Oahu Top Activities

Oahu Stats

  • Area: 596.7 sq. miles
  • Rank: 3rd largest Hawaiian Island
  • Highest point: Mount Ka'ala - 4,003 ft
  • Population: 953,207
  • Density: 1,468/sq. miles
  • Flower: Ilima
  • Color: Melemele (yellow)
  • Average Temperature: 75°-85° F.

Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous of the islands in the State of Hawaii. The state capital Honolulu is located on the southeast coast. Including small close-in offshore islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kaneohe Bay and off the eastern coast, it has a total land area of 596.7 square miles making it the 20th largest island in the United States., It is also the most populous island in the Western Hemisphere that neither contains a national capital nor possesses a road or rail connection to a national capital. In greatest dimension, this volcanic island is 44 miles long and 30 miles across. The length of the shoreline is 227 miles. The island is the result of two separate shield volcanoes: Waianae and Koolau, with a broad "valley" or saddle (the central Oahu Plain) between them. The highest point is Mt. Kaala in the Waianae Range, rising to 4,003 feet above sea level.

Oahu is an island of activity. Whether you’re visiting Pearl Harbor, learning to surf in Waikiki, hiking in Waimea Valley, or watching a gorgeous sunset while dining at sea, you’ll find an assortment of activiites to fit your needs.