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Hawaii Environmental Science Tour

Step into paradise and witness the wonders of environmental science first hand in Hawaii. The archipelago of islands are abundant with unique landscapes including volcanos, cloud forests, coral reefs and black sand beaches, just to name a few! On the Hawaii Environmental Science Tour, students will embark on a journey of scientific discovery as they explore natural attractions, learn through educational programs and experience traditional Hawaiian culture.

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9 Days
Highlights
Pacific Tsunami MuseumNational Volcano ParkImiloa Centre for AstronomyPearl Harbor and the USS Arizona MemorialSurfing Lessons at Waikiki Beach
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Perth - Hilo
  • On the move Depart Perth for Hilo with a quick flight change in Honolulu
  • Guided Tour Take a guided tour of and learn about the history of Hilo
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum Visit the Pacific Tsunami Museum and examine the social and economic effects of devastating Tsunamis that have hit Hilo
  • Mokupapapa Discovery Centre Continue onto the Mokupapapa Discovery Centre and learn about the natural science, culture and history of Northwestern Hawaiian Island and surrounding marine environments
Day 2 Hilo
  • National Volcano Park Board the coach to the National Volcano Park for a ranger guided tour and educational program. Home of Kilauea volcano, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, witness the primal process of creation and destruction
  • The Captain Cook Monument Stand in the spot where Captain Cook was killed in 1979, a major landmark on the Kona coast and a beatiful contrast with the natural surroundings
  • Kealakekua Bay Cruise End the day with a cruise on the Kealakekua Bay
Day 3 Hilo
  • Imiloa Centre for Astronomy Explore the connections between Hawaiian cultural traditions and astronomy in a guided tour at the Imiloa Centre for Astronomy. Journey through space and time past spiralling galazies and deep into the origins of the universe in Imiloa’s full-dome planetarium
  • Punalu’u Black Sand Beach Head down to Punalu’u Black sand beach and check out the volcanic sand and green sea turtles
Day 4 Hilo - Honolulu
  • Natural Energy Lab Board the coach to the Natural Energy Lab in the Hawaii Ocean Science & Technology Park (HOST Park), an innovative economic development park that plays a significant role in Hawaii’s growth in ocean energy technologies and sustainable development
  • On the move Re-board your coach to the airport and fly to Honolulu, before heading to your hotel for the night
Day 5 Honolulu
  • Guided Tour Enjoy a full day guided tour starting with Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Visit the Bowfin Submarine Museum, the Pacific Aviation Museum and the United States’ most famous war ship, The USS Battleship Missouri
Day 6 Honolulu
  • Hanauma Bay Learn about the ecology of a coral reef at the Marine Education Centre before snorkeling in the bay for the rest of the day
Day 7 Honolulu
  • Surfing Lessons at Waikiki Beach Take a surfing lesson at the world famous Waikiki Beach
  • Polynesian Cultural Centre Enjoy a traditional dinner at the Polynesian Cultural Centre while watching the Breath of Life show. The show is a symbolic Hawaiian saga of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy featuring Polynesian dance, music and blazing fireknives
Day 8 Honolulu - Perth
  • Depart for home Board your coach and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Perth

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