Must-Do’s in Hawaii for the Nature Lover
Love nature? You’ll love Hawaii. Every island here has something for those who enjoy being outdoors, whether that’s hiking, biking, sunbathing, exploring or swimming. With average temps between 75 and 80, the weather is ideal to partake in anything outdoors, so get out there and take in all that Mother Nature has to offer!
Take in a Sunrise/Sunset
You can do this on one of the beaches, or you can take off on an adventure to enjoy these special times of day. One impressive way to enjoy the sunrise/sunset is atop the famed Haleakala Volcano in Maui, which towers 10,000 feet above sea level. The summit experience will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. And getting there’s half the fun: the winding country drive is breathtaking in and of itself, plus once you break through the clouds, you can snuggle up at the summit. Yes, it does get chilly this far up so don’t forget the sweatshirts and blankets.
Go For a Hike
To get some unreal scenic views, all you have to do is go on a hike. The adventure getting there is much of the fun as you hike through lush rainforests, seeking out waterfalls, hidden rivers and coves. Iao Valley in Maui as part of the Road to Hana features the impressive Pipiwai Trail, spanning four miles of bamboo forest, banyan trees and the beautiful Waimoku Falls. This 400-foot waterfall will make you never want to leave. In Waikiki, don’t miss Diamond Head, an extinct volcano that spans 3,500 in diameter with a more than 750-foot summit. The famed Diamond Head crater is well worth the moderate climb to get there.
Ride a Horse
To experience everything beautiful about Hawaii, particularly Oahu, you can get unparalleled ocean and mountain views when you visit stables on the North Shore. You’ll be treated to escorted horseback rides that meander through the lush forests, ranches, beaches and orchards that make up the beauty of these islands. There’s nothing like experiencing the beauty of Hawaii than on the back of a majestic horse. Expect most rides to be about an hour or two; however, some stables offer all-day excursions. It’s wise to wear long pants and a light sweatshirt if you’ll be riding up the mountainside, as it gets cool in the higher elevations.
To witness the abundant and colorful fish life in Hawaii, one only has to grab their snorkel gear and get out there. Don’t miss Molokini Crater off Maui’s south coast. This designated State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District is the perfect place for the nature lover. The waters are calm and clear, offering distinct unmatched views of flourishing marine life.
With so many things to see and do in nature on Hawaii, you will have plenty of time and resources to explore the abundance of natural life outdoors on vacation, especially when you take a guided tour through Hoku Hawaii Tours. This way, you won’t miss out on any of the highlights!