Film Locations of 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 FallsFantasy Island (TV show)

Wailua RiverBlue Hawaii, Islands in the Stream

Coco Palms Hotel: Blue Hawaii, South Pacific

Opaekaa FallsBlue Hawaii, The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Kapaa TownHoneymoon in Vegas

Anahola Mountains: Raiders of the Lost Ark

North Shore:

Kilauea LighthouseLilo & Stitch

Anini Beach Park: Honeymoon in Vegas, Lilo & Stitch

Hanalei BaySouth Pacific, Lilo & Stitch

Lumahai Beach: South Pacific

Makua “Tunnels” Beach: Body Heat, South Pacific

Kee Beach: Lord of the Flies, The Thorn Birds, Throw Mama from the Train

Kalalau Valley: King Kong, Mighty Joe Young

Napali CoastJurassic 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, 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