Hawaii is one of those destinations where travellers return year after year without batting an eye. Paradise awaits on each of its islands. 7Travel spoke to Giselle Radulovic, Country Manager of Hawaii Tourism Oceania, to find out how visitors - repeat visitors and first-timers alike - can get the most out of a Hawaiian holiday, as well as best overall travel tips.

7travel: What are some of your favourite destinations around the world?

Radulovic: When I think about all the travel in my life - and there has been a lot, luckily - I realise that there is a common theme: I love holidays with a bit of adventure and a focus on nature and the outdoors. Some of my all-time favourite destinations have been Patagonia, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica. Last year I went to Uganda & Rwanda to see the mountain Gorillas, which has been on my bucket list for a long time.  At the same time, you can also have an adventure exploring a great city such as New York or Paris. Walking the streets and getting lost along the way is the best way - that’s when you’ll find that standout neighbourhood or restaurant that becomes one of your favourite memories.

That’s what I love about Hawaii. Waikiki has world class nightlife, shopping and dining, but just a short drive away you can find yourself off the beaten path on a quiet beach or in a state park walking in a tropical rainforest. You really get the best of both worlds.

7travel: What is it about Hawaii that keeps visitors returning year after year?

Radulovic: Hawaii is the kind of place that you can visit time and time again and still have things to do to tick off your list. In fact, the repeat visitation to Hawaii for Australians is about 48%. On Oahu alone, there’s so much to explore - you couldn’t possibly do it all in one trip.

Each of Hawaii's six islands offer totally different holiday experiences so if you haven’t ventured past O’ahu then visiting a neighbour island is a must.  There’s everything from volcanoes to rainforests, whale watching and, of course, amazing beaches to explore. There are numerous daily flights between Oahu and neighbour islands and these flights only take 25-40 minutes. I recommend that first-time visitors stay on Oahu first and then visit a neighbour island for a few days for a different perspective.

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