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June 22-23 Oahu Windward Coast and Byron Bay

TURTLE BEACH TO WAIKIKI TO BYRON BAY

sunny 29 °C

The drive down the windward coast on highway 83 is a treat - beautiful unspoilt bays and beaches and soaring peaks rising almost vertically from the the narrow coast road. There didn't appear to be any hotels but you might be able to get a B&B or rent a small shack for a week or two

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The least said about Waikiki the better, but we did have good views from our room in the Royal Hawaiian - we had booked a room in the old deco part of the hotel but were "upgraded" to the horrible new wing. However, the Mai Tai Bar on the beach is great place to waste an evening

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And if your stuck in Waikiki and need a good veggie burger, go to Veggie Star Natural Foods, just off the main street

Saturday the 23rd were the final flights back to Australia and home, Ken to Perth, me to Byron Bay. We used Star Taxis Hawaii to get to the airport - a good service for $28 total for 1 to 4 passengers. We flew in Jetstar Business (Starclass) for $999 one-way to Sydney - it's not business class, premium economy at best but the flight was comfortable enough (10 hours) though I really wish that all airlines would stop allowing infants to travel in business class

Posted by kforge 20:59 Archived in USA

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