Kualoa Ranch: Jurassic Valley & Adventure Tours

Quick Details

  • Duration: 7 – 7.5 hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 or 3 p.m.

KUALOA RANCH 

Visit Kualoa, a working cattle ranch, and farm, for exciting experiences and adventures! Explore the spectacular views of the location where Jurassic Park was filmed, make some lovable new friends at the petting zoo, walk the filming grounds of famous motion pictures, and visit an old military bunker now dedicated to those famous locales.

Tour a jungle or a secret island, visit Hawaiian fishponds and gardens, go for a horseback ride, or drive an ATV to the more remote corners of the ranch.

There is something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind, family-owned cattle ranch. Kualoa is preserved and managed by the sixth-generation Kamaaina family, who are committed to preserving the natural beauty and cultural significance for future generations to enjoy.

“The World’s Most Famous Private Nature Reserve – Where Legends Are Made”

Looking to see more of the island? The Roberts Hawaii Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour stops at Kualoa for lunch, giving you a taste of what this fascinating place has to offer.

  • Chevron down Important Information
    • Your safety is very important to us. Please carefully read the restrictions and instructions specific to each activity.
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at check-in to sign the liability waiver.
    • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult on all tours.
    Amenities available at Kualoa
    • The Kualoa History Hall, an on-site museum containing artifacts pertaining to the history and legacy of Kualoa and the Judd family
    • The Judd theater, where guests can learn more about ranch operations and the historical background of the ranch
    • A petting zoo where children can interact with Kualoa’s adorable potbelly pigs, tortoises, and goats
    • A sculpture garden overlooking Mokolii Island and other works of art
    • Aunty Pat’s Cafe, a paniolo-style cafe featuring fresh, Hawaiian-style, homemade cooking
    • The Kualoa Gift Shop for souvenirs to capture your memories at the ranch
  • Chevron down Experience Tours at Kualoa
    • Movie Sites and Ranch Tour
      Visit the breathtaking Kaaawa Valley with views of the ranch and farmlands, the locations of many Hollywood movies & TV series, and World War II bunkers. Movies and TV Series filmed at Kualoa include Jurassic Park, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, Lost, and Hawaii Five-O.
    • Jungle Expedition Tour
      Marvel at the stories of Kualoa as you visit upper Kualoa, where Alii (royalty) once lived and trained in ancient arts. Stop at the Wahi Pana (celebrated place) and experience the culture of Hawaii. The tour then continues into the lush, tropical ahupuaa of Hakipuu, where you encounter breathtaking views of both ocean and jungle.
      Please Note: Guests must be 3 years or older to participate. Guests with back problems and expectant mothers are not advised to participate in this tour.
    • Ocean Voyage Tour
      Cross an 800-year-old ancient Hawaiian fish pond to the shores of Secret Island, where you board our catamaran, the Kailani, for a cruise around Kaneohe Bay. Get close to the iconic Mokolii Island (Chinaman’s Hat) for some amazing selfie opportunities. If you’re lucky, you may even see turtles feeding!
      Please Note: The catamaran does not operate on Sundays and federal holidays.
    • Tropical Garden Tour
      Visit the 55-acre native fruit and tropical flower gardens located along the edge of Kaneohe Bay. Learn about “canoe plants,” brought by ancient Hawaiians, plantation crops, and beautiful tropical flowers and fruits grown on the property. You even get to taste-test delicious tropical fruits!
    • Beach Activities
      Enjoy the activities available at the Secret Island on the shores of Kane’ohe Bay, overlooking the iconic Mokoli’i Island. Test your skills on kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, or ride a canoe. Enjoy beach volleyball courts, ping pong tables, badminton, and horseshoes, or just relax in a hammock with your favorite book.
      Please Note: Towels, swimwear/gear, sunglasses, and sunscreen recommended. This activity also provides an optional ride in our glass bottom boat, the AniAni. You’re welcome to go on the Ocean Voyage Tour aboard the catamaran, space permitting. 
  • Chevron down Cancellation Terms
    • No-shows are not refunded.
    • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the tour are not refunded.
    • Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the tour are refunded with a 10% credit card service fee withheld (if applicable).

PACKAGE OPTIONS

  • Chevron down Oahu – Kualoa Ranch Horseback Adventure Package
  • Includes horseback tour, movie sites tour, and tropical garden tour
    The guided horseback trail tour takes guests through magnificent vistas, riding across various trails around the property.

    6:50 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.: Pick-up at select Waikiki Hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)
    8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Arrival at Kualoa Ranch and briefing
    8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m./2:45 p.m.: Activities
    2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Depart from Kualoa Ranch to Waikiki hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)

    Buffet lunch available at the Ranch House between 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Please Note:

    • The minimum age for horseback riding is 10 years old.
    • Minimum height:  4 feet 6 inches or 137 cm
    • Maximum weight: 230 pounds or 104 kg
    • Covered shoes are required. Long pants & sunscreen are highly encouraged.
    • All guests must attend a safety briefing and sign a liability waiver (for guests under 19, their parent or guardian must sign).
  • Chevron down Oahu – Kualoa Ranch ATV Adventure Package
  • Includes ATV tour, Jungle Expedition, and Ocean Voyage (As the Ocean Voyage does not operate on Sundays and Federal Holidays, the Movie Site Tour is substituted)

    A great way to see Kualoa up close! You get to drive an ATV on trails deep into the scenic valleys and to remote areas rarely visited by others. ATV tours go out rain or shine. Adventuring through the mud and crossing seasonal streams are part of the fun!

    6:50 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Pick-up at select Waikiki Hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)
    8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Arrival at Kualoa Ranch and briefing
    8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m./2:45 p.m. Activities
    2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Depart from Kualoa Ranch to Waikiki hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)

    Buffet lunch available at the Ranch House between 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Please Note: 

    • The minimum age for the ATV is 16 years old.
    • Covered shoes are required. Long pants & sunscreen are highly encouraged.
    • All guests must attend a safety briefing and sign a Liability Waiver (For guests under 19, their parent or guardian must sign.)
  • Chevron down Oahu – Kualoa Ranch Kualoa Experience Package
  • Includes Movie Site Tour, Garden Tour, and Jungle Expedition (Choice of Ocean Voyage for families with infants).

    6:50 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.: Pick-up at select Waikiki Hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)
    8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Arrival at Kualoa Ranch and briefing
    8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m./2:45 p.m.: Activities
    2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Depart from Kualoa Ranch to Waikiki hotels (Applicable with add-on transportation for $10.47 per person)

    Buffet lunch available at the Ranch House between 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“This ranch is a must visit as you get to see the movie backdrops of many movies and shows such as Kong, Jurassic World, Lost, etc. It’s a must visit and great for families with young children.” – Visitor, West Covina, California (Trip Advisor)


“Travelled with my mother. We had the best day! Very well organized, no issues with anything. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. One of the best things we’ve done on Oahu. Will definitely be back!” – Visitor (Trip Advisor)


“We took the 1-hour raptor ride with our 5 year old boy and had a blast!! The scenery at Kualoa Ranch is simply out of this world and we had so much fun on the ride as it was sunny one moment and raining the other. It was so much fun with the rain hitting hard against our face, going up and down the bumps and navigating the tight turn! This is definitely a must-try and once in a lifetime experience if you are there! Don’t miss this especially if you are traveling with young ones and is not able to take the ATV ride.” – Visitor, Singapore (Trip Advisor)