kualoa ranch movie tour

Hollywood Movie Sites & Ranch Tour


Kualoa Ranch on Oahu's east shore is a popular visitor attraction. The working cattle ranch is located in one of the most beautiful spots of Oahu – at the foothills of the lush Ko'olau Mountains with views of the ocean. Many Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed here, including Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Along Came Polly, Godzilla and LOST. The ranch offers a fun guided movie tour that takes you to some of these filming locations. Along the way you'll travel in a vintage school bus and enjoy plenty of great photo opportunities.

Tour Highlights:

  • See filming locations of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows
  • Filming sites you may see: Godzilla, Windtalkers, Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Battleship, Hawaii Five-O and LOST
  • Great photo opportunities of beautiful Ka'a'awa Valley
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Where and When:

If you select transportation, you will be given one of the below pick ups that are closest to you:

Pick up at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (outside the entrance on Paoakalani St) at 7:15am.
Pick up at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel (at Aloha Landing bus depot) at 7:30am.
Pick up at the Modern Honolulu (outside front entrance on Hobrone Lane) at 7:45am.

Please arrive to your pick up location 15 minutes early for these departure times.

All return transportation will be leaving Kualoa Ranch at 3:15pm.

Drive Out

Kualoa Ranch is only 45 minutes from Waikiki. Take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike Highway, Route #63. Proceed up the Likelike Highway and through the Wilson Tunnel. Descend towards Kaneohe town and exit onto Kahekili Highway, Route #83, heading north. Continue along Kahekili Highway - note that the road becomes Kamehameha Highway as you pass the historic "Hygienic Store" in the village of Kahalu'u. In about 10 minutes you will see signs indicating you are approaching the Kualoa Ranch entrance which will be on your left as you round the curve past Mokoli'i Island (Chinaman's Hat).
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beginning September 13, in compliance with State restrictions, proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of visiting Kualoa Ranch will be needed if entering our Visitor Center Caf or Gift Shop. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.

All guests must attend a briefing and sign a liability waiver before tour begins.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at check in to sign the liability waiver.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult on all tours.

Please contact us if anyone in your party has special needs.
Special Notes:
Kualoa Ranch Health and Safety Guidelines:
In accordance with current state of Hawaii COVID-19 regulations, all guests are required to wear a face covering (face mask, bandana, face gaiter, etc) while indoors. Children under 5 years old are exempt. Face masks are available for purchase at the Kualoa Ranch Visitor Center if you need one.
In accordance with current state of Hawaii COVID-19 contact tracing protocols, one person in each party of up to 10 guests will be required to provide first & last name, email address, and phone number to assist in contact tracing should it become necessary.
Operation Days:
Closed on 12/25 and 1/1
1.5 hours
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