Encompassing 4,000 tropical acres from the mountains to the ocean, Kualoa Private Nature Reserve, is not only listed on the ‘National Register of Historic Places’, it truly is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Hawaiian islands.
Considered to be Hollywood’s Hawaii backlot, more than 60 movies and TV shows have filmed at Kualoa since the 1950’s. Blockbuster movies include Jumanji; Welcome to the Jungle, Snatched , Pirates of the Caribbean, Kong; Skull Island, 50 First Dates, and more recently Jurassic Park World: Fallen Kingdom. Both LOST and the new version of the classic Hawaii Five-O have filmed at Kualoa each season.
Kualoa Private Nature Reserve is also a working cattle ranch and diversified agriculture/aquaculture farm. It is preserved and managed by a sixth generation family who consider themselves stewards of the land. Kualoa is also considered to be one of the most sacred Hawaiian locations on the island of Oahu and residents are committed to preserving the natural beauty and cultural significance for future generations to enjoy.
Only 22 miles from the hustle and bustle of legendary Waikiki Beach along one of Oahu’s most stunning drives, Kualoa is a haven for the adventurous and die-hard movie fans. Experiences include Jurassic Valley Ziplining, ATV & Raptor tours, horseback and eco-jungle expeditions and, of course, Hollywood movie sites by jeep. If you’re lucky, actual filming might just be taking place whilst you’re there!
Be sure to ask about 'Secret Island.' Overlooking Mokolii Island on the shores of Kaneohe Bay, this slice of Kualoa paradise is an ideal spot to relax in a hammock with a book or take to the water in a canoe or paddle board. Tours depart daily from Waikiki Beach hotels and are suitable for all the family. Please note that Kualoa is extremely popular and early booking is essential.
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