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THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: O‘AHU What’s New on O‘ahu FUN ACTIVITIES Bike Hawaii’s hike and bike adventure combines a guided 3.6km moderate hike and 8km paved downhill bike ride via Ko‘olau rainforest and extinct volcanic cinder cones. Be a paniolo (cowboy) with E Noa Tours at historic West Oahu Riding Stables or take in a ‘Twilight Experience’ horseback ride along the beach. GreenCar Hawaii offers self-serve, electric vehicle rentals at Equus Hotel and Marina Tower. Explore Polynesian Cultural Center’s refurbished Hawaii Village designed to reflect ahupua’a – a land division system used by ancient Hawaiians - with new activities and exhibits. Kaimuki village’s ‘Third Fridays' is a tasting, shopping, musical and artviewing walkabout. Third Friday each month, 6-9pm (south-east O‘ahu). Waikiki Trolley presents walking tours: ‘History Through the Eyes of the Queen’ (visiting ‘Iolani Palace and recounting the life of Queen Lili‘uokalani, Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch); and ‘Honolulu 1941’ (a glimpse of life in Honolulu during WWII). USS Arizona Memorial’s advance online reservations (via Recreation.gov) allows for purchasing up to three months in advance and the new ‘Passport to Pearl Harbor’ accesses all key Pearl Harbor sites for $US55 adult/$US30 child (upgrade to a two-day pass for an extra $US10). AIRLINE UPDATES Hawaiian Airlines now offers nonstop flights from Brisbane to Honolulu three times a week, with services connecting to same-day flights to the neighbouring islands of Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i Island. From February 2013, Qantas will operate refurbished B767s on all Sydney-Honolulu services. Jetstar commenced nonstop twice-weekly flights from Melbourne to Hawai‘i, with an extra service added in March to cater for school holiday traffic. DINING AND BARS ‘53 by the Sea’ opened with panoramic views of Waikīkī Beach and iconic Diamond Head. Aloha Beer Co features seven exclusive beers on tap along with a menu of traditional favourites from the renowned Sam Choy’s kitchen. Aloha Harmony Tea House on Waikiki Beach Walk presents 86 varieties of loose-leaf teas and the world’s finest antioxidant-rich brews. Ala Moana Farmers Market now operates on Tuesdays from 4-7pm in addition to the Saturday market from 8am-12noon. Renowned chef Chai Chaowasaree launched ‘Chef Chai at Pacifica’ restaurant on Kapiolani Boulevard featuring a wide range of delicious healthconscious contemporary delicacies. The popular Haleiwa Farmers’ Market re-opened at Waimea Valley on Thursdays from 3-7pm at the Pikake Pavilion. Two bedroom ocean front suite Most modern hotel in Waikiki One bedroom ocean front suite Create Unforgettable Memories Steps away from Waikiki’s famous white sand beaches, Trump International HotelTM Waikiki Beach Walk® is defi ned by exquisite attention to detail, modern sensibility and distinctively residential accommodations. Along with unforgettable panoramic views, you will fi nd exceptional amenities such as gourmet kitchens and kitchenettes, the Spa at Trump® and world-class dining. But above it all you will be pampered by the signature services of Trump AttachéTM WAIKIKI trumpwaikikihotel.com | +1.808.683.7401 32 DISCOVER HAWAI‘I , available to meet your every request.
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