Polynesian Cultural Center
One of the top HawaiÂ´i attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit Center was created so that the students of nearby Brigham Young University HawaiÂ´i could work their way through college by sharing their island heritage with visitors. The students come from an area that covers approximately 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.
Many South Pacific nations are represented at the Polynesian Cultural Center, where recreated villages, exhibits and hands-on activities highlight eight of them: Samoa, Aotearoa (Maori New Zealand), Fiji, HawaiÂ´i, Tahiti, Tonga and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). At the heart of the PCC experience are the island villages, which offer visitors a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in the customs of each island. Visitors are encouraged to take part in a number of authentic activities, representing everything from island games and crafts to food preparation and war training skills. Visitors will enjoy the AliÂ´i Luau, all-you-can-eat buffets, a canoe pageant, shops, and the worldÂ´s largest evening show are all part of this Oahu attractionÂ´s event filled experience.
With its large lagoon, waterfalls, lush tropical flora, and an "erupting" volcano, the Polynesian Cultural Center captures all the romance and excitement of the South Pacific islands. A visit to this famous HawaiÂ´i attraction represents a chance to travel through Polynesia in a single day, and participate in the celebration of centuries of Polynesian culture no passport required.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Pick up at major points in Waikiki only.
Hours & minutes 12 hours.
Start or opening time Approx. 10:30 h.
End or closing time Approx. 22:30 h.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? A driver. The Ambassador package includes a guided tour.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, there are numerous shops throughout the center.
Content & Specialized items
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Sunscreen is recommended.
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothing with walking shoes.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? Dinner is included in the Ali'i Package and Ambassador Package.
Is there a restaurant at the venue? Yes, there are 5 restaurants in the center.
Are there smoking / non smoking areas? Smoking is designated at certain areas.
Are toilets available? Yes.
What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? Alcohol is not served or allowed on property.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) No.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes.
How much walking is required? (km, meters) The center is 42 acres. Walking is done at the participants own discretion.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? Yes, photography/videography is not allowed at the Horizons night show.