From horseback riding and helicopter tours to surfing and kayaking, visitors to Kahuku, Hawaii, are never bored. To the north is the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, featuring many species native to Hawaii, including the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. To the south is the town of Lai and the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of the largest stores of Polynesian art and where travelers can experience a day in the life of an authentically recreated Hawaiian village.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the closest major airport to Kahuku, just 42 miles from the city center. Charter flights are available to and from the big island of Honolulu, and numerous ferries transport travelers to all of the Hawaiian islands. Those driving can use Highway 83, also known as the Kamehameha Highway, to reach neighboring areas like Kawela Bay and Hauula.
The climate in Kahuku is balmy and temperate, ranging from lows of 60 degrees to highs in the low 80s. Local nightlife consists of Hawaiian BBQ, colorful cocktails and dancing on the beach. Most summer nights have live bands playing at various venues along the coast, and visitors are more than welcome to join in on that night's impromptu parties. If you happen to be in Kahuku in early June, be sure to visit the North Shore Ocean Fest, an annual fundraiser to protect ocean life with music, games and plenty of vendors and activities.