Oahu Ecotourism

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.

Hawaii locals love to eat. And Oahu offers a variety of local comfort foods in off-the-beaten path neighborhoods like Kapahulu, just minutes from Waikiki.
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Stop for a bite to eat at any of Oahu’s trendy eateries and you’re sure to see a note on their menu about locally grown products.
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A worldwide institution, Farmers’ Markets have been around almost as long as farms themselves, and on the island of Oahu, they’re more popular than ever.
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In 1991, 12 Hawaii chefs established Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a culinary movement that inventively blends Hawaii’s diverse, ethnic flavors with the cuisine of the world.
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From Iolani Palace to Pearl Harbor, explore the historic places of Oahu and enrich your vacation to Hawaii.
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From scenic mountain vistas to spectacular beaches, Oahu's landscape is filled with incredible natural beauty.
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