Entrance to Kualoa Ranch
The center building has a nice gift shop as well as tasty food at their cafe. In the not shown foreground is the beach across the road at Kaneohe Bay.
See the ATV's in the middle ground? I was not adventurous enough to try them, but I have taken their jeep tours (which go more in the jungle) and also their bus tours. The tour guides keep you informed and entertained as you travel along, and they are generous about stopping to let you take photographs. Some shots I took from the windows as well.
From the two photographs above you can see they have horseback riding at the ranch as well. By the way, you can find out more information about the ranch and their tours at www.kualoa.com . At more than one tour listed, they have short videos of beautiful scenery on their site.
You can also have a wedding ceremony in different areas of the ranch. This is a sixth generation working ranch complete with cattle and it was first established in 1850.
Above is yours truly when I took the Kualoa Ranch's catamaran boat tour. Behind me is Chinaman's Hat Island, or Mokoli'i;, and behind that is the Koolau Mountain Range.
Desert rose plant on the property
Above is what is left of the movie set "Mighty Joe Young". Many movies have been filmed here; like 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, and Godzilla. And of course most of the TV show "Lost" scenes were filmed at Kualoa Ranch. The ranch has a special "Movie Tour" you can choose if you wish.
For more photographs and information on Kualoa Ranch, please visit my photography blog .
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