My Town: Honolulu

26 January 2016
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When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!

We asked Catherine Toth Fox, journalist and blogger @thedailydish, for her insider scoop on Honolulu including where to eat, drink and play, along with a cool local tip.


Mud Hen Water – Think classic local fare served on small plates. Try the cold ginger rabbit with puffed rice or a kimchi omelette with fried pig skin and shallot ketchup.


Pint + Jigger – With 20 brews on tap and a tempting raft of handcrafted cocktails (many of which feature local ingredients), this gastropub is a local favourite. It does a great happy hour, too.


Aiea Loop Trail – This easy roughly eight-kilometre hike winds along the ridge of Halawa Valley, showcasing views of Oahu’s southern coastline from Pearl Harbor to the Waianae Range.

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Day Trip

Ka‘ena Point – The end of Farrington Highway is the westernmost point of the island – and the site of one of the last intact dune ecosystems among the main Hawaiian Islands.

Secret Tip

Insider info – Hiding on busy King Street, The Little Oven is a special dessert shop that enjoys a devoutly loyal following, mostly because of its unpredictable edible creations!

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to Honolulu.

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