Kauai Movie Locations

How Many Movie Locations Can You Spot On Kauai?

How many movie locations can you spot on Kauai? Quite a few if you’re determined and know where to look. Over 150 films have been shot on the Garden Island spanning an eighty year period. Here is a list of movie locations for some of those films. Carry it along and see how many spots you recognize from the Big Screen.

  1. Kipukai – Hook
  2. Kipu Ranch – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Diamond Head, The Hawaiians, The Descendants
  3. Hule’ia Stream – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Beachhead
  4. Nawiliwili Harbor – Donovan’s Reef
  5. Kalapaki Beach – South Pacific, Miss Sadie Thompson, Honeymoon in Vegas
  6. Lihue Airport – Honeymoon in Vegas
  7. Lihue – Diamond Head, Honeymoon in Vegas
  8. Hanamaulu Bay – Donovan’s Reef, Pagan Love Song
  9. Wailua Falls – Opening scene of the TV show Fantasy Island
  10. Wailua River – Outbreak, Islands in the Stream, Donovan’s Reef, Beachhead
  11. Coco Palms Hotel – Blue Hawaii, Fantasy Island
  12. Wailua Beach – Pagan Love Song
  13. Wailua Mauka (mountain side) – Flight of the Intruder, Jurassic Park (gates, T-Rex scene)
  14. Kapaa Town – Jurassic Park, Throw Momma from the Train
  15. Valley House (Kealia Valley) – Jurassic Park (visitors center, amber mine), Voodoo Island
  16. Anahola – Blue Hawaii, Raiders of the Lost Ark
  17. Papa’a Bay – North
  18. Moloa’a Bay – Gilligan’s Island
  19. Pila’a – Castaway Cowboy, None But the Brave, Six Days Seven Nights
  20. Kilauea – South Pacific, Jurassic Park (Brontosaurus scene), Jurassic Park Sequels
  21. Kalihiwai – Throw Momma from the Train
  22. Anini Beach – Honeymoon in Vegas
  23. Princeville – South Pacific
  24. Hanalei – Tahiti Nui Restaurant – The Descendents
  25. Hanalei Valley – Uncommon Valor
  26. Hanalei Bay – South Pacific, Beachhead, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Bird of Paradise, Pagan Love Song, Miss Sadie Thompson, Behold Hawaii, The Descendants, Soul Surfer (Bethany resides on the north shore of Kauai when she’s not competing)
  27. Lumaha’i Beach – South Pacific (“I’m gonna wash that man right out of my hair”)
  28. Lumaha’i Valley – Uncommon Valor, Dragonfly
  29. Makua Beach (Tunnels) – South Pacific, Body Heat
  30. Limahuli Valley – Jurassic Park (raptor cage)
  31. Ke’e Beach – Throw Momma from the Train, The Thorn Birds, Lord of the Flies, Behold Hawaii
  32. Na Pali Coast – Tropic Thunder, Six Days Seven Nights, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  33. Kalalau Valley – Millennium, To Fly
  34. Honopu Valley – King Kong
  35. Pacific Missile Range Facility/Barking Sands – Flight of the Intruder, South Pacific
  36. Waimea – Cane Fire/White Heat
  37. Waimea Canyon – Donovan’s Reef, The Wackiest Ship in the Army
  38. Olokele Canyon – Jurassic Park (climb over high voltage fence)
  39. Hanapepe Valley – Jurassic Park (helicopter landing pad)
  40. Hanapepe Town – The Thorn Birds, Flight of the Intruder, Islands in the Stream (in waters off Port Allen)
  41. Wahiawa – Uncommon Valor
  42. Lawa’i Kai – Donovan’s Reef, Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, South Pacific, Honeymoon in Vegas, Lt. Robin Crusoe
  43. National Tropical Botanical Garden (McBryde/Allerton)- Jurassic Park (dinasaur egg in tree roots), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  44. Kukui’ula Harbor – Islands in the Stream
  45. Poipu Beach – Lt. Robin Crusoe
  46. Maha’ulepu – Islands in the Stream, Castaway Cowboy

List from The Kauai Movie Book by Chris Cook

A few more include George of the Jungle, Avatar, Mighty Joe Young, To End All Wars, Dinasaur, Manhunt, The Time Machine, Just Go With it, A Perfect Getaway, and You, Me And Dupree.

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