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Guide to Australian Hawaii resources and organizations plus travel information for Hawaii visitors from Australia. Includes information about Australian hula schools , halau hula, ukulele clubs, Polynesian culture resources, and outrigger canoeing in Australia. Also includes flights from Australia to Hawaii and the contact information for the Hawaii Tourism Office in Australia.

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Hula in Australia
Where to find hula halau, hula performing companies, and hula lessons, and other hula resources in Australia. Includes information abut Atete's Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance Review in Brisbane, the Aloha Hula Hips Hula Company and children's Hawaiian party organizer, and hula schools in Australia.

Outrigger Canoeing in Australia
Information about more then a dozen outrigger canoe clubs and other outrigger canoe organizations in many different parts of Australia. Includes the Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association, the Brisbane Outrigger Canoe Club, the Fraser Coast Outrigger Canoe Club, the Melbourne Outrigger Canoe Club, the Sidney Outrigger Canoe Club, and many others.

Ukulele Clubs in Australia
A guide to Hawaiian ukulele clubs and other ukulele clubs in Australia. Includes information about the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society, the Balmain Ukulele Club, the Gold Coast Ukulele Players, the Hobart Ukulele Group, the Melbourne Ukulele Collective, Ukuleles Canberra, and the North Coast Ukulele Collective.

Hoola Hawaiian Band (Sydney, New South Wales)
Four-piece Hawaiian guitar band based in Sydney Australia that specializes in playing Hapa Haole songs, Hawaiian jazz tunes, and classic songs of Hawaii and Polynesia such as Aloha Oe, Akaka Falls, and Isa Lei. Band members include Graham Griffith on Hawaiian steel guitar, Jenny Griffith on Ukulele, Tony Burkeys on lead guitar and Peter Moloney on bass guitar. The Hoola Hawaiian Band their alter ego the Hokey Carmichaels perform at meetings of the Balmain Ukulele Club and they also perform regularly at venues in Glebe, Marrickville, Tempe, and Balmain.

Marcus Thorn, Australian Tiki Carver (Sydney, New South Wales)
The official Tiki Beat" Web site of Australian tiki carver Marcus Thorn. March was born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Queensland, Australia where he lives today. His tikis are made in the old school Hollywood "Trader Vic" style and every piece is unique. For more information about purchasing or renting a Marcus Thorn tiki send a message to the email address on the home page of his Website.

Sydney Ka Huna Centre (Sydney, New South Wales)
This Sydney massage center offers "ka huna" bodywork, a type of massage also known as lomilomi massage and Hawaiian temple style massage. The center also offers body scrubs, facial treatments, and massage classes. Located on Oxford Street in Paddington. For more information call 02-9358-3777.

Coral Sea Resort Hawaiian Fire Dinner Show (Video) (Whitsundays, Queensland)
Video clip of the Hawaiian Fire Dinner Show at the Coral Sea Resort on Airlie Beach in Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia The performance is called a "Hawaiian show" but it actually features the music and dancing of several different South Pacific cultures. Dinner show guests serve themselves a seafood buffet dinner before moving on to an oceanfront location for the show. For more information about the resort and the dinner show see Coral Sea Resort or call the resort at +61-07-4964-1321.

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Flights Between Australia and Hawaii
In December of 2006, JetStar, the discount airline owned by Quantas, began offering three direct flights a week between Sydney and Honolulu and two direct flights a week between Melbourne and Honolulu. In August of 2007 the Melbourne flights were discontinued because of low seat sales and the number of flights between Sydney and Honolulu was increased from three to five flights a week. At the time JetStar began flying to Hawaii Quantas was operating three flights a week between Sydney and Honolulu and those flights were expected to continue. The United States Department of Transportation. gave its approval for JetStar to operate the flights in August of 2006. Hawaiian Airlines offers three flights a week from Sydney to Honolulu and Air Canada also offer flights between Hawaii and Australia. and in February of 2009 Hawaiian airlines entered into a ticketing agreement with Virgin Blue of Australia to make it easier to book flights from Australia that include both Virgin Blue and Hawaiian Airlines legs. It usually takes about 10 hours to fly from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Hawaii Tourism Office in Australia
Official Web site of the Australian branch of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. Hawaii Tourism Australia is located at 117 York Street in Sydney, Australia and their office can be contacted by phone at +61 (0) 2-9286-8951.

Hawaii Tourism Office in Australia
This Hawaii tourism Web site for visitors from Australia was launched in June of 2005. It includes visa and U.S. entry requirements, and information about family attractions, golfing, weddings, honeymoon,s shopping, cuisine and other information for Hawaii's Australian visitors.

See also:
- Hawaiian Culture Around the World
- Hawaiian Culture on the Mainland USA

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