built into the ‘all-inclusive’ price
• great vantage points for whale-watching
(December-April) and viewing the more
inaccessible scenic highlights such as the
dramatic Nāpali Coast of Kaua‘i.
One cruise ship, Norwegian Cruise Line’s
Pride of America, is located in Hawai‘i yearround. Other cruise vessels visit for part of
the year. Specialty, short duration cruises
also operate offering a particular focus such
as golfing, whale-watching and dinner cruising.
• helicopter and waterfall adventures
•kayaking
• mountain tubing (riding a large inflated
ring down century-old irrigation channels)
— a fun way to explore the rainforest
•parasailing
• rainforest ziplining (via flying-fox)
•snorkelling
• surfing lessons
• tours of Kaua‘i’s most romantic, exciting
and adventurous movie locations
• Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of
the Pacific
• whale watching.
Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Dollarphotoclub.com / michaeljung
The Hawaiian Islands: Cruising
Imagine...
... the two of you dancing under a canopy of stars.
What could be more romantic?
Select from a range of itineraries including
Pride of America’s seven-night inter-Hawaiianisland itinerary departing Honolulu on O‘ahu
every Saturday and cruising to Maui, Hawai‘i
Island and Kaua‘i, where the ship spends
two full days in port on each island.
Onboard the Pride of America, you can enjoy intimate restaurants, secluded lounges and spacious ocean view
staterooms all while taking in the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. Champagne and flowers.. Passion. Memories.
There’s no better combination than a romantic Hawaiian cruise and the one you love.
Shore excursions encompass many of the
following activities:
• ATV (all-terrain-vehicle) adventures
• beach and botanic garden excursions
• boutique farms growing orchids, lavender,
coffee and more
• crater hikes and biking in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (Hawai‘i Island)
•golfing
Regular weekly departures from Honolulu
For bookings and further information, contact your preferred Travel Agent or Wholesaler
Dollarphotoclub.com / michaeljung
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www.norwegiancruiseline.com.au
MOLOKA‘I
HAWAIIAN BY NATURE
Visit Moloka‘i and travel back in time to an island steeped in Hawaiian traditions and tucked away from the
busy pace of the outside world. Access the island by air from Honolulu or a 90-minute ferry service from
Lāhainā, Maui. Visit gohawaii.com/au/molokai.
Shipwreck Beach. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ron Dahlquist
The Hawaiian Islands: Lana‘i
Pāpōhaku Beach. Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Dana Edmunds
The Hawaiian Islands: Moloka‘i
LANA‘I
HAWAI‘I’S MOST ENTICING ISLAND
Lāna‘i is the place to relax and rejuvenate in peaceful seclusion. The island is home to two luxury resorts,
a boutique hotel, a few B&Bs and less than 50 km of paved road. Access is provided by a 45-minute ferry
service from Lāhainā, Maui, or a 25-minute propeller-plane flight from Honolulu.
Visit gohawaii.com/au/lanai.
PERFECT BACKDROPS
Discover spectacular locations for
celebrations of all types including
two luxurious five-star resorts —
the beachfront Four Seasons
Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and
the country manor-style Four
Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge
at Koele. For a more informal
setting you can’t go past secluded
Kaiolohia Bay (Shipwreck Beach).
PERFECT BACKDROPS
Moloka‘i offers spectacular locations for
weddings and celebrations, including
stunning resorts and breath-taking beaches
such as the dreamy, white-sand beach of
Pāpōhaku on the west coast.
FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES
Ride an unforgettable 5 km via mule through
Kalaupapa National Park. The views along
the coast are out of this world!
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Wander through the magnificent rainforests
of Kamakou Preserve via boardwalk or hike
through the spectacular Pāla‘au State Park.
Celebrate the sunset over the shimmering
water at Pāpōhaku Beach or the ancient
Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove.
Dive with schools of beautifully-colourful
fish in Hawai‘i’s longest reef extending 45 km
along the southern shore.
Explore breathtaking Hālawa Valley or east
of Kaunakakai along the scenic coast.
DRIVING TIMES
From Moloka‘i Airport (MKK) to:
Hālawa Valley Kaunakakai Maunaloa: 2 hrs
15 min
20 min
FAVOURITE COUPLE
ACTIVITIES
Discover the ocean-side paradise
of Hulopo‘e Bay. The clear, calm
waters are home to reef fish and
green sea turtles. For intimacy
and romance it’s hard to find a
better spot.
