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Hawaii’s Top Natural Attractions

Hawaii has long since been a popular tourist destination for such a large variety of reasons, for example the friendly locals, the great cuisine, the accommodations like the Maui Condo Rentals, the beaches and the number of great attractions. Hawaii was formed by volcanoes and as such is now home to some beautiful natural attractions that are not to be missed. Here are some of the top ones to visit while you are there.

Volcanoes

Hawaii’s island chain is made up entirely of volcanoes so a visit to one is a must should you choose to holiday here. On Oahu, you can hike up to the top of the ancient and world famous Diamond Head where you will find some spectacular views of Waikiki below. Oahu is also only a mere half-hour drive from Honolulu too, where there’s generally a welcomed dip in flight prices around late November.  Cheapflights can offer more information.

Diamond Head

For those who are slightly more daring and want to glimpse an active volcano, then head over to Big Island and visit the fire breathing Kilauea at the Hawaii Volcano National Park. Here you will get to see some lava oozing and bubbling around the volcano.

For a great view of a long dormant volcanic crater, then Maui has its Haleakala National Park where you can climb the summit and get some great birds eye views.

Waterfalls

Hawaii is also home to some beautiful natural waterfalls where you will get the chance to see impressive rushing waters that drop into sparkling freshwater pools. Big Island has one of the most impressive in all of Hawaii with the 442 foot Akaka Falls, just outside of Hilo.

Man walking towards Akaka Falls

If you find yourself on Maui, then the Road to Hana gives you plenty of opportunities to get a look at some of the waterfalls, but the Oheo Gulch takes the crown. Found at the end of the drive, the Oheo Gulch, which is also known as the Seven Sacred Pools, has some of the most dramatic and accessible waterfalls on all of the islands.

The island of Kauai is full of opportunities for you to visit waterfalls, especially along the north shore and in the Wailua area. The Opaekaa Falls is one of the best waterfalls for photos, given that the surrounding mountain peaks and a restored Hawaiian village by the riverbanks add to the striking beauty of the falls themselves.

Gardens

Hawaii’s great climate has blessed with the ability to grow a wide range of beautiful plants. Should you wish to experience the full range of Hawaii’s tropical flora, then staying in one of these gardens is the perfect way to do it. On Oahu, near to Honolulu, there is the brilliant Foster Botanical Garden which is home to 26 native Hawaiian trees, including some extremely rare trees such as the East African.

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On Big Island, the Liliuokalani Gardens is the largest formal Japanese garden out of Tokyo. The garden will remind you of a post card for Asia, with plenty of Bonsai trees, carp ponds, pagodas and a moon gate bridge.

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