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Film Locations on Kauai

There’s no doubting the inspiring scenic beauty of Hawaii’s Island of Discovery. But did you know dozens of filmmakers were inspired by Kauai’s beauty as well? For decades movies and television shows have used Kauai 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 Kauai or you can discover them for yourself and make your own movie moments:


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

East Side (Coconut Coast):

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

North Shore:

  • Kilauea Lighthouse: "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Anini Beach Park: "Honeymoon in Vegas", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Hanalei Bay: "South Pacific", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Lumahai Beach: "South Pacific"
  • Makua “Tunnels” Beach: "Body Heat", "South Pacific"
  • Kee Beach: "Lord of the Flies", "The Thornbirds", "Throw Mama from the Train"
  • Kalalau Valley: "King Kong", "Mighty Joe Young"
  • Napali Coast: "Jurassic Park: The Lost World", "Six Days/Seven Nights"

West Side:

  • Waimea Canyon: "Donovan’s Reef", "Honeymoon in Vegas", "Lilo & Stitch"
  • Hanapepe 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"
  • Koloa (by air tour only): "To End All Wars"
  • Kipu Kai Beach (by air tour only): "Hawaii", "Hook", "Six Days/Seven Nights"