Visit one of the world’s most fragile
eco-systems, the 239 hectare
Kānepu‘u Preserve.
Re-energise, unwind and
surrender to the luxurious
pampering at The Spa at Manele
Bay. An unforgettable experience.
4WD to the ‘Garden of the Gods’
lunar landscape in Keahikawelo.
Hike the challenging 11 km Munro
Trail to Lāna‘hale, with views of
the island and three (sometimes
six) of the neighbouring islands.
DRIVING TIMES
From Lāna‘i Airport (LNY) to:
Lāna‘i City: Mānele Bay: Shipwreck Beach: 10 min
25 min
40 min
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The Hawaiian Islands: Maui
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR MAUI
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ron Dahlquist
MAUI
THE VALLEY ISLE
Caterers, Facilities
& Venues
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
huinoeau.com
Noelani Condominium Resort
noelani-condo-resort.com
Pua Le‘a at Haiku Mill
HaikuMill.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Weddings
ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
With so many easily accessible options across Maui, you can afford to be spontaneous! Luxury resorts,
elegant boutiques and five-star dining share the landscape with an exhilarating breadth of outdoor
activities, outstanding natural wonders and charming small towns. Inhale the delicious island air and feel
relaxation begin. Visit gohawaii.com/au/maui.
Photographers
& Videographers
Aubrey Hord Photography
aubreyhord.com
Aubrey Hord Photography
Wedding Service
Providers
DRIVING TIMES
On the island of Maui
From Kahului Airport (OGG) to:
Wailuku 10 min
Kīhei 20 min
Wailea 30 min
Mā‘alaea 35 min
Mākena 40 min
Lāhainā 45 min
Kā‘anapali 50 min
Kapalua
1 hr
Hāna 2 hrs, 30 min
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From Kā‘anapali to:
Lāhainā Mā‘alaea Kīhei Wailea
Haleakalā (summit)
From Kīhei to:
Mā‘alaea Lāhainā Haleakalā (summit) Hāna A Dream Wedding:
Maui Style, LLC
adreamwedding.net
A Fairy Tale Wedding
getmarriedinhawaii.com
A Happy Maui Wedding LLC
ahappymauiwedding.com
A Paradise Dream Wedding
mauiwedding.net
Above Heaven’s Gate
hawaiiweddings.com
Ancient Hawaiian Weddings
ancienthawaiianweddings.com
HawaiiWedding.com
hawaiiwedding.com
Pacific Island Weddings
mauiisland.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Weddings
ritzcarlton.com/Kapalua
White Orchid Wedding
whiteorchidwedding.com
Information supplied by
Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.
WHERE TO STAY
10 min
30 min
45 min
55 min
2 hrs, 30 min
20 min
45 min
2 hrs
3 hrs
Accommodation is
concentrated in three regions:
West – Kapalua, Kā‘anapali and Lāhainā
South – Kīhei, Mākena and Wailea, with
resorts, hotels, B&Bs and apartments of
every size and budget overlooking some
of Maui’s best beaches
East – Hāna, with small hotels and B&Bs
via one of the world’s most scenic drives.
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The Hawaiian Islands: Maui
THE PERFECT BACKDROP
FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES
Maui does not disappoint when it comes to
picturesque locations. Settings can be tailored
to reflect a personal passion, significant place
or memory, or a once-in-a lifetime adventure.
And, while choosing a remote site can require
a little extra planning, Maui offers a huge
portfolio of professional wedding planners to
assist you every step of the way.
Awaken your senses with a drive up
Haleakalā Crater to Ali‘i Kula Lavender
Farm, showcasing more than 30 varieties
of lavender.
Popular settings include:
Dive or snorkel at stunning Molokini – a partly
submerged volcanic crater and marine reserve
teeming with tropical fish. Tours depart Lāhainā.
• an elaborate party at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
• descending via helicopter to a remote waterfall
• on a secluded beach accessed via yacht
• a sunset garden celebration followed by a traditional Hawaiian feast and Polynesian show at the Old Lāhainā Lū‘au
REJOICE
IN NATURE ON MAUI
• at the top of Haleakalā Crater at sunrise
• on a stunning sunset cruise off Lāhaina.
