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.