Got clients looking for some adventure while visiting the Aloha State? Travel Agent breaks down the newest attractions and activities for vacationers looking to explore Hawaii outside of their resort.
The History Room of Ulupalakua on Maui re-opens after undergoing a restoration and historical curation. It now has historical photos, periodicals, journals and a timeline of important milestones in Ulupalakua from 1841 to present covering the plantation, ranching and winemaking eras, and chronicling King David Kalakaua’s visits to the estate.
It’s located inside the MauiWine’s King’s Cottage, former guest cottage of King Kalakaua, known in Hawaiian history as the “Merrie Monarch” and last reigning king of Hawaii. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., admission is free to the public.
KapohoKine Adventures has added three new play-and-stay packages to explore the island of Hawaii. By air, travelers can tour one of the most geologically active landscapes on Earth with the Circle of Fire Helicopter Flight. By land, they can discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure. By sea, guests will explore Hilo Bay with a Private Guided Hilo Bay Kayak Tour or Hilo Coast and Waterfalls Boat Tour. Package prices include a one-night stay at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo, double occupancy.
Outfitters Kauai, one of Hawaii's original adventure tour providers, recently debuted Hawaii’s longest zip line and tallest launching pad. Spanning 4,000 feet with a 50-foot launch pad, the FlyLine Zipline has two side-by-side zip lines that provide an intense, high-speed flight through breathtaking scenery beneath Hinaiuka and the towering peaks of Haupu Mountain Range. Set on the pristine Kipu Ranch, this zip line showcases backdrops featured in blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendants.
The Red Barn Farmstand on Oahu recently announced the debut of a new monthly event series highlighting Hawaii’s farmers and makers of artisanal products.
On Farmers & Friends Fridays, the Barn will offer a special lunch menu showcasing a featured farmer or product vendor. Guests are invited to talk-story with the farmers and makers in the Barn to learn how they farm or how they craft their products, the best ways to use them, recipes and more. The set lunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a starter, main dish, dessert and drink for $25. Through the end of summer, Farmers & Friends Fridays will include an afternoon barbecue, beginning at 1 p.m., and pau hana live music from 4 to 6 p.m.