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.