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Hawaii Paradise

Hawaii Paradise

Turn your daydreaming into reality

History, nature, culture, sun and sand - there really is nowhere more idyllic than Hawaii for the perfect holiday destination.  

Laden with world-class beaches, pristine rainforests, and sizzling volcanoes, Hawaii's tropical climate and laid-back Pacific Island atmosphere are just part of what makes this area of the world so special.

This meticulously crafted tour, with hand-selected on-shore Hawaiian expertise, is departing in March, when the Islands see the highest temperatures and the lowest rainfall. 

This trip to paradise has something for everyone, the famous Pearl Harbor, the iconic Jurassic Valley,  epic shopping, amazing food, beaches, and more.

Turn your daydreaming into reality, and book today. 

Limited to only 28 spots, with our two tour guides you will be well taken care of every step of the way.  Settle back, take a sip of your Mai Tai and soak up all that Hawaii has to offer.

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What’s included?
Stunning 4.5 star accomodation
All activities as stated in bold in the itinerary
Flights & all coach transport
2 expert guides
Many wonderful meals as stated in bold in itinerary
Moderate fitness level

Tour highlights


Day 1

Home - Hawaii

Home (March 10th)

If departing from Whanganui, meet at the Whanganui Racecourse for a 12.30pm departure and travel to Palmerston North Airport to catch our flight to Auckland at 3.10pm.

Departing from another destination

For those departing from another destination we will arrange for you to meet the group in Auckland depending on your location.


Once we arrive in Auckland we will  transfer to Auckland International Airport where you’ll have plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before we board our plane at 10:15pm all set for Hawaii! 

Your flight package includes meals and in-flight entertainment throughout and flying through the night means you have a chance to get some rest before we land. 


We land nice and early at 7:45am and make our way through customs - if you feel like a quick snack there will be time at the airport before we meet our local friends at Hawaii Tours! 

Day 2


Hawaii (March 10th - Hawaii Time Zone)

After arriving in the morning once on the bus we will enjoy a City tour to get familiar with our surroundings and settle into the Island way of life before checking into our Hotel nice and early at 2pm or earlier. 

This afternoon you’ll have the chance to rest or head out and explore some more as our superb  accommodation is situated right in the city within walking distance to shops and the beach.

After a relaxing afternoon we are collected as a group from our Hotel and are off to experience the renowned Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise. The Star of Honolulu will carry you beyond Diamond Head and back again.

Enjoy this fun-filled journey along the gorgeous Waikiki coastline with great food, wonderful entertainment, and the best sunset cruise views in Hawaii. The Star sets sail from the historic pier area with a complimentary champagne toast. In fact, two complimentary premium beverages are included in the price of your cruise.

As you watch the sunset over the sparkling waters of Honolulu Bay, you’ll enjoy an array of appetiser selections, including imported cheeses, fresh fruits, and rich shiitake pate, not to be missed along with a sensational buffet meal and incredible entertainment. After an unforgettable evening we head back to our accommodation and rest up for the night.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 3

Hawaii - Pearl Harbour

Hawaii (March 11th - Hawaii Time Zone)

After breakfast we board our coach for one of if not the most popular visitor destination in all of Hawaii is the hallowed grounds of Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbour

The Japanese surprise attack in December of 1941 profoundly changed the

United States and the world. The expansive visitor centre exhibits pay tribute to that infamous day in which the United States entered World War 2 and share a fascinating look back into a bygone era of 1940’s Hawaii and a country at war.

We Board the USS Arizona Memorial and feel the emotions of the solemn reminder of the attacks that struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Peer into the hull of the sunken battleship and view the names of those lost on the Remembrance Wall.

All museum admissions are included with this tour, including a guided deck tour aboard the USS Missouri! Explore the famous battleship, which served in more than 50 years of war and conflicts and is the most celebrated war vessel in United States history. Experiencing these amazing places is sure to create lasting memories and will be a real highlight of our tour.

We head back to our hotel for a chance to relax and enjoy dinner together on-site.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 4

Hawaii - Jurassic Valley

Hawaii (March 12th - Hawaii Time Zone)

After another relaxing evening we wake for breakfast and get ourselves ready for Jurassic Valley.

Jurassic Valley

Hop into an open-air UTV (Ultra Terrain Vehicle) to explore the depths of Kualoa Ranch’s iconic Ka’a’awa “Jurassic’ Valley. We drive along a saddle trail that traverses remote areas and stunning scenery in this lush 1,000-acre valley. The benefit of a UTV is that it allows you to talk to each other inside the vehicle, stop to take photos, and get to some spots the bus can’t access! This tour features something for everyone: famous movie sites, lush jungle and mountain scenery, and a muddy off-road adventure.

You will also have time today to do some more shopping or simply head down and relax at the beach. Your guide will assist you in locating all the ‘hot spots’ so its nice and easy to find your way around. There’s always plenty of entertainment in and around the beach front so its a fabulous spot to put your feet up and really enjoy your time on the island.

We’ll all meet at a designated time and head out for dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 5

Hawaii - Island Tour

Hawaii (March 13th - Hawaii Time Zone)

After another delicious breakfast we are off on the Grand Circle Island Tour.

