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Film Locations on Kauaʻi

There’s no doubting the inspiring scenic beauty of Hawaiʻi’s Island of Discovery. But did you know dozens of filmmakers were inspired by Kauaʻi’s beauty as well? For decades movies and television shows have used Kauaʻi as the stunning backdrop for their epic stories, from “South Pacific” to “Jurassic Park.” Take a movie tour to learn about the more than 60 feature films shot on location in Kauaʻi or you can discover them for yourself and make your own movie moments:


  • Hulēʻia River (by air tour or kayak only): "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
  • Nāwiliwili Harbor: "Jurassic Park: The Lost World"

East Side (Coconut Coast):

  • Lydgate State Park: "Blue Hawaiʻi"
  • Wailua Falls: "Fantasy Island" (TV show)
  • Wailua River: "Blue Hawaiʻi", "Islands in the Stream"
  • Coco Palms Hotel: "Blue Hawaiʻi", "South Pacific"
  • ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls: "Blue Hawaiʻi", "The Wackiest Ship in the Army"
  • Kapaʻa Town: "Honeymoon in Vegas"
  • Anahola Mountains: "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

North Shore:

  • Kīlauea Lighthouse: "Lilo & Stitch"
  • ʻAnini Beach Park: "Honeymoon in Vegas", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Hanalei Bay: "South Pacific", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Lumaha'i Beach: "South Pacific"
  • Mākua “Tunnels” Beach: "Body Heat", "South Pacific"
  • Kēʻē Beach: "Lord of the Flies", "The Thornbirds", "Throw Mama from the Train"
  • Kalalau Valley: "King Kong", "Mighty Joe Young"
  • Nāpali Coast: "Jurassic Park: The Lost World", "Six Days/Seven Nights"

West Side:

  • Waimea Canyon: "Donovan’s Reef", "Honeymoon in Vegas", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Hanapēpē Town: "Flight of the Intruder", "Lilo & Stitch", "The Thornbirds"

South Shore:

  • Manawaiopuna Falls (by air tour only): "Jurassic Park"
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Allerton Garden: "Jurassic Park", "Honeymoon in Vegas"
  • Olokele Valley (by air tour only): "George of the Jungle"
  • Kōloa (by air tour only): "To End All Wars"
  • Kīpū Kai Beach (by air tour only): "Hawaiʻi", "Hook", "Six Days/Seven Nights"