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Jurassic Hawaii…a tribute to Hawaii’s natural beauty.

In light of the new Jurassic World movie that just opened this weekend (we saw it last night and it was awesome!) I just wanted to flashback to a couple of locations that we visited on past trips to Kauai and Oahu where much of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies were filmed. You know you’ve been too Hawaii many times when you start naming locations of Isla Nuba (Napali Coast! Kualoa Ranch!). So here I present to you some pictures from our own Jurassic journey:

Detailed trip reports with these locations can be found here and here.

These picture were taken from the air in a Blue Hawaiian helicopter…a fantastic company in Hawaii that does helicopter tours on all the islands. In fact, the helicopter in Jurassic World is blue and looks almost exactly like a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter, and I am betting that it is!

Blue Hawaiian helicopter in Kauai…looks exactly like the one featured in Jurassic World

I now present to you…Isla Nubla!

The coast of Kauai is used as the backdrop for Isla Nubla, a fictitious island off of Costa Rica.





The famous “Jurassic Falls” also known as Manawaiopuna Falls:



Valleys and mountains of Kauai





The Napali Coast





Stunning, right? Who wouldn’t want to build a theme park there? 🙂

The following pictures were taken at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, which is a popular filming location for movies like Godzilla, 50 First Dates, as well as Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. It was also a popular location for the TV show, LOST, one of my all time favorite shows.


Kualoa Ranch – a popular activity center and film site.


This really was the filming site for all the Jurassic movies…pretty cool huh?


Signage points out famous locations on Kualoa Ranch.




On the bottom right you can check out the ATVs we rode on the ranch. It’s a fantastic experience and I highly recommend the 2 hour ATV movie and film sites tour.


Looking back at these pictures I took makes me want to plan another trip to the islands already! In the meantime I’ll just have to keep re-watching movies made in Hawaii. Pass me the popcorn!


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