Drive the scenic road to Hāna and hike to
one of East Maui’s spectacular waterfalls to
discover tiered, swimmable pools for a tranquil,
refreshing dip.
Explore the fascinating old whaling village of
Lāhainā with many galleries, restaurants and
a self-guided historic walk.
Invigorate the palette only an hour’s drive
from Wailea at Tedeschi Winery — the home
of pineapple-derived ‘Maui Splash’ and
‘Maui Blanc’.
View the celebrated humpback whales during
their winter migration from December to April.
Aubrey Hord Photography
An oceanfront setting
as eternal as your promise.
Dine on Maui’s sumptuous farm-to-table
cuisine at one of the many superb
restaurants. Then stroll hand-in-hand under
the moonlight across a serene beaches.
Watch an intimate sunrise over the clouds,
wrapped together in a blanket, atop the 3048
metre Haleakalā Crater — a dormant volcano
and Maui’s highest peak.
Montage Kapalua Bay
Panoramic ocean views and
lush gardens present the perfect
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memories, whether you are
making your first promise or
renewing your last one.
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The Hawaiian Islands: Maui
The Hawaiian Islands: Hawai‘i Island
The remarkable Halema‘uma‘a Crater.
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
HAWAI‘I
THE BIG ISLAND
1 Aubrey Hord Photography. 2 Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson. 3 Dollarphotoclub.com / Mr Doomits. 4 istock by Getty Images
Hawai‘i Island is home to an unrivalled number of natural wonders: from Ka‘ū’s desert plains and the
rainforests above Hilo; to the snow-caps of Mauna Kea and the Hawaiian Islands’ only active volcanoes.
Visit gohawaii.com/au/big-island.
6-DAY ITINERARY BY THE EXPERTS
Be as relaxed or active as you choose! There are so many reasons why readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler
magazine have consistently voted Maui ‘Best Island’ in the world.
Day 1
Maui is the perfect place to celebrate your love. From a barefoot
gathering on the sand to a formal celebration at an elegant resort,
you have so many stunning options at your fingertips.
Day 2
Take a morning snorkel off Ka‘anapali Beach to look for green sea
turtles. Then head for Lāhainā to explore the many galleries and
historic sites. Discover Hawaiian culture at its best in the evening at
the Old Lahaina Lū‘au.
Day 3
Day 5
With more than 600 hairpin turns and 54 narrow bridges, the famous
Road to Hāna showcases some of the most scenic landscapes on
Maui. From plunging seaside cliffs and magnificent waterfalls, to the
flavours of fresh island fruit from a roadside stand, this is a journey to
awaken the senses.
Day 6
South Maui is renowned for its fine weather and visiting humpback
whales (Dec - Apr). It’s also home to outstanding boutiques,
restaurants and golf courses. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing massage
for two by the sea.
Take an early morning tour to the top of the dormant volcano
Haleakalā to watch a breathtaking sunrise.
Day 4
Head down to the Mā‘alaea Harbour for a morning picnic snorkel
cruise to the underwater paradise of Molokini Crater. Then take a
drive along the beautiful south coast to Wailea.
DRIVING TIMES
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Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
From Kona International Airport (KOA) to:
‘Akaka Falls State Park 2hrs, 10 min
Hāpuna Beach Park 30 min
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 3 hrs, 15 min
Kailua-Kona
15 min
Kealakekua Bay 45 min
Keauhou 25 min
Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 2 hrs
Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 1 hr
Waimea 45 min
Waipi‘o Bay 1 hr, 30 min
From Hilo International Airport (ITO) to:
‘Akaka Falls State Park 30 min
Hāpuna Beach Park 1 hr, 45 min
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 45 min
Kailua-Kona:
2 hrs, 30 min
Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 1 hr
Pu‘uhonuā O Hōnoaunau Historical Park 3 hrs
Waimea 1 hr, 30 min
Waipi‘o Bay
1 hr, 30 min
WHERE TO STAY
Select from luxury resorts to
charming inns and budget-friendly
hostels:
Kohala Coast (north-west) – quality resorts
and golf courses
Kona (west) – Keauhou resort area and
historic Kailua village
Hilo (east) & Puna (south-east) – well placed
near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Waimea (Upcountry) – delightful getaways.
