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Wailua Falls Tour
Going on a helicopter tour early in your stay is an excellent way to orient yourself to the amazing diversity of Kauai from the rainy north shore to sunny Poipu and beyond to the arid West Side. Kauai is one of the most scenic islands in the world, yet a large portion of the island is inaccessible by car due to the rugged terrain. That is why the true hidden beauty of Kauai can only be revealed from the air...
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Choose from two great tours traveling in theaters on wheels to film sites of Hollywood's legendary masterpieces. All three Jurassic Parks, South Pacific, Blue Hawaii, Gilligan's Island, Six Days, Seven Nights, Fantasy Island, Raiders of the Lost Ark and many others, were filmed on the stunning island of Kauai.
Watch the scenes while at the locations where they were filmed. Learn fascinating inside details of the stars and what they did when they were here. Visit beaches like no other on Earth. Learn Hawaiian myths and legends, language, flora and fauna. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on a beautiful beach. Sing show tunes!
Coastal Tour (Also called the land tour)
Enjoy air conditioned mini-buses that are super comfortable. They feature individual reclining seats, a large center aisle, a TV monitor, VCR with surround sound to bring the movie scenes front andcenter. Watch the scenes while at the location they were filmed. Sing show tunes from South Pacific along with the cast. Don't be shy !!
Some of the many sites you'll see include: Historic Hanalei Pier, site of many famous films such as South Pacific, Miss Sadie Thompson, King Kong and Wackiest Ship in the Army.
The original Gilligan's Island beach where the lost pilot was filmed. This beach is soooo stunning, it was also used in Castaway Cowboy with James Garner, Lt. Robinson Crusoe, U.S.N., a Disney feature and that huge hit, Seven Women From Hell with Cesar Romero and John Kerr !!
Remember that beautiful home in 'Honeymoon In Vegas"? You'll see it on this tour.
Elvis Presley filmed three movies on Kauai. In the most famous, Blue Hawaii, you might remember seeing a wedding raft in the marriage scene. You will see where it is. You'll learn interesting things about Elvis and Blue Hawaii and stories about his stay here. See the beautiful Coco Palms, Elvis' home away from home. Closed for ten years now, this is the only tour allowed on the grounds.
4 X 4 Movie Tour
This fun tour begins on a gentle note with a trip to Opaekaa Falls, a roadside stop at a beautiful waterfall used in many features over the years. Next we go to the historic Coco Palms resort, location for Blue Hawaii, South Pacific, Fantasy Island and many, many more features. Closed in 1992, the resort is now completely fenced off to public access.
This is the only company allowed to tour the grounds. After a quick zip thru Lydgate Beach park and spinning a few scenes, we head off to the remote and very famous Wailua Falls, made famous in the opening scene of the original Fantasy Island TV series. We will show several other clips which featured this stunning waterfall, including The Amazing Race 3, a popular television series. Then it's off to a remote beach for lunch. This beautiful beach was used in Donovan's Reef, Voodoo Island, Pagan Love Song and Six Days, Seven Nights. Lunch includes a deli turkey sandwich, wonderful pasta salad, chips and beverages.
Feeling full and satisfied, we are then off to the breathtaking Kipu Ranch. With 2,500 acres of lush meadows and towering mountains, this working cattle ranch has been home to some of Hollywood's biggest, including Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Lost World, Outbreak, Mighty Joe Young and others.
We'll travel the ranch, finding all the nooks and crannies Hollywood immortalized on screen. This is a place modern day Kauai has forgotten and you will leave all your cares behind as we slowly drive thru over 2500 head of cattle. Feed wild boar who come down from the mountains. See stunning peacocks everywhere and if we are lucky, we will see the endangered Nene Goose, Hawaii's state bird. At each spot on the tour where a movie was made, we show you the scene made at the exact location you are at. Hawaii Movie Tours is the only company ever allowed to take 4x4 van tours of this very special place.
Another stop at the Ranch is one of the most famous scenes in Raiders, where Harrison Ford swung on the rope into the river to escape the Indians chasing him. Hear hilarious stories of what happened during filming.
You will have seen parts of Kauai nobody else will have seen unless they took this tour. This a full day adventure, a one of a kind adventure made special by seeing places others cannot get to.
Movies Made on Kauai
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