Grand Circle Island Tour

Our journey begins at the Amelia Earhart Monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean from the slopes of the world-famous Diamond Head Crater, a 100,000-year-old extinct volcanic crater — overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

From here we travel up the spectacular southeast shore of Oahu to experience the stunning natural scenery, white sands, snorkeling sites, turquoise waters, and volcanic cliffs and shorelines of popular sites including Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, From Here to Eternity Beach, Sandy Beach and Makapu’u Lookout. Driving up the eastern side of the island, step into the peaceful Valley of the Temples and marvel at the Byodo-In Temple nestled under the lush Ko’olau Mountains. View the incredible offshore islet of Chinaman’s Hat in Kaneohe Bay andvisit Malaekahana Bay, a favourite site of Oahu residents for beach-going.

Once we explored the Island in all detail its back to accommodation to freshen up before another great dinner together.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 6

Hawaii - Free Day

Hawaii (March 14th - Hawaii Time Zone)

We start the day off with another yummy breakfast.

The day is then yours today to do as you please. Its important to soak up this beautiful Island so we want to give you the opportunity to have another day of adventure or simply do nothing - just relax and enjoy. Your guide can help you  book any extra activities you may like to do - Some options below:

  • Relax or find activities to do on the beach. 
  • Go canoe surfing or jump on a catamaran and sail out for an hour enjoying some Mai Tais and the beautiful view of the Waikiki coast
  • Meet locals at the beach and enjoy some entertainment and jam sessions that start in the early evening and go well into the night
  • Shop til you drop at the Premium Outlet Mall, Ala Moana or Macys.
  • Visit the Cheesecake Factory
  • There are plenty more options we can help you with

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 7

Hawaii - Culture Day

Hawaii (March 15th - Hawaii Time Zone)

After a nice breakfast at the hotel restaurant, today we immerse ourselves in all things culture. This is an experience not to be missed and you will sing and dance (encouraged) your way through a cultural extravaganza like no other.

The Polynesian Cultural Centre is a feast for the senses. A lush retreat into the past, it captures the music, dance, and culture of six Pacific islands: Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Hawaii.

A trip along the winding lagoon brings you to native villages from each of the islands. You’ll learn about war canoes, tiki carving, and exotic dances. Husk a coconut, do the hula and so much more.

As a group we’ll experience the Rainbows of Paradise Long Canoe Pageant with native dancing and music.

We have also secured reserved seating for the spectacular evening show “Ha: Breath of Life”. A magnificent buffet is also included as we dance, sing and hula the night away before being transferred back to our accommodation.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 8

Hawaii - Free Day

Hawaii (March 16th - Hawaii Time Zone)

As this is our last day we’d thought we’d give you some time to relax before we head home. As mentioned before your guide can help you  book any extra activities, transfers or transport options you may need. After a hotel breakfast the day is yours to explore.

We will meet at a designated time for our final group meal together and sign off this magnificent holiday in true Take It Easy style!

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Day 9

Hawaii - Home

Hawaii (March 17th - Hawaii Time Zone)

This morning after breakfast, we will depart from the hotel ready for the 9:30am flight back home to Auckland.


We land at 5:30pm (Monday 18th March) before catching our connecting flight to Palmerston North at 8:20am. You’ll have time to grab a bite to eat as we casually make our way over to the domestic airport.

The bus will be waiting for our transport back to Whanganui. 

*If you are travelling to another destination, your travel arrangements will be made for you in your customised itinerary.

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Meet your tour guide

Jason Granville

After years in the broadcasting industry, Jase hung up his headphones to run Take It Easy Tours. With now over a decade behind the wheel Jason ensures every tour will leave you with a lifetime of memorable expereinces.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I earn Air New Zealanad airpoints on my flights?

Yes, you can earn airpoints with Take It Easy Tours when we are using Air New Zealand flights. All you need to do is get in contact with us and let us know your airpoints number for each time you wish to earn points.

Can you collect me from my door?

Yes, it would be our pleasure. We can arrange for you to be picked up and returned to your front door at the conclusion of any tour.

How about travel insurance?

We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you book your trip. It just puts your mind at ease. Remember to make sure you are covered for and loss of personal possessions, sickness, accidents or travel delays. Feel free to ask us for any tips to make this quick and easy for you.

How active are your tours?

We are called Take it Easy for a reason as we like to do just that. Do as much or as little as you like - after all it's your holiday! However, there is walking and various activities on each tour that require various levels of fitness. Please check with us if you are unsure about anything and relax knowing that there's always another option for you if you would rather miss out on any activity. We always have a back up plan.

I have some dietary requirements?

Please just let us know in advance and we will sort everything for you. Chefs are used to all sorts now when it comes to diet so as long as we know - we’ll have you covered.

What happens if I have to cancel?

Cancellation charges do apply so again we recommend travel insurance. Our cancellation policy is clearly outlined for each tour so make sure you cast your eye over it and please feel free to ask any questions.

What kind of accommodation do we stay in?

Having a good night's rest after a day out touring is very important so we personally choose all of our accommodation. Generally, four star accommodation when available - with all the comforts you need for a relaxed night.

What types of transport do we use?

Our buses are quality touring coaches that are very comfortable and fully air conditioned. They range in size from 19-28 seats ensuring that we can easily access all those secret spots off the beaten track. All vehicles are regularly serviced as your safety is our priority.

Coaches and luggage trailers are always locked and secure but we recommended you take any valuables with you when staying overnight.

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