Named one of America's top 10 Movie Site Tours, the Kualoa Movie Sites and Ranch Tour takes you on a tour of parts of the Ranch 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. This popular tour 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, which is owned by Kualoa Ranch.
Once sacred land to the ancient residents of Oahu, this area housed the revered drums of Kapahuula. In the 19th century, the land was inhabited by Gerrit P. Judd physician and missionary, who began a sugar plantation there, to be 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 have viewed Kualoa as an optimal location for World War II films such as Pearl Harbor.
The Kualoa Movie Sites & Ranch Tour takes visitors through this “backlot of Hawaii” in Kaawa Valley to see the actual filming locations for the aforementioned films. 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 hit television series Hawaii 5-0! You will also have the chance to see breathtaking views of Mokolii Island (Chinaman's Hat), Kaneohe Bay, and the most popular surf spots on Oahu! The tour lasts approximately one hour, and affords visitors a unique opportunity to see some of the most stunning, and most videotaped, areas of Oahu!
Present your Pass at the ticket window for entry. For your convenience, there is free parking at the Visitor's Center.