Hollywood’s Hawaii

HON 107-101
  • Visit to the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve
  • See the sites where Jurassic Park, Godzilla, LOST and 50 First Dates were filmed
  • See an ancient Hawaiian fish ponds- dated between 800- 1000 years old!
  • Buffet lunch included
Program Overview
Country: Hawaii, United States
Depart: 01/12/2017 1100
Return: 01/12/2017 1730
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min. 25 / Max 44
Program Fee
$159 (early booking: $149)

Field Work Conflicts
  • NR 120A Environmental Conservation
  • ECON/AREC 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
  • PHIL 345 500 Environmental Ethics
  • POLS 437 International Security
  • E 339 Literature of the Earth
  • E 333 500 Critical Studies of Popular Texts
  • NR 150 Oceanography (Section 1)

Journey through the beauty and tranquility of this special place called Kualoa, which is home to many of the sites made famous by the many Hollywood movies and television shows filmed on property. The Kualoa Private Nature Reserve is legendary to ancient Hawaiians and to the Hollywood film industry, and is also a working cattle ranch and farm, preserved and managed by the sixth generation kama’aina family (the Morgan ‘ohana) who consider themselves stewards of the land. Your visit to the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve contributes to the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve ‘ohana’s (family) efforts to preserving the natural beauty and cultural significance for future generations of locals and visitors to enjoy.  While at the Ranch you will enjoy the Movie Site Tour, visiting sites where Hollywood blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Godzilla, LOST, 50 First Dates, and more have been filmed since the 1950s.  You’ll also witness the beauty and tranquility of one of Oahu’s most well preserved ancient Hawaiian fishponds, which is carbon dated at between 800 and 1000 years old.  Learn about early Hawaiian aquaculture practices and how fish was farmed in this 153 acre pond, still standing with much of the original stonewall infrastructure in place. Explore the tropical fruit and flower gardens of Moli’I along the shores fronting our “Secret Island.”  Enjoy a hearty Ranch House Buffet.

Meals Included

A hearty Ranch House Buffet lunch is included

Special Note

Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.