So many of your favorite movies and shows have been filmed in Hawaii. Most were probably filmed in Ka’a’awa Valley, known as Hollywood’s “Hawaii Backlot”. The Oahu Movie Tour at Kualoa Ranch visits the outdoor sets of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
Your tour begins as you board a vintage Kualoa Ranch school bus. Your first stop is the infamous Jurassic Park fallen tree. You will see Godzilla’s footprints nearby. You should recognize the battlefield of Windtalkers and Hawaii Five-O. Lost filmed extensively in this area. Fans of 50 First Dates will remember the penguin scene filmed here. Other sites from You, Me & Dupree, Mighty Joe Young and others will be familiar as you tour the valley.
Ka’a’awa continues to be a popular location for filming. You might even see filming of a new movie while you are on tour.
One stop is an actual WWII Army bunker. It is tunneled into the side of the mountain. Inside are props, memorabilia, and posters from the movies filmed at Kualoa Ranch.
After your tour of the valley, the bunker and the movie sites, you will want to go home and watch all of these movies again. This is an enjoyable tour for people who like movies, but it is also a great way to see one of Oahu’s most beautiful valleys, Ka’a’awa.