Hawaii means luaus, and some of the best and most authentic luaus in the Pacific are staged at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center highlights the Polynesian cultures of many island people, including Hawaii, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti. Tour re-created villages then settle in to be wowed by the theatrical spectacle of the center’s live cultural shows.
Watch a canoe pageant on the lagoon, taste the Polynesian flavors of an all-you-can-eat buffet luau, and stay on for the evening show of music, dance, theater and legend.
There are heaps of fun activities for children at the center. Get the lowdown on how to crack a coconut successfully, learn how to twirl poi balls, get a washable Maori tattoo and learn how to bowl Hawaiian style.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is in Laie, on Oahu’s scenic north-east coast. It’s around 38 miles (61 km) north of Waikiki. Rent a car and drive here in around 70 minutes, or arrange a Viator tour that includes free transport.
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Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center and North Shore of Oahu along with other attractions on this comprehensive day tour from Waikiki. You’ll learn about the ... Read more
Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)