Kualoa Ranch Tours
Zip-lines, Hiking, Horseback Riding, ATV Tours, Movie Tours & More
Visiting Kualoa Ranch Is A Must Do!
This is an amazing valley on the island of Oahu which is home to some of the most famous sites you have ever seen on TV or in the movies. This classic location nicknamed “Jurassic Valley” has been the filming site of the blockbuster films like Jurassic Park, King Kong, Hawaii 5-0 to local new treasure-hunt movies like Finding Ohana. Here on the ranch you can do Jurassic Park movie tours, take a jungle expedition, go on a UTV ride, soar through the canopy on a zip line, take a mountain bike around the trails or even enjoy a nice long horseback ride. Choose 2 or more options to make a full day of it.
Drive yourself to Kualoa Ranch or choose pickup in Waikiki. Transportation provided by Kualoa Ranch is a round-trip service with a 7:45 to 8:15 AM pickup in Waikiki and return at 1:00, 3:30 or 5:50PM. If you choose to do two tours please make sure the second activity will end prior to 4:30pm.
Kualoa Ranch is located on the leeward side of Oahu. The land was a gift from the king to his doctor who used it for a variety of purposes including as a working ranch which it has been since 1850. Today, you can enjoy the rich history, exploring the movie sites, the World War II bunkers, the ranchlands, and the fun activities available on this 4000-acre private preserve.
The pristine nature of the area is what attracts visitors and filmmakers alike. The valley has been home to many fabulous creatures including King Kong. Remnants of the movie site Skull Island can still be found hidden in the landscape. A great way to explore the valley is to take the popular ATV tours. Your guide will take you up into areas only the lucky few have seen.
You can spend the whole day at the ranch and not see everything. One area that many guests miss that should be on your bucket list is a visit to Secret Island. This private beach is a great place to get away from the crowds, enjoy some water-sports and really soak in the beauty of this side of Oahu. You wonʻt be disappointed. Itʻs accessible from a short jeep and canoe ride, which is fun as well. On the way to Secret Island Beach you will come across a variety of movie sites that will transport you to a whole new reality.
After exploring all around Kualoa, take a moment to enjoy the gift shop which has some of the best movie tour-themed toys, oddities, clothing, and gifts for everyone.
What is Kualoa Ranch?
Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch located on the northeastern side of Oahu, Hawaii. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its breathtaking landscapes, cultural heritage, and diverse outdoor activities.
What is the history of Kualoa Ranch?
Kualoa Ranch dates back to 1850 when it was established by Dr. Gerrit P. Judd, a close advisor to King Kamehameha III. The ranch has remained in the Judd-Morgan family ever since and has evolved into a major tourist attraction while preserving its natural beauty and cultural significance.
What is the weather like at Kualoa Ranch?
Kualoa Ranch experiences a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The average temperature ranges from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C). The area tends to receive more rainfall than other parts of Oahu, especially during the winter months (November to March). However, rainfall can occur at any time of the year, so it is advisable to be prepared for occasional showers.
What activities are available at Kualoa Ranch?
Kualoa Ranch offers a wide range of activities for visitors, including:
What are the operating hours of Kualoa Ranch?
Kualoa Ranch is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It is recommended to check the ranch’s website for the latest updates on hours and tour schedules.
Is Kualoa Ranch accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes, Kualoa Ranch is committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities. Many of the tours and facilities are wheelchair accessible, and the staff is ready to assist with any special needs. However, it is advisable to contact the ranch ahead of time to discuss any specific requirements and ensure a comfortable visit.
Can I bring my own food to Kualoa Ranch?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages to the ranch. However, there is also an on-site restaurant, the Kualoa Ranch Café, offering a variety of local and international dishes for your convenience.
Is Kualoa Ranch suitable for families with young children?
Absolutely! Kualoa Ranch offers activities suitable for all ages, making it an excellent destination for families. Many of the tours and experiences are kid-friendly,