Discover Hawaii : Discover Hawaii 2014
DISCOVER HAWAI‘I 79 WEATHER The temperature fuctuates 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 22 22 23 23 24 25 26 26 26 26 24 23 LOCAL TRANSPORT • On O'ahu, use 'The Bus' to get around (visit thebus.org). • 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. HIRE CARS 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. Rental cars o er real value as they provide the freedom and exibility to truly experience what each island has to o er. Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road. You'll nd that most major roads are well maintained. 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 tra ic. However, if you're the on-coming tra ic and there is a line waiting on the other side, stop and let your neighbours cross. ETIQUETTE TIPS Respect property marked with kapu ('o 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.
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