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Located on the windward side of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch is a private nature reserve & cattle ranch. On the ranch's northern half is Ka'a'awa Valley, a popular TV and movie location where Jurassic Park, Lost & Hawaii Five-0 were filmed. The southern half of the ranch is home to Hakipu'u Valley, the 800 year-old Moli'i fishpond and the serene Secret Island beach. Guests can explore the Ranch by ATV or horseback or zipline across their Treetop Canopy, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Kualoa.
One of Oahu’s Historic Places, Kualoa Ranch is one of the most popular of Oahu attractions, operating as a cattle ranch as well as an outdoor playground at the stretch of the Koolau mountains facing the beautiful Kaneohe Bay. Take part in fun and exciting outdoor activities such as Zipline, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, ATV tour, and the Kualoa ranch movie tour.

• Experience outdoor adventures like no other in this 4,000-acre ranch!
• Kualoa Ranch tour groups are usually very small: less than 10 visitors per guide
• Tour packages let you experience multiple tours in one day
• Includes a visitors center with a gift shop as well as Kualoa's own restaurant

The area known today as Kualoa Ranch consists of Kaʻaʻawa Valley and Hakipuʻu Valley, and was one of the most sacred areas on Oahu to ancient Hawaiians between the 13th and 18th century. This area was reserved for royalty to teach their children about tradition and how to govern the land.

Kualoa Ranch was established in 1850 when an American doctor, Gerrit Parmele Judd, bought part of the land from King Kamehameha III. Judd's family had purchased additional land later and total area is brought up roughly 4,000 acres today. They built a sugar mill and started a sugar plantation business in 1863 at the ranch, but faced the occurrence of drought for several years and decided to close the sugar farming business in 1870. You can still see the ruins of the old sugar mill, few walls and a coral brick stacking, along Kamehameha Highway.

While ranching business began in Kualoa in 1900s, during World War Ⅱ the land was occupied by the U.S. military and became Kualoa Airfield in 1941. After the war, the Judd family got the ranch back and in 1974, the entire area was registered in Oahu’s Historic Places listing.

Your Comprehensive Guide to Kualoa Ranch Outdoor Adventures, Cultural Experiences and Jurassic Park Oahu Movie Site Tours
Map of Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch in Oahu is a private nature reserve & cattle ranch founded by Gerrit Parmele Judd, a cabinet minister for King Kamehameha III. This 4000-acre ranch is located on the windward side of Oahu, north of Kaneohe Bay, and features Windward Oahu’s iconic little island Mokolii, also known as Chinaman's Hat, right off the coast. On the ranch's northern half is Ka'a'awa Valley, famous for being where Jurassic Park was filmed, but also a shooting location for other popular TV shows and movies such as Jurassic World, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Hawaii Five-0, LOST and 50 First Dates. Kualoa Ranch has been used for filming more than 79 movies and TV shows. The southern half of the ranch is home to Hakipu’u Valley, the 800 year-old Moli'i fishpond and the serene Secret Island beach. Kualoa ranch has lots of other fun things to do for visitors of all ages on Oahu: here you can experience Hawaiian culture, nature and history by ATV tours or horse riding or zipline across their Treetop Canopy, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Kualoa.

Kualoa Ranch Activities
  Age Duration  
Zipline Age: 6 & up
Weight: 70 lbs+
2.5 hrs Zip through the amazing Kaaawa Valley and glimpse Jurassic Park film locations. No Experience Required.
ATV Solo: 16 & up
Multi: 5 & up
1 - 2 hrs Kualoa Ranch ATV tour will take you to the exciting guided outdoor adventure to the Jurassic Valley! You have choice of Single-passenger or Multi-passenger (UTV). Drive your own ATV and have fun with getting dirt!
Horseback 10 & up 1 - 2 hrs Explore Oahu’s hidden valleys on Koolau mountain range and see 150 year old working cattle ranch on Oahu.
E-Bike Age: 5 & up
Height: 4 ft 6 in+
2 hrs Go on an electric mountain biking adventure from the Visitor Center to the “Jurassic Valley” to see many sections of nature preserve and well-known Hollywood TV shows and movie sites, like Jurassic Park and Jurassic World!
Movie Sites All ages 1.5 - 2.5 hrs Kualoa ranch movie tour is one of the most popular Oahu activities! This guided tour will show you the famous TV shows and movie sites, such as Jurassic Park and Hawaii Five-0 in the ranch which is known as “Hollywood’s Backlot”.
Farm Tour All ages 1.5 hrs Ride the Kualoa Farm Trolley and visit their tropical fruit and flower garden and taste some locally grown fresh fruits. Also you will explore the 1,000 years old ancient Hawaiian fishpond “Moli’i, which is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, to learn Hawaiian aquaculture.
Secret Island All ages 6.5 - 9.5 hrs (Full day)

4 - 7 hrs (Half day)
Visit an ideal Hawaiian paradise, Secret island beach. Spend relaxing time with canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddling and beach volleyball, which are all provided.
Boat Cruise All ages 2 - 2.5 hrs Take a catamaran cruise on Kaneohe Bay along the coast of Kualoa Ranch with beautiful Hokulea Beach and iconic island of Windward Oahu, Chinaman's Hat.
Kayaking 10 & up 2 hrs Escorted Kayak Adventure Tour. Kayaking downwind from Kualoa to Kaneohe Bay.
Helicopter Flight Variable 40 mins flight + activities Take a helicopter from Kalaeloa Airport to Kualoa Ranch. You’ll get the opportunity to see major landmarks of Oahu, such as Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, and Hanauma Bay on the way to Kaaawa Valley.
Jungle Jeep Expedition 3 & up 1.5 hrs Ride on the Jeep and get into Hakipuu rainforest where movie scenes of Jurassic World, Kong Skull Island and Jumanji were filmed.
*Combo and all-inclusive tours also available

