Kualoa Ranch Tours

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Kualoa Ranch
Kualoa Ranch is a one-stop adventure playground and a highlight for many travelers to Oahu. Stretching from the verdant folds of the Koolau Mountains to the tropical sea, the 4,000-acre (1,619-hectare) working cattle ranch is one of the largest tracts of accessible nature on Oahu and offers visitors a huge variety of ways to interact with Hawaii’s stunning landscapes, from ATV rides and zipline adventures to film site tours. The property is divided into two areas: the northerly Kaaawa Valley with its many movie locations, and Hakipuu Valley, fronted by an 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond and the site’s Secret Island Beach.

The Basics 
Guided Kualoa Ranch activities include bouncing along on an ATV tour, exploring the trails on a horseback ride, soaring through the jungle canopy on a zipline tour, cruising by catamaran around Kaneohe Bay, discovering Oahu’s famous film sites on a movie tour, and sunbathing on a white-sand beach. The ranch can be visited for a single activity, on a full-day adventure tour, or on a circle island tour that also visits other top Oahu sites such as Diamond Head, Makapuu Beach, and Kaneohe Bay. Choose from nearly a dozen themed activities, including unique options such as a farm-to-table look at the property’s ranching and a tour of Kualoa’s modern fruit orchards.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All onsite experiences are part of fully guided tours, and reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Kualoa Ranch offers lockers, a gift shop, a visitor center, and a restaurant, Aunty Pat’s Cafe, which serves dishes featuring Kualoa-grown meats and vegetables.
  • Insect repellant and rain jackets may be helpful on jungle tours.
  • Horseback riding tours are limited to visitors ages 10 and up; ATV tours are limited to those 16 and over.
  • Some tours include round-trip transport from Waikiki hotels.
  
How to Get There
The property is set 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Waikiki Beach and about 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of Kaneohe on Oahu’s windward side. It’s possible to take public transit via The Bus from Waikiki (Bus 55 runs past the property), but most visitors drive themselves along the scenic coastal roads or choose a tour that includes hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation.

When to Get There
The ranch is open daily from 8:30am to 6pm. While each tour departs several times per day, active tours—like ATV riding and ziplining—are best done in early morning or late afternoon to avoid midday heat. Year-round temperatures on Oahu are almost always between 70°F (21­°C) and 80°F (27­°C), so there is no bad time of year to visit, though rain showers are most common between November and February.

Movie Magic at Kualoa Ranch
Kualoa Ranch’s natural beauty is so scenic that its backdrop has been featured in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows. Choose a movie site tour and hop aboard a green bus for an off-road ride into cinematic history. Take photos in one of the Lost bunkers, hide behind the log that shielded Jurassic Park visitors from stampeding dinosaurs, and check out the Hukilau Cafe, where Adam Sandler’s Henry first met Drew Barrymore’s Lucy in 50 First Dates. The ranch offers a 90-minute standard movie tour, a 2.5-hour premier movie site tour, and a special 90-minute Jurassic Park Jungle Expedition, all with multiple daily departures.
Address: 49–560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa 96730, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Varies
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Kualoa Ranch ATV Adventure Package

Explore one of Oahu’s most beautiful spots at full speed on an ATV tour. See why the ranch is a popular Hollywood filming location and take in ocean views as you cruise the nature reserve and active cattle ranch. Learn some local history and culture form your guide and enjoy a unique way to see the island.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour

Enjoy a 1-hour Kualoa Ranch movie tour while in Oahu and see where famous films like Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park and Magnum P.I. were shot. A local guide will lead you to the Hollywood hotspots and provide background on the history of the ranch. You’ll travel by vintage school bus past some of the island’s most stunning natural attractions, like Mokoli’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat), Kaneohe Bay and the Ko’olau Range, mountains which dominate the eastern half of Oahu. See why the top filmmakers in the business chose this stunning background.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kualoa Ranch Zipline Tour

Zipline through the Ka'a'awa Valley rainforest on this 2.5-hour tour at Kualoa Ranch. Fly safely down fourteen tandem cables, then cross two suspension bridges that swing over rushing streams. Learn about the native plant and animal life that abounds in this lush valley from your experienced adventure guides, who are there to ensure your comfort and safety. No zipline experience is necessary.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Go Oahu Card

Make the most out of your trip to paradise with the Go Oahu Card, available for 1- to 7-day use over the course of two weeks. This Oahu card offers free admission to over 30 attractions, beach activities and tours, all to be enjoyed at your own relaxed pace. You’ll also receive discounts to local restaurants and shops, along with a free pocket guidebook. No redemption is required with your card, just save your pass (ticket) on your mobile device and explore Oahu at your leisure.
  • Duration: 1 to 7 days
  • Duration: 1 to 7 days
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Horseback Tour at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu

Kualoa Ranch is the lush, verdant setting for films like Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor. Visiting this Northeast Shore location by horseback will take you farther into the valley and give you an authentic ranch experience. 1- or 2-hour options give you the flexibility to fit this tour into your busy schedule, and expert horse wranglers will ensure you a safe, fun ride through the Ka'a'awa Valley.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Kualoa Ranch Experience Package