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The Hawaiian Islands: Fast facts
HAWAI‘I ISLAND’S PERFECT
BACKDROPS
Discover extraordinarily romantic settings
of every scope and size on Hawai‘i Island
including:
• under moonlight on a secluded white sand beach
• in a misty atmospheric rainforest among lush tropical foliage and breathtaking Hawaiian flowers
• at the historic and charming Mokuaikaua Church or the equally quaint St Peter’s seaside church
FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES
Cruise the boardwalk in fashionable Puna,
then drive along dramatic coastal Highway
137, stopping to explore volcanically-heated
hot ponds and watch glowing streams of lava
burst into the sea.
Discover stargazing atop Mauna Kea —
a remarkable and romantic experience.
Frolic in Kealakekua Bay (Kona Coast).
Home to spinner dolphins, this marine
conservation district is ideal for snorkelling
and scuba diving.
• on horseback on the scenic uplands of Waimea or in stunningly beautiful
Waipi‘o Valley
Rise to the challenge of the Crater Rim Trail
at Volcanoes National Park. The all-day 18 km
hike loops around steam vents and craters,
passing rainforest and desert along the way.
• in style on the highly-manicured lawn at the elegant Four Seasons Resort Hualālai
Swim with spectacular manta rays on an
unforgettable night dive in Kona.
• overlooking the great expanse of ocean at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel golf course
Walk hand-in-hand through lively Kailua
before taking in the town’s great nightlife.
• on a luxurious catamaran sailing at sunset along the picturesque coastline
Step back to an ancient time in the sacred
73-hectare Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National
Historical Park. It’s magical at sunset.
• in the magnificent Japanese Garden at Hilo’s popular and revered Lili‘uokalani Park
• among the colourful petals in the Rose Garden at Parker Ranch.
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder
WORSHIP THE
BIG OUTDOORS
ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND
Take in historic Hilo, with quaint shops
and cultural sites. Then head for mystic
Rainbow Falls.
6-DAY ITINERARY
BY THE EXPERTS
Embrace adventure! Discover
nature at its most powerful, with
unique adventures in abundance.
Begin married life with a swim, sail,
snorkel or scuba in stunning Kealakekua
Bay — a marine life conservation district
with beautiful, clear waters.
Dollarphotoclub.com / crisod
Day 5
Wedding Service Providers
A Fairy Tale Wedding
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Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines
offer direct services from Auckland to
Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu.
Day 2
Join a tour to the summit of Mauna Kea,
the tallest sea mountain in the world,
to watch the sunset atop this dormant
volcano.
David O Baldwin Co
www.davidophotography.com
Direct services to Hawai‘i depart from Sydney
(Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar and Qantas),
Brisbane (Hawaiian Airlines and Jetstar)
and Melbourne (Jetstar). These services
arrive into Honolulu International Airport on
the island of O‘ahu. Travellers from other
Australian states should arrange domestic
flights to connect in Sydney, Brisbane or
Melbourne. Each international carrier has a
domestic airline partnership which will allow
luggage to be checked through from the
domestic point of embarkation to Honolulu.
Please ask your international carrier for
more information.
It’s easy to travel between the Hawaiian
Islands. Flights depart regularly and are short
in duration. Hawaiian Airlines offers more
than 160 inter-island flights per week. Other
inter-island carriers include Island Air,
Makani Kai Air and Mokulele Airlines.
Hawai‘i Island offers a diverse range of
perfect settings. Say your vows beside a
cascading waterfall or charming seaside
chapel.
Day 4
Weddings at Sheraton
www.sheratonkeauhou.com/weddings
FLIGHTS FROM
NEW ZEALAND
INTER-ISLAND FLIGHTS
Spend today relaxing at Hāpuna Beach
Park on the Kohala Coast — voted ‘best
beach in the USA’ on many occasions.
Photographers & Videographers
FLIGHTS FROM
AUSTRALIA
Day 1
Day 3
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
FAST FACTS
Travel north to some of Hawai‘i’s most
picturesque coastlines and waterfalls.
Day 6
Your trip would not be complete without a
day at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Here, the massive volcano Kīlauea has
been erupting since 1983.
