Movie Sites and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch

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 during your tour of scenic Kaaawa Valley. You might even see a shooting in progress!
  • Adult gate price $27.00
  • Child gate price $16.00
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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!

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

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We love the tour

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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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Movie Sites and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch Details

Phone: (808) 237-7321
Address
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Hours
Daily, 7:30am - 5:30pm. Please consult the Kualoa Ranch website for specific tour times.
Note
Free Parking at Visitor Center
Closings
Christmas Day
New Years Day
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Public Transportation
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).

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Present your Go Select Pass at the ticket window for entry. For your convenience, there is free parking at the Visitor's Center.

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