About Kualoa Ranch
Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is located on the windward coast of O‘ahu, about 24 miles from Honolulu, and is a 4000-acre private nature reserve. Ka‘a‘awa Valley, known as Hollywood’s “Hawai‘i Backlot,” where over 50 blockbuster movies and TV shows were filmed, makes Kualoa Ranch a popular tourist attraction and filming location.
With not one, but two listings on the US Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places since the 1970’s, Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the eighth generation descendants of Dr. Gerritt P. Judd. Kualoa’s mission is to enrich people’s lives by preserving Kualoa’s sacred lands and celebrating its history. Established in 1850, Kualoa’s company vision is to be a role model as stewards of these amazing 4000 acres named Kualoa, Hakipu’u and Ka’a’awa. Our goal is to protect and enhance the natural beauty of these lands while developing sustainable recreational, agricultural and aquacultural enterprises that are compatible with the environment. All tours and commercial activities enable Kualoa to keep the lands undeveloped so that future generations will be able to enjoy them as well. We truly care about and strive to educate all visitors … kama’aina, military and malihini … about traditional Hawaiian values, reverence for our natural environment, respect for the host Hawaiian culture and most importantly, the sacred history of Kualoa.
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