VISA REGULATIONS
Holidaymakers from Australia and New
Zealand must be processed via the
‘Electronic System for Travel Authorization’
(ESTA) prior to travelling to the USA by air or
sea under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
A fee of US$14 applies to new applications
and renewals (payable by credit or debit
card). Visit cbp.gov/esta.
The five major airports are:
Honolulu (HNL) on the island of O‘ahu;
Hilo (ITO) and Kona (KOA) on Hawai‘i Island;
Kahului (OGG) on the island of Maui;
Līhuʻe (LIH) on the island of Kaua‘i.
Smaller airports include:
Kapalua (JHM) and Hāna (HNM) on Maui;
Waimea-Kohala (MUE) on Hawai‘i Island;
Moloka‘i (MKK) and Kalaupapa (LUP) on
the island of Molokaʻi;
Lānaʻi (LYN) on the island of Lānaʻi.
Flight times from Honolulu
International Airport (HNL),
O‘ahu to:
Līhu‘e Airport (LIH) Kaua‘i
Kahului Airport (OGG) Maui
Moloka‘i Airport (MKK) Lāna‘i Airport (LNY)
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Hawai‘i Island
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Hawai‘i Island
30 min
30 min
25 min
25 min
50 min
45 min
PLANNING YOUR HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY
Shoulder seasons: March-May and September-November generally
offer greater availability of accommodation across Hawai‘i and the most
competitive prices for hotels and flights.
Peak seasons: June-August (Hawaiian summer and long summer break
for schools/universities in mainland USA); mid-December to mid-January
(encompassing Christmas and New Year); April and October (Australian
and New Zealand school holidays). Accommodation may be more difficult
to secure in peak seasons so book early.
Information supplied by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.
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The Hawaiian Islands: Fast facts
LOCAL TRANSPORT
HIRE CARS
BASIC COSTS
HAWAI‘I STATE TAX
Australian travellers do not require an
international driver’s licence as major car hire
companies accept an Australian licence. In
some cases drivers will need to be more than
25 years of age and in possession of a major
credit card. It’s best to pre-arrange car hire prior
to leaving Australia to avoid disappointment.
WATER SAFETY
SUN SAFETY
•
Coffee – $US3; Beer – $US5; Club Sandwich
– $US8; Glass of Wine – $US7; Soft Drink –
$US3. When purchasing an item you will be
charged a General Excise Tax (added on at
the time of purchase) of 4–4.712%.
US standards on tipping apply:
Bar – US$0.50-$1 per drink
Concierge – US$1 for calling a taxi
Free shuttle – US$1 per short trip per person
Housekeeping – US$1 per bed per night
(leave it on the bedside table each morning)
Luggage porters – US$1 per bag
Room service – 10-15% of total bill
Taxi – 15% of fare
Tour guides – US$5-$10 per half day per
person/couple
Hawai‘i’s ocean is beautiful, but it can also
be dangerous. Strong, hidden currents can
overpower even experienced swimmers and
standing on rocky outcrops can be dangerous
due to sudden, powerful rogue waves.
Conditions in the water constantly change.
Remember:
• waves come in sets and conditions can
be calm for up to 20 mins between
dangerous sets of waves
• swim only where lifeguards are on duty
• do not fight a rip current (keep calm, float and wave for help, and go with the current to conserve energy)
• use the buddy system – never swim alone and know your limits
• when in doubt, don’t go out
• nude bathing and nude sun-bathing is
prohibited across Hawai‘i.
Apply sunscreen often (year-round).
Wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Rental cars offer real value as they provide
the freedom and flexibility to truly experience
what each island has to offer. Remember
to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
You’ll find that most major roads are well
maintained.
Hawai‘i does not have a sales tax. Instead
a General Excise Tax applies which varies
by county (island): Kaua‘i – 4.166%; O‘ahu
– 4.712%; Moloka‘i – 4.166%; Lāna‘i –
4.166%; Maui – 4.166%; and Hawai‘i Island
– 4.166%. Please note that this tax is not
included in the advertised price of goods
(it is added on at the time of purchase).
On O‘ahu use ‘TheBus’ (thebus.org) and
Waikiki Trolley (waikikitrolley.com) — they’re easy, fun and affordable ways to see Waikīkī and Honolulu.
