7 Day Oahu Itinerary: Things To Do On The Windward Side of Oahu, Hawaii

I still find it hard to believe that Hawaii is one of the American States.  It sounds silly but it honestly feels like a million miles away from mainland USA!  (With my Green Card I could technically live in paradise!!)  If you’re looking for things to do in Oahu, in this post I share a whole range of things that I squeezed into a 1 week trip!  Oahu is small enough to be able to see a good amount of the island in just a short time.  We hired a car for half of the week to explore the parts of the Windward side of Oahu, allowing us to get out of the city and appreciate the quieter parts of the island!

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5 Oahu Beaches You Should Add To Your Bucket List!

If you book a trip to Hawaii, there’s a high chance that you’ve obviously got beaches on your mind and there are certainly plenty to choose from!  My week in Oahu felt a bit like a beach crawl, jumping in for a swim at every given opportunity!  In this post, I share with you 5 of the best beaches in Oahu and give you some tips for visiting!

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Oahu, Hawaii – Outrigger Canoe Experience

One of the cool parts of travelling is being able to experience things that are part of the culture you are visiting.  Before I went to Hawaii, a neighbour recommended us to have a go on an Outrigger Canoe while visiting Oahu.  Outrigger Canoes are similar to a narrow dug out canoe but with a giant stabiliser on one side.  In Polynesian cultures as well as a method of transport, they are used in racing too!

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Oahu Waterfall Hikes: Waimea Falls, Hawaii

There are a few different waterfalls in Oahu, however some of them can’t be seen year round, as it depends on things like rainfall (*did you know* Uluru/Ayers Rock actually has waterfalls after heavy rains but then they’ll dry up!).  One of my favourite experiences in Hawaii was swimming in Waimea Falls!  There’s an easy hike through the Waimea Valley to reach the falls too.

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