Discover Hawaii : Discover Hawaii 2014
Day 6 Drive to the North Shore via hire car, stopping for breakfast with the surfers in the quaint township of Hale'iwa. Visit North Shore Surf & Cultural Museum, and explore Waimea Bay Beach Park, a big-wave surf spot and home to beautiful Waimea Falls. Continue on to Banzai, 'Ehukai and Sunset Beaches. DISCOVER HAWAI‘I 51 Day 4 Diamond Head - a 230 metre at- oored crater - lies at the end of Waikīkī and is Hawai'i's most recognisable landmark. Rise early for the short bus-ride to Diamond Head State Monument (open 6am-6pm, with last entry at 4.30pm). This moderately challenging hike includes stairs and dark tunnels (torch required). The stunning views from the top of Diamond Head are well worth the e ort. The crater was named Diamond Head by 19th century British sailors who mistook the calcite crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds. In the afternoon, head north to the Polynesian Cultural Center by tour or hire car. Allow at least two hours to explore this mini-glimpse of the Paci c, featuring 'villages' lled with interactive activities, entertainment and cultural events. Day 5 Chill out in Waikīkī with a sur ng lesson or try Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP). If it's not Tuesday (when the park is closed) travel out to Hanauma Bay to snorkel in the clear, warm waters. Afterwards, unwind at one of island's many spas. Day 7 Take 'The Bus' out to the Manoa Valley to view Manoa Falls, one of the most beautiful sights on O'ahu (accessed via a one-hour easy- grade hike). Manoa Falls - featuring a 46-metre sheer drop waterfall. Wear good walking shoes as the trail is often wet and slippery. The stunning views that greet you at the top of Diamond Head are well worth the effort.
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