Photo courtesy of Kualoa Private Nature Reserve
Kualoa Private Nature Reserve
This 4,000-acre private nature reserve moonlights as an adventure playground and also a film set. Kaaawa Valley serves as Hollywood's "Hawaii backlot" and has hosted more than four dozen shoots, ranging from Elvis hits to Jurassic Park and 50 First Dates. It recently blazed across the silver screen in 2016's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, as the stars forded rivers and tore past jungled mountains on ATVs. Visitors can follow in their tire treads with rip-roaring one- and two-hour tours. Riders must be 16 years old and wearing closed-toe shoes (long pants are also highly recommended). Add $15 for the Kualoa shuttle to and from Waikiki.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA