If you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park franchise, then a trip to Kauai is a must. The island was used as a filming location for the original 1993 movie and its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In this article, we go over the different film locations you can visit on your trip to Kauai. Read on to learn more!
Allerton Garden – Kapaa (East Kauai)
The Allerton Garden is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Kauai. It was used as a filming location for Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The garden is full of beautiful plants and flowers, and it’s also home to a number of waterfalls.
It’s in a National Tropical Botanical Garden, which houses the largest collection of native Hawaiian plant species in the world. You can also take a few different tours, all of which will pass by the film locations.
Hoopii Falls – Kapaa (East Kauai)
Hoopii Falls is another popular spot for tourists on Kauai. The falls are located in the Wailua River State Park, and they were used as a filming location for Jurassic Park. The falls are about 30 feet tall, and they offer a stunning view of the Wailua River.
They are the fictional “Mano de Dios” amber mine location in Jurassic Park. It can be reached through some light hiking. The trail does follow private property so be sure to stay on the trail.
Pilaa Beach – (North Side)
Pilaa Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand beach located on the north side of Kauai. The beach was used as a filming location for Jurassic Park, and it’s also a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing.
This was a film location for Jurassic Park 3. It’s very hard to access the beach and can be treacherous for inexperienced hikers. Do some further research and prepare for a challenging hike.
Jurassic Kahili Ranch – Kilauea (North Side)
The Jurassic Kahili Ranch is a private ranch located on the north side of Kauai. The ranch was used as a filming location for Jurassic Park, and it’s also a popular spot for hiking and horseback riding.
This place is not always open for public use, but is sometimes available for a hike and explore package. Be sure to call or email the ranch if you are interested in seeing these sites.
Waita Reservoir – Koloa (West Kauai)
If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 adventure, be sure to check out the Waita Reservoir with Kauai ATV! The Waita Reservoir gives you stunning views of the Black Mountain Range and Mt. Hapu all while going on a thrilling off-roading adventure.
Head to Jurassic Kauai!
So there you have it, a guide to the different film locations from the Jurassic Park franchise on Kauai. Be sure to add these spots to your list of places to visit on your next trip to the island!
If you’re interested in an off-roading adventure on this wild island, reach out to us at Kauai ATV. We fill up fast so if you’re coming to the island – be sure to plan ahead and book now! If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our experienced staff. We are always happy to help – thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you.