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    Kualoa Is Known As “the Backlot Of Hawaiʻi”

Film and Television at Kualoa

Kualoa is known as “the Backlot of Hawaiʻi.” For decades, Kualoa has maintained it’s dominance among top film and TV production locations that offers the rich beauty of Hawai‘i in a quiet and secluded setting. Only 45 minutes from Honolulu Airport and harbor shipping facilities, Kualoa is easily accessible.

The rich beauty of Hawai‘i in a quiet and secluded setting.

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TV and Film Productions

Some of the many productions that have utilized Kualoa locations include:

FILM

  • Mister Roberts (1955)
  • In Harm’s Way (1965)
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
  • The Karate Kid II (1986)
  • Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler (1990)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
  • Escape From Atlantis (1996)
  • George of the Jungle (1997)
  • Mighty Joe Young (1998)
  • Krippendorf’s Tribe (1998)
  • Godzilla (2000)
  • Pearl Harbor (2001)
  • Windtalkers (2002)
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)
  • Along Came Polly (2004)
  • Fifty First Dates (2004)
  • You, Me & Dupree (2006)
  • Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007)
  • Heatstroke (2008)
  • You May Not Kiss the Bride (2011)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
  • Battleship (2012)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Snowden (2016)
  • Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Snatched (2017)
  • Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle , early 2018
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

TELEVISION

  • Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982)
  • Hart to Hart (1984)
  • Hawaiian Heat (1984)
  • Island Sons (1986)
  • Blood & Orchids (1986)
  • Dolly – My Hawaii (1988)
  • Raven (1992)
  • The Byrds of Paradise (1994)
  • E.R. (2002)
  • Warriors, Episode 10 Islands of Blood (2009)
  • Off the Map (2011)
  • Last Resort (2012)
  • Amazing Race (2012)
  • Amazing Race France (2012)
  • The Biggest Loser, Episode 1312 (2012)
  • Amazing Race Israel (2017)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (1968-1980)
  • Magnum P.I. (1980-1988)
  • Tour of Duty (1987-1988)
  • Jake and the Fatman (1988-1992)
  • Island Son (1989-1990)
  • One West Waikiki (1994-1996)
  • Fantasy Island (1998-1999)
  • North Shore (2004-2005)
  • LOST (2004-2010)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2010-present)

CONCERTS & MUSIC VIDEOS

  • The Big Mele Festival (1993)
  • Carlos Santana: Far East & Hawaii Tour (1994)
  • The Big Mele Festival (1996)
  • The Big Mele Festival (1998)
  • Surf & Roots Festival (2007)
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships (2012)
  • Halsey – New Americana (2015)

For assistance, please contact our Film Office or for on-site services see Production Support and Catering Services.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
  • Yeah, this was a good choice!

    My son and I are huge Jurassic Park fans so there was no way that we were going to miss the opportunity to see some filming locations from that movie and other major films and tv series! Skull Island, Lost, Hawaii 5-0, King Kong and Jurassic World are just a few of the other filming sites we were able to see.

    Econjerti

  • Movie Tour was fun with surreal sceneries!

    First stop was the WW2 bunker which ended up hosting a lot of films. We also saw Mr Miyagi’s Home in Karate Kid which was beautiful.

    Li-lynn

  • Kualoa Ranch – A Must for Film Lovers!

    My Girlfriend and I took a trip to the Island in April 2017, and we booked ourselves on a tour package. I forget the package name, but it consisted of a guided truck tour of the jungle, a ATV guided tour around the valley, and a Film Tour around the old war bunkers and the Valley once again.

    Nick Ridd

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