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Jurassic Park Hawaii

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The Ultimate Guide to the Island's Iconic Movie


As a fan of the Jurassic Park movies, you need to check out the islands of Hawaii. Not only is the state the true home of Jurassic Park Hawaii, but there are plenty of filming locations and activities to enjoy while you're here, such as the Kualoa Ranch.

With so much behind these iconic films, it's no wonder that so many people are drawn to explore, from the Jurassic Park Hawaii tour to Kahili Ranch. When it comes to Jurassic Park, there are really two islands that stand out the most - Oahu and Kauai.

But there's more, and we will go through all the details in this guide, from the different filming locations to Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch history and much more.

Jurassic Park Hawaii Information

Discover More About Hawaii's Iconic Film

History

Find Out How Hawaii Became The Home of Jurassic PArk

Movies

Discover The Jurassic Park Movies Filmed In Hawaii

Locations

Explore The Different Jurassic Park Film Locations In Hawaii

Where is Jurassic Park Hawaii?


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Jurassic Park Hawaii and The Main Filming Location is found at "Jurassic Valley" on The Island of Oahu. Jurassic Valley also known As Kualoa Ranch, is located on the north-eastern side of the island of Oahu, 20 miles away from downtown Honolulu. The ranch is a private nature reserve, and, on top of being a stunning travel destination, it's a must-see for cinephiles.

Only 3 miles from the ranch, you will find the Ka'a'awa Valley where, apart from Jurassic Park, other movies were filmed, such as Lost and Godzilla.

History of Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch


Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch and private nature reserve located on the windward side of Oahu and boasts 500 heads. Established in 1850, it is still one of the relatively untouched parts of Hawaii and will help you imagine what Oahu looked like back in the day.

In 1850, Dr. Gerrit P. Judd, an American doctor, acquired 622 acres from King Kamehameha III for $1300. Later on, ten years to be precise, he added another 2,200 acres to his estate. In 1880, the doctor’s son acquired additional acres for a total area of about 4,000 acres today. The ranch is nowadays still owned by the Morgan family, descendants of Dr. Judd.

This part of Oahu has been considered sacred to Hawaiian people since the 13th century and was reserved solely for royalty who were learning how to rule Hawaii. In fact, the Kamehameha ancestry, successors of King Kamehameha the Great, resided here.

Today, it welcomes visitors from all around the world, and thanks to their support, Kualoa Ranch was able to stay away from the over-development.

The terrain is made up of dense, stunning, tropical rainforest surrounded by incredible green cliffs plunging into the sea. With so much beautiful space to admire, Kualoa is an excellent location for outdoor activities such as ATVing, horseback riding, ziplining, etc.

Today, it welcomes visitors from all around the world, and thanks to their support, Kualoa Ranch was able to stay away from the over-development.

The terrain is made up of dense, stunning, tropical rainforest surrounded by incredible green cliffs plunging into the sea. With so much beautiful space to admire, Kualoa is an excellent location for outdoor activities such as ATVing, horseback riding, ziplining, etc.

Which Jurassic Park Movies Were Filmed in Hawaii?


All the Jurassic Park movies were filmed on the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. That being said, in the movies, the islands are supposed to be located on the fictional Isla Nublar off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

What Makes Hawaii the Perfect Place for Jurassic Park?


When it comes to finding the perfect place to set up a Jurassic Park, there is no better place than Hawaii. The island state has everything that you could possibly want, from stunning beaches and lush rainforests to active volcanoes. Not to mention, the weather is nearly perfect all year round! 

All in all, Hawaii is the perfect place to bring dinosaurs back to life, and we're certain you'll love our Jurassic Park Tour Oahu among the other islands.

The Different Jurassic Park Film Locations in Hawaii


Jurassic Park is a classic film series that has captivated audiences for decades. The films are set on the remote island of Isla Nublar, and much of the filming for the movies took place in Hawaii.

However, all the movies were filmed across Hawaii's islands, and these below are the locations that you can visit today without risking being eaten by dinosaurs.


Kualoa Ranch, Oahu


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Kualoa Ranch is one of the most popular filming locations in Hawaii, spanning 4,000 acres of land and including mountains, valleys, rainforests, and beaches.

The ranch in Oahu is featured in "Jurassic Park," "Jurassic World," and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" where the famous stampede scenes were recorded. The ranch is arguably the most popular filming location in the whole of Hawaii and now offers excursions that include ATV and mountain bike tours, boat trips, and more.

