Meet Hawaii : Meet Hawaii 2017
36 MEET HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands HAWAI‘I A REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE Stargaze atop Maunakea, the tallest sea mountain in the world and home to many observatories including Imiloa Astronomy Center. BE WOW-ED Take on the challenge of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Crater Rim Trail which circles the summit of Kīlauea — the most active of Hawai‘i Island’s five volcanoes. Rich with plant and animal life, the trail delivers diverse panoramas, steam vents, craters, desert and lush rainforest. Try part of the trail or, if experienced, take on the all-day 18km hike. ENGAGE WITH WORLD-CLASS LOCAL BUSINESSES Select from an amazing variety of agriculture and aquaculture tours — from Hāmākua mushrooms, Hawaiian vanilla, Keāhole lobsters and Kona coffee, to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority (NELHA), seahorse farms and more! EMBRACE ADVENTURE Explore the wealth of scenic landscapes via horseback or ATV (all-terrain-vehicle). Or, fly through the canopy via thrilling zipline. Whatever your choice, the views are breathtaking! BEST VIEWS IN THE HOUSE There is no better way to experience Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park than via air! Helicopter tours take in all the drama of lava flows, deep craters, rainforests and stunning valleys. RELAX AFTER A BUSY DAY Head for one of the Island’s luxurious spas for an authentic Hawaiian massage and rejuvenation treatment. ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I’S FAVOURITE GROUP ACTIVITIES One thing is certain on the Island of Hawai‘i: attendees will leave inspired to think bigger, work boldly and approach projects with a new perspective. The island has entered the global spotlight as a key research setting for several important fields including volcanology, biology, ocean sciences, geology, green technology and agriculture. In addition, team-building opportunities are abundant — from hiking a variety of terrains and taking a helicopter above the steaming Pu‘u‘Ō‘ō vent, to racing in outrigger canoes, ziplining down lofty mountain slopes and snorkelling with massive manta rays as they feed on plankton at night. Top: Image – Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder Below: Image – Adobe Stock / Crisod RISE TO A GOLFING CHALLENGE With its dramatic contours, wide-open spaces and variations in elevation, Hawai‘i Island is the golf capital of Hawai‘i. STEP BACK INTO AN ANCIENT WORLD Fascinating sacred sites include the magical Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Other favourites are Hulihe‘e Palace, Moku‘aikaua Church and the Lyman Museum. SWIM WITH GENTLE GIANTS With an extraordinary wingspan of up to six metres, manta rays are often encountered on an unforgettable night snorkel or dive off the Kona coast. Also take time to explore the ocean via sailing tour, glass-bottom boat, zodiac adventure, snorkel cruise, canoe paddling or stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). TICK OFF TOP ATTRACTIONS Get your hiking boots on and explore up to five outstanding national parks (including Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park), ‘Akaka Falls, Waipi‘o Valley look-out and Pololū Valley.
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