Kualoa Ranch Movie Site Tour

A $36.65 value - Included with your Go Oahu Card!

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Your Go Oahu Card is valid for ONE of the following Kualoa Tour's per day: Ancient Fishpond Tour, Jungle Tour, Voyaging Catamaran, Movie Sites Tour, OR the Secret Beach Tour.
Gate Prices Adult $36.65
Child (3-12) $26.18
  • Takes about 1½ hrs
  • Reservations required
  • Leeward,Windward,& North Shore
  • (808) 237-7321

Many popular movies and TV shows have been filmed on the beautiful island of Hawaii, and you can experience the scenery first-hand on the Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour. Are you a fan of Hawaii-Five-0 or Lost? How about Jurassic Park or Pearl Harbor? See where these and other popular TV shows and movies have been filmed in scenic Kaaawa Valley. You might even get to see filming in progress!

Named one of America's top 10 Movie Site Tours, the Kualoa Movie Sites and Ranch Tour takes you to where many blockbuster movies and television series have been filmed over the years, including: Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-0, Lost, Off the Map, Battleship, and Pearl Harbor. The popular Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour also includes a stop at the oldest sugar mill on the island of Oahu, the chance to check out a World War II bunker with a photo exhibit from various movie productions, and stunning views of the beautiful Kaaawa Valley.

The Kualoa Movie Sites & Ranch Tour takes visitors to the highly- recognizable Kaaawa Valley, also known as “the backlot of Hawaii”, to see the actual filming locations of many well-known movies and TV shows. You’ll see Godzilla’s footprints, the battleground from Windtalkers, and multiple locations from Lost and 50 First Dates. Keep your eyes peeled for current filming action as well…you may just see a take being shot for the hit television series Hawaii 5-0!

On the Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour, you will also have the chance to see breathtaking views of Mokolii Island, Kaneohe Bay and the most popular surf spots on Oahu! The tour lasts approximately one hour, affording visitors a unique opportunity to see some of the most stunning areas of Oahu!

In the 19th century, the land was inhabited by Gerrit P. Judd, a physician and missionary who began a sugar plantation that was later operated by his son-in-law, Samuel Garner Wilder. Judd was also deemed a trusted advisor and cabinet minister to King Kamehameha III of Hawaii (1813-1954).

The land was also the site of Kualoa Airfield during World War II, a vital training ground used by the 28th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, and the 18th Fighter Group, which operated the famous Curtiss P-40 Warhaw/Kittyhawk attack planes. It is only appropriate, then that Hollywood production companies saw Kualoa as an optimal location for World War II films such as Pearl Harbor.

Once sacred land to the ancient residents of Oahu, Kaawa Valley was home to the revered drums of Kapahuula. The 4,000-acre cattle ranch was established in 1850, and the terrain varies from stunning white sand beaches to lush rainforests, open valleys to jutting cliffs.

The Kualoa Ranch is a family owned enterprise, and they consider it their personal mission to preserve and protect the land's natural beauty and resources.

Getting In

Check in at the ticket office located behind the visitor center, next to the horse stable.


Reservations are required. Space is often limited. Please call (808) 237-7321.


Daily, 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
Please consult the Kualoa Ranch website for specific tour times.


Christmas Day
New Years Day


Free Parking at Visitor Center


49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Driving Directions

Kualoa is just 45 minutes from Waikiki. Take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike Highway, Route #63. Proceed up the Likelike Highway and through the Wilson Tunnel. Descend towards Kane'ohe town and exit onto Kahekili Highway, Route #83, heading north. Continue along Kahekili Highway - note that the road becomes Kamehameha Highway as you pass the historic "Hygienic Store" in the village of Kahaluau. In about 10 minutes you will see signs indicating you are approaching the Kualoa entrance which will be on your left as you round the curve past Mokoli'i sland (Chinaman's Hat).

Reviews for Kualoa Ranch Movie Site Tour

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Fantastic Time
By Kiki and the kids from snoqualmie, wa on
Must-see attractions included, Friendly Staff
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Movie Site and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

My daughters and I went on this tour when it first opened. Needless to say it was inexpensive then, but I would pay to do it again. Our tour guides were great, interactive and just a kick in the butt! Not sure how much is the same, but either way, the friendly people at the ranch will make it worth the while!

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[3 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Thank you Cowboy for the tour
By Belle746 Verified Reviewer from San Diego, Ca on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Movie Site and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

We love the tour

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[35 of 36 customers found this review helpful]

A great day
By Bill Brasher Verified Reviewer from Vancouver on

Comments about Smart Destinations Movie Site and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

We actually did the bonus of the 1/2 day at Kualoa which included the movie site tour and secret beach and a show and dinner. The movie site tour was a blast...who knew so many shows were filmed at one location. You could pick out scenes from movies like Jurasic park...really a great day. The guides were funny and knowledgeable and we took some great photos.

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