All in all, it is one location you can't miss on a Jurassic Park Oahu tour, and you will easily understand why as soon as you step in.


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Makai Research Pier

Island of Oahu

The Nublar ferry docks on the Makai Research Pier in Jurassic World, which is accessible to the public. The Navatek Boat that served as the movie's ferry has since been retired, but you may whale watch or go for a dinner cruise on one of the company's newer boats. Besides being famous for Jurassic Park filmed in Hawaii, you can also stay for a couple of hours and snorkel; you surely won't regret it.

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Halona Beach

Island of Oahu

Located only 12 miles from Waikiki, Halona Beach was featured in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as the location where Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) search for Blue, the last surviving Velociraptor. In "Fallen Kingdom," Claire, Owen, and Franklin arrive on a desolate stretch of shoreline, which is, in reality, Halona Beach on Oahu.

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Na Pali Coast

Island of Kauai

Kauai's Na Pali Coast was one of the filming locations for "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." This stunning location served as the backdrop for the fictional "Site B" or Isla Sorna, and is now a popular tourist destination for people who want to experience its natural beauty and serenity. The best way to experience it for yourself is by air or the sea.


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Kipu Kai

Island of Kauai

Kipu Kai is a 2-mile-long shoreline on the island of Kauai. It was featured in the film The Lost World: Jurassic Park as the site where Cathy Bowman was having lunch with her family when they got attacked by the dinosaurs. There are two ways to see Kipu Kai from afar and only one way to access it. First, when coming to Kauai by plane, you will be able to see Kipu Kai. Needless to say, that's not the best way to take in the views; instead, you will be able to book a helicopter tour.

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Pilaa Beach

Island of Kauai

The third Jurassic Park film has the final rescue scene on Pilaa Beach on Kauai. Located near other stunning locations, such as Moloa'a Beach and Kalihiwai Beach, Pilaa isn't frequently visited due to being hard to reach and not so great for swimming.

That being said, if you're willing to do a proper Jurassic Park Hawaii Tour and visit all the filming locations, you will have to hike along the trail to get to Pilaa Beach.

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Manawaiopuna Falls

Island of Kauai

Manawaiopuna Falls, popularly known as the "Jurassic Park Falls," can only be seen and accessed by helicopter as it's based on private property.

Other than being an incredible place to behold, it is a famous filming location. In fact, the falls were featured in the first-ever Jurassic Park movie in 1993, and they served as the backdrop for the aircraft's departure and landing.


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Jurassic Kahili Ranch

Island of Kauai

The Jurassic Kahili Ranch was used to depict other settings from Jurassic Park III; however, the ranch is private property. There are no tours available, and the strict no-trespassing regulations must be respected.

Four movies were recorded here - Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World, (1997) Jurassic Park III (2001), and Jurassic World (2015).

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Garden of Eden

Island of Maui

Located only 12 miles from Waikiki, Halona Beach was featured in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as the location where Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) search for Blue, the last surviving Velociraptor. In "Fallen Kingdom," Claire, Owen, and Franklin arrive on a desolate stretch of shoreline, which is, in reality, Halona Beach on Oahu. 

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Allerton Garden

Island of Kauai

Flora and fauna are an important part of the culture in Hawaii, and you can easily see why at Allerton Garden in Kauai. The garden was featured in the first Jurassic Park in 1993, and it's mostly known for the Moreton Bay Fig trees, where Dr. Grant finds hatched eggs. Located only 15 miles from Lihue Airport, you can visit Allerton Garden.

Jurassic Park Tour


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Kualoa Jurassic Tour
Guided Tour
Rating:
Price:
$139.95
Duration:
2.5 Hours

Tour Description:

This Kualoa Ranch guided tour of Jurassic Valley visits film sets from Jurassic World, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, and even a visit to the iconic field from the original Jurassic Park Movie!

Hawaii has played a significant role in the Jurassic Park movie franchise. Not only was Hawaii the perfect place for the Jurassic park filmed in Hawaii, but it also has a wide variety of locations that can be used for filming.

If you're a fan of the Jurassic Park movies, then you should consider visiting Hawaii and choosing our Jurassic Park Tour Oahu. Who knows, you might even get to see a real-life dinosaur!