Oahu is one of the most ruggedly beautiful islands in Hawaii, but you have to get out of Waikiki to see it, and one of the best places to go on Oahu to see the island’s true beauty is Kualoa Ranch. Located on the windward coast of Oahu (one of the most dramatically beautiful areas of the island), Kualoa Ranch is a major tourist draw because of its beauty, history, and unique activities.
On my last trip to Oahu, I booked an ATV tour at the ranch, but before I get into the details, here are 5 things to do at Kualoa Ranch:
Things to Do at Kualoa Ranch
1.ATV Tour: One of the most popular activities on Oahu right now is an ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch. They offer one and two hour tours along the winding ranch roads. An ATV tour is a great way to see the beauty of the ranch while still having a bit of an adventure.
2.Movie Tours: Part of what’s made Kualoa Ranch so famous are the movies that have been filmed there. Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Skull Island, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Lost, and Hawaii 5-0 were all filmed at the ranch and there are a couple of different tours offered that cater to movie buffs.
3.Zipline: If you’ve wanted to try out ziplining, Kualoa is the perfect place to try it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to zip through the valley where Jurassic World was filmed?
4.A Trip to Secret Island Beach: If you prefer your adventures at a slower pace, you’ll love a trip to secret island beach. Relax and spend the day laying in a hammock or try out different watersports.
5.Horseback Riding: If you want to explore the valleys of Kualoa Ranch at a more leisurely pace, one and two hour horseback ride tours are just the thing.
So now, here’s everything you need to know about the ATV tours at Kualoa Ranch:
Kualoa Ranch ATV Tours
A few weeks before my trip, I was lucky enough to snag a spot for two on the one-hour ATV tour so I snapped it up! Our tour was scheduled at 1 PM and it rained off and on all morning but by the time our tour rolled around, we had blue skies.