An important value for Native Hawaiians and Hawaii locals is the idea of “malama aina” or to care for the land. On Oahu there are a variety of activities visitors can explore to see how Hawaiians of the past worked the land and how locals today are keeping Hawaii more sustainable for generations to come.
Take an Oahu farm tour and learn about the farm-to-table process that is such a vital part of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Explore one of Oahu’s botanical gardens featuring native Hawaiian plants and tropical flowers. The Honolulu Botanical Gardens feature five diverse sites on Oahu to explore. During winter, from December through May, you can also go on a whale watching tour off of Oahu’s southern coast to learn about humpback whales and their annual visit back to Hawaii’s warm waters.