See the best of Kualoa Ranch with this comprehensive package including a jungle expedition by jeep in a rainforest, a tropical garden tour with an ancient fishpond, and a behind the scenes look at filming locations of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. Enjoy a buffet lunch and learn about Hawaii’s fascinating history and culture. This tour is great for visitors who want to take a deeper look at the island and its heritage.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Kualoa Ranch ATV Tours

Kualoa Ranch is the lush, verdant setting for films like Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor. Visiting this Northeast Shore location by ATV lets you cruise up mountain sides and go on an unbelievable adventure of natural beauty. 1- or 2-hour options give you the flexibility to fit this tour into your busy schedule, and expert ATV drivers ensure you a safe, fun ride.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling from Waikiki via Bus

Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of twenty people or less, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including an hour of snorkeling with green seat turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head and Makapu’u Beach during this 9-hour outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

Explore Oahu's most popular spots all in one day on this 9-hour tour, including transportation to and from your hotel. Travel comfortably around the island in an air-conditioned coach or minivan as you pass by Diamond Head and North Shore Surfing Beaches. Make stops at the Dole Plantation, Kualoa Ranch, Byodo-In Temple, and a variety of lookout points.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Kualoa Ranch Off-Road Adventure Tour

Feel your adrenaline pumping on this 1-hour off-road tour around Oahu, led by an expert guide. Explore the wild areas of Kualoa Ranch, a cattle ranch running from the Kaneohe Bay to the Ko’olau Mountains. You’ll climb steep jungle trails on the back of a 6-wheel-drive Swiss Pinzgauer and take in fantastic views as you stop at remote lookout points over Oahu. Your driver will return you to your original departure point at the end of your adventure.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Electric Assisted Mountain Bike Tour

Exploring Kualoa with an electric bike allows you to see our most popular landmarks from a totally unique and eco-friendly vantage point. Your guide will take you on a leisurely 90 minute adventure starting from the Visitor Center and into the valleys. You will trek off the beaten path for a behind-the-scenes experience of our 4000 acre Private Nature Reserve’s natural beauty. Our state-of-the-art German engineered bikes are equipped with quiet Yamaha engines that give you a helping hand - or more of a push - whenever you may need a little assistance. Please note that this is a beginner level tour for guests of all types, and will easily accommodate those who may not have the confidence or fitness level to go on a more strenuous regular non eBike tour. These are not noisy mopeds and you do still need to pedal your bike, just not as hard.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Adventure Package at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu

Experience some of the island’s best views on this 1-hour horseback tour of Kualoa Ranch. Ride through a tropical valley, which is both a nature reserve and one of the country’s longest operating cattle ranches. Visit an ancient fishpond, flower and fruit gardens and see if you can recognize filming locations for Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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Kaneohe Bay Cruise by Catamaran on Oahu

Soak up the beautiful scenery of Kaneohe Bay on a 1-hour cruise around northern Oahu. Hop aboard a catamaran and hear your captain’s lively commentary as you travel past Hokule'a Beach, the Ko’olau mountain range and Mokoli’i Island. You’ll see the spots where some of your favorite Hollywood blockbusters were shot, and well as an ancient fishpond. After taking in the blue waters and white-sand beaches, your captain will return you to your original departure point.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Taste of Kualoa Garden Tour

Travel through Oahu’s lush landscape on a 1-hour tropical gardens tour and canoe trip. Head first to Kualoa Ranch for a guided tour through the fragrant fruit trees and tropical flowers, learning about the orchards and gardens as you go. Then, hop on a Polynesian canoe and cruise to an 800-year-old Hawaiian fish pond while your guide discusses the region’s aquaculture and sailing traditions. Hear about the impressive list of Hollywood films that have been set in the stunning region around you before it’s time to head back to shore.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Full-day Circle Island Tour on Oahu

Circle the island of Oahu on this guided, full-day adventure from Waikiki. Discover the top sites and landscapes on the island and learn about Hawaiian history, culture, and the legends of Oahu along the way. Visit Diamond Head Lookout, the Kahala homes of the rich and famous, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole Lookout, the beach in ‘From Here to Eternity’ and much more. Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour with Japanese-Speaking Guide

See the highlights of Oahu on a circle island tour with a Japanese-speaking guide. From Waikiki, you'll travel to some of the island's top attractions, such as the Dole Plantation, Hanauma Bay Lookout, or Pearl Harbor (itineraries vary based on the day of your tour).
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Kayak Adventure Tour

Kualoa’s escorted Kayak Adventure tour will take you into the crystal blue waters of Kaneohe Bay. Depart from the shores fronting Kualoa, going downwind with the current out to see Mokoli’i Island (Chinaman’s Hat) up close, stop at Secret Island and take a swim on our mini-sand bar for some unique picture taking opportunities. You’ll see the majestic and sacred Ko’olau Mountain range from a totally new perspective.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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