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Kualoa Ranch

49-560 Kamehameha Highway


The Place Known as Kualoa

Kualoa is a family-owned enterprise with a mission to be stewards of this special land. We do this by preserving, protecting and enhancing Hawaii’s natural beauty and culture, while developing recreational and agricultural enterprises compatible with the environment. We care about and wish to communicate our concern and reverence for our natural environment, the unique Hawaiian culture and the sacred history of Kualoa Ranch.

Established in 1850, Kualoa is a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch, spread from the steep mountain cliffs to the sparkling sea. Located on the northeastern side of O'ahu in the Hawaiian countryside, it is 45 minutes from Honolulu. The ranch terrain varies from dense rainforest to broad open valleys and from beautiful white sand beaches to verdant cliff faces. It is truly a paradise for outdoor recreation with many places accessible only by horseback, on an all-terrain vehicle, or by hiking.

If the views look familiar, that’s because Kualoa has been the site of many television shows and Hollywood films such as Jurassic Park, Windtalkers, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, Tears of the Sun and 50 First Dates. TV shows including the old and new Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I. and LOST.

There are two major areas of the property: the northern half including Kaʻaʻawa Valley which contains most of the movie locations, and the southern half that includes Hakipuʻu Valley, the 800-year old Moliʻi fishpond, and Secret Island.
Kualoa is one of the most historically significant destinations on Oʻahu, and in ancient times, one of the most sacred places on the island. Come experience the aloha and special sense of ʻohana (family) that Kualoa employees share.

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