Hawaii is like no other place on earth. It is in the Central Pacific Ocean and is made up of hundreds of islands. There are 6 major islands to visit in Hawaii and they are the big island of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. Each of Hawaii’s most popular islands are known for completely unique traits. With volcanic mountain ranges, perfect beaches, surf breaks, reefs, tropical rainforests and bustling city hubs, there is no wonder why the ‘Aloha State’ is referred to as the destination that has it all!
History and culture play a big role in Hawaii’s mesmerising diversity. Originally settled by the ancient Polynesians, Hawaii has since welcomed explorers and migrants from all over the world.
We invite you to explore the islands of Aloha to find your own heavenly Hawaii experience.
Honolulu International Airport on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors. Select Vacations offers economy & business class airfares with Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways & Fiji Airways.
Passport & Visas
All visitors require a valid Australian passport with at least 6 months longer than you intended stay in the USA. All travellers eligible to visit the US under the Visa Waiver program must now obtain approval before they travel through the US’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). ESTA is an online system run by the US government, determining the preliminary eligibility of visitors to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, prior to setting out. All visitors must hold tickets and documents for their return or onward journey.
Currency & Credit Cards
Hawaii’s currency is the US dollar. Please note that major credit cards can be used at all major resorts and the prices at all resorts will be in US dollars.
The weather in Hawaii is usually picture perfect: sunlit days, breezy nights, balmy mornings, and iridescent sunsets, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. There are only 2 seasons in Hawaii: Summer which is May – October & Winter which is November – April. The average summer temperature is approx. 29 degrees & the winter temperature is 25 degrees.
What to Wear
It is warm in Hawaii, so pack your summer attire. The temperature does not drop very much at night so take your lightest weight clothes, in natural, breathable fabrics such as silk, linen or cotton. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater for the evenings. Temperatures soar during the day, so it is essential that you take an extremely high factor sunscreen to be safe and a wide brimmed hat is also a good idea.
Hawaii is on the standard US 110-volt 60 cycle current, and plugs feature regular two flat prongs. It is recommended that you take an adaptor for appliances and this would be best purchased before leaving home.