The Place Known as Kualoa
Established in 1850, Kualoa is a 4,000-acre Private Nature Reserve as well as a working cattle ranch with more than 500 head of cattle, stretching from the steep mountain cliffs to the sparkling sea. Located on the northeastern side of Oahu in the Hawaiian countryside and along the white sandy shores of Kaneohe Bay, it is just 24 miles from Honolulu. The reserve 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, it’s because the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve has been the site of many television shows and Hollywood films such as Jurassic World and 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 have also been filmed at Kualoa. It has become known as Hollywood’s “Hawaii Backlot”, and been seen by more than half a billion people in all the movies over the past 50 years!
There are two major areas of the property: the northern half which includes Kaʻaʻawa Valley, nick-named “Jurassic Valley” and containing most of the movie locations, and the southern half that includes Hakipuʻu Valley, an 800-year old ancient Hawaiian fishpond, and our own “Secret Island” secluded beach.
The Kualoa Private Nature Reserve is one of the most historically significant areas on Oʻahu, and in ancient times, it was one of the most sacred places on the island. Come experience the aloha and special sense of ʻohana (family) that Kualoa employees share. Your patronage helps keep the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve sustainable so that we can keep it undeveloped and preserved for future generations to enjoy and explore.
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