Explore remote and rugged Hakipuu Valley in a Swiss Pinzgauer Jeep, courtesy of the Kualoa Ranch Jungle Tour! Hakipuu Valley was once the property of Queen Kalama, and is now preserved and protected from development. Take a 1-hour tour across the beloved area; one of the property’s 3 “ahupuaa” (ancient self-sufficient land divisions running from the mountains to the sea). On your visit, you may very well recognize the scenery around you from such films and television shows as 50 First Dates¸ Lost, Hawaii 5-0, and even Jurassic Park!
Kualoa Ranch is partially maintained by Kualoa's Stewardship Dept. under a federal Fish & Wildlife grant and is home to many native Hala, Ohia, Koa and Kukui trees as well as the Cyanea Truncata-a species that was thought to be extinct until it was found on top of the mountain! Once inhabited by the Kahuna members of Hawaiian society who served as advisors to Kualoa’s resident royalty, the ranch acreage includes a lush valley, natural streams and mountains with beautiful ocean views of the ancient fishpond. You will also see an island referred to as “Chinaman's Hat” for its resemblance to the straw hats worn by Chinese immigrants.
The Kualoa Ranch Jungle Tour, which is fully-guided and narrated, takes you via 6-wheel-drive jeep to a restored loi (Hawaiian taro patch planted along natural springs). Your 1-hour back-country adventure rumbles along jungle trails, safely crosses desolate stream beds, and powers you up steep jungle hills as you sit in awe of the native wildlife and scenery that has brought thousands through for tours, and has been used in countless Hollywood movie scenes. You will find yourself in secluded and beautiful spots overlooking the dramatic windward coastline of Oahu, as well as an 800 year-old Hawaiian fishpond! The tour ends with an optional hike to the top of a ridge with breathtaking views of the Kualoa Ranch property.
Experience the raw beauty of Oahu with a guide you can trust—Kualoa Ranch has earned its reputation as one of the top tourist attractions in Oahu and you’ll soon understand why the land is considered to be among the most beautiful on the island! Please note that due to bumpy terrain, this tour is not appropriate for children under the age of 3.
Present your pass at the ticket window for admission.