Oahu Movie Site Tours
No tours on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Hollywood loves Kualoa Ranch! 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! Round trip transportation is available for this pass for $10 per participant. There are two types of packages available ... the Kualoa Experience and Adventure Packages.
KUALOA EXPERIENCE: Combine your Movie Site Tour with three other events of your choice: The additional experiences include a 4WD jungle expedition, Hawaiian fishpond and garden tour, legends and legacy tour, ocean voyaging. (ocean voyaging not available on Sundays and fed. holidays), as well as Secret Island Beach where a host of activites are offered including kayaking, volleyball, stand up paddleboarding, and more! A buffet lunch at the visitor's center is included! The rate is $99 for adults and $59 for children (ages 3 through 12). Dates in 2015 will be $10 higher. Round trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is available for $10 per participant.
ADVENTURE PACKAGES: include all the tour options of the Hawaiian Experience, plus Horseback Riding and ATV Tour as additional options! Closed toed shoes like sneakers are required and long pants are recommended for horseback riding and ATV tours.
DELUXE ADVENTURE: ATV tour, horseback riding, and two other Hawaii experience tours listed above. The rate is $169 and the minimum age for ATV is 16. ($209 for dates in 2015) Round trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is available for $10 per participant.
ADVENTURE: Either Horseback Riding or ATV tour, plus three of the Hawaii experience tours listed above. The rate is $139 for adults and $79 for children (ages 10 and 11). Rates for dates in 2015 will be $10 higher. Round trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is available for $10 per participant.
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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.
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 FULL DAY DELUXE 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 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 this package.
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 HAWAII EXPERIENCE PASS 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 8am depending on your hotel. Those driving themselves to the ranch for one of the packages should arrive no later than 8:30am.