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Allerton Garden, The Raptor Egg Discovery – 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.

Manawaiopuna Falls, The Dramatic Helicopter Landing  – Hanapepe Valley (South Kauai)

The helicopter landing scene in “Jurassic Park” at Manawaiopuna Falls, nestled in the breathtaking Hanapepe Valley of Southern Kauai, is a cinematic masterpiece. As the characters set foot on the mysterious Isla Nublar, the helicopter’s descent into the lush valley, with the towering 400-foot waterfall as its backdrop, creates a captivating and unforgettable moment.

The choice of this remote location perfectly conveys the untouched, prehistoric world where dinosaurs roam freely, and the rugged landscapes surrounding the falls add an authentic layer to the film.

Filming at Manawaiopuna Falls came with its challenges, as it’s not easily accessible by conventional means. The crew’s reliance on helicopters for transportation added to the realism of the film, mirroring the characters’ journey.

This scene showcases not only the cinematic excellence of “Jurassic Park” but also the raw beauty of Kauai, forever intertwining the allure of Hollywood with the enchantment of Hawaiian wilderness. Manawaiopuna Falls’ contribution to the film’s narrative and its lasting impact on audiences worldwide exemplify the power of choosing the perfect filming location.

Hoopii Falls, The Amber Mine – 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, Spotting The Dinosaur Herd – 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.

You can learn more about the different sights to see and experience.

The Na Pali Coast – Northwest Kauai Shoreline

In “The Lost World,” as the team set out for Isla Sorna by boat, we found ourselves in complete awe of the breathtaking grandeur of the Napali Coast.

The towering cliffs, gracefully meeting the ocean’s embrace and then extending far into the lush Napali valley, presented an absolutely stunning backdrop that perfectly captured the essence of the fictional dinosaur island and left a profound impression on the audience.

The Honopu Valley took center stage in “The Lost World,” but it’s worth noting that the Napali Coast had its share of the cinematic spotlight.

This dramatic coastal landscape not only served as a backdrop for the 1993 classic “Jurassic Park” but also played a role in the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The enduring appeal of this natural wonder continues to enthrall both filmmakers and nature enthusiasts alike.

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.

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