• With little to no public transport on
neighbouring islands, a hire car (or
combination of hire car and tours) is recommended.
• A ferry operates daily to/from Lāhainā (Maui) to Moloka‘i (90 minute trip) and Lāna‘i (60 minute trip).
•
Taxis are available at airports and key
tourist spots. Credit cards are not
commonly accepted and long taxi rides are costly. Taxis charge approximately US$45 for the 30-minute journey from Honolulu International Airport to Waikīkī.
•
In key tourist spots, shuttles operate between airports and hotels/resorts, and between resorts and nearby shopping precincts. Some are free of charge and others incur a small fee (check with your hotel/resort for details).
•
Helicopter tours are a great way to see the particularly scenic spots such as Waimea Canyon (Kaua‘i) and
inaccessible areas such as the Nāpali Coast (Kaua‘i).
• Passenger submarines are a novel,
comfortable and safe way to explore the wonders of Hawai‘i’s tropical waters.
• Motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles are available for hire.
Please ‘drive with aloha’ (slowly and without
the horn as it’s considered rude) and observe
speed limits. Avoid tailgating and the local
rule for single-lane bridges is to yield to
on-coming traffic. However, if you’re the
on-coming traffic and there is a line waiting
on the other side, stop and let your
neighbours cross.
ETIQUETTE TIPS
Respect property marked with kapu (‘off
limits’). Remember to mālama kai (respect
plants and animals). Make sure to mālama
‘aīna (respect the land) by staying on trails
and not disturbing plants. Remove shoes
when entering private homes and selected
B&Bs. Properly dispose of opala (rubbish).
Observe smoke-free laws which prohibit
smoking in enclosed public areas.
TIPPING GUIDELINES
Restaurants – 15-20%
Note that a service charge may be
automatically added to a bill, especially for
party sizes of six or more. Check your bill,
before tipping, to see if a service charge
had already been included.
Cruising –
A small gratuity is generally built into the
cost of your cruise (this is generally split
between various service departments
onboard such as housekeeping and food/
beverage). At your discretion, you may still
like to leave a tip for extra special service
received from housekeepers, waiters, bar
staff and others.
WEATHER
The temperature fluctuates very little. Summer (May-Oct) has an average
daytime temperature at sea level of 29.4ºC while the equivalent in winter
(Nov-Apr) is 25.6ºC. Temperatures at night are approximately 12ºC lower.
November to March are the wettest months but the rain tends to be
localised with sunny spots usually found somewhere else on each island.
Long periods of rain are uncommon. During summer showers are less
frequent, often lasting only a few minutes.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS HAWAI‘I
FROM JANUARY - DECEMBER
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
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AV HIGH
AV LOW
HOTEL ROOM TAX
On accommodation (such as hotels, resorts,
B&Bs and apartments), visitors are required
to pay a Transient Accommodations Tax of
9.25% in addition to the General Excise Tax.
This means that accommodation will attract
a tax of between 13.416–13.962% (General
Excise Tax + Transient Accommodation Tax).
LEGAL DRINKING AGE
SNORKELLING SAFETY
Check ocean conditions prior to snorkelling
in order to avoid high surf and strong currents.
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
Be as security-conscious as you would be
at home. Don’t leave valuables unattended
or in plain sight in a hire car, on the beach,
or in restaurants or lobbies (lock them in the
hotel/room safe). Take only essential items
to the beach and put keys/valuables in a
waterproof bag and keep them with you.
Carry little cash and leave extra cash/credit
cards in the hotel safe. Make use of
travellers’ cheques, ATM facilities and/or
credit cards.
21 years of age. Please note that ID is
required to enter bars or buy alcoholic drinks.
CLOTHING
Casual daywear and semi-casual clothes
with a light jacket for evenings.
AREA TELEPHONE CODE
FOR HAWAI‘I: 808
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
CONTACT DETAILS
Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i (VASH)
was established to assist visitors who have
been victims of a crime or other adversities.
Hawai‘i is among one of the safest tourist
destinations in the world but unfortunately
crime against visitors can never be
completely prevented.
VASH O‘ahu – (808) 926-8274
VASH Hawai‘i Island – West (808) 756-0785
VASH Hawai‘i Island – East (808) 756-1472
VASH Kaua‘i – (808) 483-0111
VASH Maui – (808) 244-3530
Download your safety eBrochure at
travelsmarthawaii.com
HIKING SAFETY
Hawai‘i is the perfect destination for hiking but
some trails are for experienced hikers only.