Free facilities in Kualoa Ranch & things to do with kids
Kualoa Ranch & Kaaawa Valley • Kualoa History Hall: An on-site museum exhibit artifacts about the history and legacy of Kualoa Ranch and the Gerrit Parmel Judd family, the original founders of Kualoa Ranch.
• Judd Theater: A theater where you can watch a short documentary about operations and the history of Kualoa Ranch.
• Petting Zoo: There are some farm animals, such as goats, potbelly pigs, tortoises, a donkey, a macaw, ostrich, a llama, a calf, and a pony that you can get close and pet.
• Sculpture Garden: A garden where has art displayed and you can overlook beautiful Mokolii island (Chinaman’s hat).

When to Visit
Year Round! There's never a bad time to visit Kualoa Ranch! Tours like horseback riding and ATV excursions could be more fun in the rain and mud, but if you'd like a drier climate, visit in the summer months between May and October. The winter, while often more wet, is also much cooler for outdoor activities.

Pro Tip
Since most of Kualoa ranch tours are limited for small number of guests, many activities sell out in a week. If you plan to visit Kualoa, it recommended to book your tour ahead of time, at least one week earlier than your planned day in advance.

Getting there from Waikiki
Kualoa is a working cattle ranch that offers horseback rides • Most tours also provide transportation to and from Waikiki.
• By car : Head north on Ena Rd toward Ala Moana Blvd. Then drive the H-1 west to HI-63 North and follow HI-83 along Kahekili Highway. After you reached the villedge of Kahalu’u, keep driving about 10 minutes and you will see the sign indicate to the entrance to the Kualoa Ranch. It takes about 45 mins to 1h from Waikiki.
ADDRESS: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744
• By Honolulu City Bus : Take any of TheBus #8, #19, #20, #23 or #42 to Ala Moana Center. Transfer to the bus #55 to Kualoa Ranch. TheBus stops right in front of the ranch, which also includes a spacious parking lot. It takes about 1.5hrs-2 hrs depending on the stops it takes. One way fare is $2.75. You can also purchase One day pass for $5.50.

Jurassic Park log at Kualoa Ranch's movie sites tour Q: What does “Kualoa” mean?
A: Kualoa means “long back” in Hawaiian, as the ranch has soaring peaks and beautiful deep valleys.

Q: Is there a place to keep belongings while out on a tour?
A: Yes, you can rent lockers with a $5 deposit for all day use.

Q: I can’t join the zipline, but can I still watch my family/friends doing the zipline?
A: All the applicants will take the shuttle to the zipline base camp. There are limited space on the shuttle and accompanies won’t be able to ride the shuttle. However, there are Petting Zoo, Cafe, Gift shop and other facilities you can wait for your family and friends.

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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    Jump in a multi-passenger off-road UTV that accommodates up to 5 passengers, venture across the iconic Jurassic Valley and visit famous Hollywood film locations. Kualoa Ranch ATV tours are one of the top things to do in Oahu.

    From USD94.19

    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Experience the scenic natural beauty of Kualoa Ranch on a guided horseback ride tour. Expert horse wranglers will ensure you a safe and fun ride through the iconic Ka'a'awa Jurassic Valley. Morning and afternoon tours available daily.
    Meal Provided

    From USD94.19

    1.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Explore Hawaii’s Hollywood backlot on Kualoa Ranch’s Movie set tour! Visit film sets used in famous Hollywood movies and TV shows such as LOST, Hawaii Five-0, 50 First Dates, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Godzilla, Mighty Joe Young and many more.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Enjoy a Treetop Canopy Zipline Tour at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu’s most popular zipline tour! Zoom across 7 thrilling lines soaring above the iconic Jurassic Valley, see famous Hollywood film set locations. A safe & fun adventure for friends and families.


    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Enjoy an amazing full-day Kualoa Ranch experience pass with a tour of famous Kualoa movie sites (including a tour of the Jurassic Park set in Hawaii), an off-road jungle expedition and a genuine Oahu farm tour with delicious tastings!
    Meal Provided

    From USD51.26

    2 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the iconic Kualoa Jurassic Valley on a leisurely e-Bike tour. Visit Hollywood movie and TV filming sights. Electric motor assisted mountain bikes are great for riders of all skill and fitness levels.

    From USD80.58

    1.5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Enjoy a fun day at a secluded beach in Kaneohe Bay. enjoy swimming, kayaking, stand up paddling or just relax on a hammock amidst the beauty of Kualoa Ranch.

    From USD51.26

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Relax on a Kaneohe Bay catamaran cruise along the coast of Kualoa Ranch and enjoy incredible views of the famous Chinaman's Hat and Hokulea Beach.


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Venture from the shores of famous Kualoa Ranch on a 2 hour escorted kayak adventure and paddle downwind on the blue waters of Kaneohe Bay. See famous landmark, Chinaman’s hat, and stop at a secret sandbar for some incredible picture opportunities.

    From USD118.27

    2.5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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