8 Adventurous Things to Do in Oahu Beyond the Beach

Brit + Co

By Lesley Chen

When you think of Oahu, you automatically think of beaches, and for good reason: There are tons of gorgeous ones to be found, from bustling Waikiki to snorkeling haven Hanauma Bay to local surfer spots on the North Shore. But the island also provides visitors plenty of opportunities to find adventure beyond the sun and sand. Here are eight to put on your radar.



2. Hawaiian Legacy Tours: For a truly unique eco-experience that will allow to also give back, take a Hawaiian Legacy Tour at Gunstock Ranch on the North Shore, where you can plant your own legacy tree. The ranch is part of the Hawaii Legacy Reforestation Initiative, an organization whose goal is to restore the natural ecosystem of the island through conservation and reforestation efforts. Take a helicopter, ATV, or horseback tour, and then plant a native koa tree with your own two hands. Each tree is tagged via RFID technology so you can track your tree online and watch it grow over the years. There is also a Legacy Forest located on the island of Hawaii.

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