Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour ... historic photos in the museum

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Godzilla's footprints

GODZILLA left his footprint for you to see

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour 50 First Dates

Many scenes from 50 FIRST DATES filmed here

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour WWII bunker used for new Hawaii Five-0

WWII bunker recently used on the new Hawaii Five-0

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Jurassic Park

Perhaps the most famous movie filmed here

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Jurassic Park

JURASSIC PARK is a favorite stop on the tour

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Jurassic Park

A few JURASSIC PARK dinosaurs went missing on the ranch

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Lost

The incredibly popular LOST was filmed here

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Tear of the Sun

Set from TEARS OF THE SUN starring Bruce Willis

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Windtalkers

Battle scene from WINDTALKERS filmed in dramatic Ka'a'awa Valley

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour Pearl Harbor

Japanese fighter flies over the ranch in PEARL HARBOR

Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour MIghty Joe

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG was filmed here too

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Hollywood loves Kualoa Ranch, which is why it is host to movie site tours! An impressive list of movies and TV shows have been filmed in this scenic area. The majestic cliffs and spires of the Kualoa Mountains, the lush greenery of the Ka’a'awa Valley, the ancient fishponds on the south side of the property, the quintessential view of Chinaman’s Hat (Mokolo’i Island) … all these features and more have attracted production companies and will continue to do so as long as the cameras continue to roll.

Ready for a partial list? Let’s start with the most recent … on September 20th 2010 the NEW Hawaii 5-0 premier’s OPENING SCENE featured a WWII military bunker that is visited on this tour. The walls of this bunker are lined with historic photos of the ranch and scenes from many of the movies that were made here. Look for many more scenes from Hawaii 5-0 to be shot here in the near future! And then there’s the previous hit show LOST … many episodes were shot here including Hurley’s golf course. Fantasy Island … Byrds of Paradise … and who can forget Magnum PI? Let’s move on to the blockbuster movies … Jurassic Park, Tears of the Sun, Mighty Joe Young, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor, You Me and Dupree, George of the Jungle, Windtalkers, 50 First Dates (see also our Sea Life Park page).

The Kualoa Ranch Movie Site Tour is availabe as one of the activities on the Kualoa Experience, which allows participants to enjoy a total of four Kualoa Experience tours and a buffet lunch! There are two types of packages available … the Kualoa Experience and Adventure Packages.

Kualoa Experience

The most popular way to experience the Movie Site Tour is to combine it with three other events of your choice at Kualoa Ranch. The additional experiences include;

  • 4WD Jungle Expedition – journey to upper Kualoa and the Wahi Pana where Ali’i (royalty) once lived.
  • Hawaiian Fishpond and Garden Tour – Oahu’s most well preserved ancient fishponds.
  • Ocean Voyage (not available on Sundays and federal holidays) – Board the 49 passenger catamaran for a tour of Kene’ohe Bay with the view of Mokilo’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat)
  • Secret Island Beach -activities are offered including kayaking, volleyball, stand up paddle boarding, and more!

Schedule: Daily (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day).

Time: 8am to 2:30pm. Hotel pick up starts around 7am and back to the hotel around 3:30pm.

Tour includes: Buffet lunch

Deluxe Adventure Package

Combine the Movie Site tour with ATV Tour and Horseback Tour. This ultimate adventure package includes BOTH 1 hour ATV Tour and 1 hour Horseback Ride combined with another Hawaii Experience event from the list above.

Schedule: Daily (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day).

Time: 8am to 3:45pm. Hotel pick up starts around 7am and back to the hotel around 4:45pm.

Tour includes: Buffet lunch

Restrictions: Minimum age is 16, and maximum weight for horseback riding is 230 pounds.

Kualoa Adventure Package

Combine the Movie Site tour with one of the adventures, Horseback Ride or an ATV Tour, plus one other Hawaii Experience event from the list above.

Schedule: Daily (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day).

Time: 8am to 2:30pm. Hotel pick up starts around 7am and back to the hotel around 3:30pm.

Tour includes: Buffet lunch

Restrictions: Maximum weight for horseback riding is 230 pounds; minimum age is 10, and minimum height is 4’6″. Minimum age for ATV drivers is 16.

General Information
Schedule: No tours on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

GPS: 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744 Click to view map

Restrictions: Minimum age for horseback riders is 10, and minimum height is 4’6″. Maximum weight for horseback riders is 230 pounds. Minimum age for ATV drivers is 16. Signed waiver of liability required for all participants.

What to Bring & Wear: Closed toed shoes like sneakers are required and long pants are recommended for horseback riding and ATV tours.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

CMovie Site Toursruise Ship Passengers

Kualoa Ranch events may be available for cruise ship passengers who are in port for the day in Honolulu. Please call us for details and transportation options.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Kualoa Ranch has some of the most spectacular landscapes in Hawaii … that’s the reason so many of the Hollywood films and TV shows have shot scenes here. If you do a movie site tour at Kualoa Ranch now, years from now you will recognize scenes in future movies that at this moment are nothing more than dreams in the minds of their producers! This area has been and will continue to be a “Mecca” for the entertainment industry for years to come.

The best deal is to do one of their ADVENTURE PACKAGES. This basically gives you the “run of the ranch” for the day and the ability to participate in anything and everything that can be squeezed into one eventful day. The complete list of activities is found above; the most popular events are the horseback riding, ATV tour, and Movie Site Tour. With the full day deluxe adventure package you can do all three of those, along with one other event, and a nice buffet lunch is included too. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is available with these packages.

Please note that if you don’t want to do either horseback riding or the ATV tour, then you should book the Hawaiian Experience instead of the Adventure package since it is less expensive.

ADVENTURE packages have age and weight restrictions for some of the tours and require a signed waiver of liability from all participants. For families with younger children, you will want to sign up for the KUALOA EXPERIENCE as all of these activities are suitable for participants of all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on all activities though..

While it’s a good idea to have in mind the top two or three events that you’d like to do with your package, the selection of the exact tours that you will do is made upon arrival at the ranch. If you are reserved in advance for a package, adequate space is allotted for you to select the specific events you would like on the morning of your tour.

For those utilizing the ranch’s transportation from Waikiki, pickup is between 7am and 7:30am depending on your hotel. Those driving themselves to the ranch for one of the packages should arrive no later than 8:30am.