Make sure you do your research (degree of
difficulty and length), let people know where
you’re going, carry a mobile phone and water,
and hike with a partner. Visit hawaii.gov/dlnr/
brochures/HikingSafety.pdf
PROTECING HAWAI‘I’S
NATURE RESERVES
1. Brush/clean your boots before entering nature preserves to remove seeds and
eggs of invasive pests.
2. Never stray off a trail. Staying on paths helps to protect native plants. It’s also safer
because many trails have hidden cliffs.
3. Take your own water. Water from streams may look clear but may contain bacteria.
Learn more by visiting HawaiiStateParks.org
MAJOR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
IN 2015
New Year’s Day 1 Jan
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day
19 Jan
Presidents’ Day 16 Feb
Prince Kūhiō Day 26 Mar
Good Friday 3 Apr
Memorial Day 25 May
King Kamehameha I Day 11 Jun
Independence Day Statehood Day Labor Day General Election Day 3 Jul
21 Aug
7 Sep
3 Nov
Veterans’ Day 11 Nov
Thanksgiving 26 Nov
Christmas Day 25 Dec
*provided by USclimatedata.com
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The Hawaiian Islands
OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS
Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines - Hawaiian Airlines fly non-stop
daily from Sydney, 4 times a week from Brisbane
and 3 times a week from Auckland to Honolulu.
Fares include meals, drinks, inflight entertainment
and 2 x 32kg baggage allowance.
Hawaiianairlines.com.au & hawaiianairlines.co.nz
Kaanapali Beach Hotel (Maui) - Hawaii’s Most
Hawaiian Hotel is also Hawaii’s Ideal Beachfront
Location for a Destination Wedding.
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Whalers Cove in Poipu (Kaua‘i) – Luxury 1, 2,
3-bedroom oceanfront condos with full-size
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Popular for honeymoons, weddings, sun soaking.
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Cruise
Pride of America – No-one lets you capture the
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Hotels, Apartments & Resorts
Aston Hotels & Resorts - With 27 properties in
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Condominium Rentals Hawaii - On Maui
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Halekulani – Known for its romantic atmosphere,
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
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Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii offer unparalleled Hawaiian
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The Kahala evokes a timeless elegance with 338
spacious rooms and suites, world-class spa, and
five stylish restaurants set on a white sand beach.
Experience divine treatments in your own private
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Paradise Cove is the perfect setting for your
wedding and reception. To reserve your luau in
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Photography
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Photographer based in Maui specializing in
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Montage Kapalua Bay – Create a cascade of
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Outrigger Resorts offers guests the opportunity
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Ranches
Kualoa Ranch - Your romantic Hawaiian adventure
awaits at Kualoa’s 4,000 acres of pristine natural
beauty and culture stretching from mountain to sea.
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Shopping
Ala Moana Center – The world’s largest open-air
shopping center with more than 290 stores and
restaurants is expanding with the addition of
Bloomingdales and 80 stores coming November
2015. alamoanacenter.com
Touring
Paradise helicopter tours offer the most unique air
adventures throughout Hawai‘i. Ride doors off or
see the GREEN sand beach.
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Tourism Bureau
Waikiki Parc – Just steps away from one of the
world’s most romantic destinations, Waikiki Parc
brings you closer to the best Oahu has to offer.
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Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau - Visit our website today
for more information and start planning the
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Island Air
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Information supplied by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.
ROMANCE HAWAI‘I 43
Love
at first
flight
With Hawaiian Airlines, your Hawaiian getaway starts the
moment you step on board.
Fly non-stop from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland to Hawai‘i
and onward to 11 U.S. Cities, including New York, Las Vegas,
Los Angeles & San Francisco. Or transfer to your favourite
Hawaiian Island on one of 170 flights daily.
For more information or to make a booking, visit us at
HawaiianAirlines.com.au or HawaiianAirlines.co.nz
or contact your preferred travel agent.
2 x 32kg baggage
allowance pp
Island
beverages
Hawaiian
hospitality
Hawaiian
inspired meals
Entertainment,
blanket & pillow