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THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FAQS Can I get married in Hawai‘i? The bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age and appear together before a licence agent in Hawai‘i to complete an application (US$60 plus a US$5 administration fee). Licensing offices are located on all major islands. There is no waiting period and there are no residency or citizenship requirements. Hawaiian weddings are recognised in Australia. Visit http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vital-records/marriage/ index.html. What about romantic celebrations? It’s easy to organise a wedding or renewal of vows in Hawai‘i. Several Australian travel wholesalers offer packages and most resorts employ wedding planners. Much of the planning can be handled by email and phone, and sites range from quiet beachfronts to lavish resort ballrooms. Download your free Romantic Celebrations Guide online by visiting www.gohawaii.com/au/statewide/romance-guide. $ FAQs Can you give me an idea of basic costs? Coffee – US$3; Beer – US$5; Club Sandwich – US$8; Glass of Wine – US$7; Soft Drink – US$3. How much should I tip? US standards on tipping apply: Restaurants – 15-20% (note that a service charge or gratuity may be automatically added to a bill, especially for party sizes of eight or more so check your bill for these charges before tipping); Bar – US$0.50-$1 per drink; Housekeeping – US$1 per bed per night; Luggage porters – US$1 per bag; Doorman – US$1 for calling a taxi; Room service – 10-15% of total bill; Taxi – 15% of fare. What should I wear? Casual daywear and semi-casual clothes with a light jacket for evenings. What is the legal drinking age? 21 years of age and ID is required to enter bars or buy alcoholic drinks. What is the area telephone code for Hawai‘i: 808 72 DISCOVER HAWAI‘I Can I camp? Many sites are available. Permits and fees are required. Visit https://camping. ehawaii.gov/camping/welcome.html Are the opportunities for eco volunteerism? You can sign up for an afternoon or multiday activities to help with a variety of projects: Visit: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – www.nps. gov/gettinginvolved/volunteer Preserve Hawaii – www.preservehawaii.org The Nature Conservancy – www.nature.org Volcano Forest Work Days www.volcanoartcenter.org. What are the emergency assistance contact details? The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai’i (VASH) is a non-profit, volunteer organisation established to assist visitors who have been victims of a crime or other adversities. While Hawai‘i still remains among one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, unfortunately crime against visitors can never be completely prevented. VASH O’ahu – (808) 926-8274; VASH Hawai’i Island – West (808) 756-0785 and East (808) 756-1472; VASH Kaua’i – (808) 482-0111; VASH Maui – (808) 244-3530.
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