The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt’s insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience earth’s gorgeously guarded barkscape with today’s Groupon to Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get an all-access pass valid on Saturday, December 10 (up to a $138 value).
- For $35, you get an all-access pass valid on Sunday, December 11 (up to a $138 value).<p>
Each pass includes access to Kualoa experience tours throughout the day. <p>
- For $59, you get an ATV or horseback all-access pass valid on Saturday, December 10 (a $203 value).
- For $59, you get an ATV or horseback all-access pass valid on Sunday, December 11 (a $203 value).<p>
Each ATV or horseback all-access pass includes the following: * One ATV or horseback ride * Access to Kualoa experience tours throughout the day. <p>
Kualoa Ranch’s guides bestow their bountiful knowledge of Hawaiian history and culture on tour-goers as they explore 4,000 acres of rainforests, movie sites, and hidden trails around Kualoa. With the all-access pass, visitors choose from up to eight different Kualoa experience tours with options such as the Movie Sites and Ranch tour, which guides tourists to the island’s oldest sugar mill, a World War II bunker, and site of the dinosaur-tea-party scene in Jurassic Park. Eyes feast on the verdant green cliffs, panoramic sea views, and flourishing fauna of Kualoa during the naturalistic Legends and Legacy tour, and travelers board a Swiss Pinzgauer to rumble down the tree-lined trails and bird sports arenas of the Hakipu’u jungle on the Jungle Expedition.
Explorers saddle an ATV or horse on one-hour tours that travel the remote trails hidden deep in one of the area’s three valleys. The horseback ride meanders through green cliffs and valleys, and on the ATV tour, guests promise mechanized steeds delicious cans of oil to spur them on toward the filming locations of popular television shows and movies such as 50 First Dates, Godzilla, and Lost.
Kualoa Private Nature Reserve
Sequestered between the rolling waves of the South Pacific and the primordial beauty of Kahana State Park’s rainforests, Kualoa Private Nature Reserve is the Platonic ideal of paradise. There, experienced guides lead expeditions into 4,000 acres of serene valleys and hills, stopping by famed movie sites from Jurassic Park or LOST, peering into an 800-year-old fishpond, and stopping horses or ATVs so that explorers can soak up the expansive views of southern O'ahu. Even the ranch itself is magnificent. Pavilions serve as pristine settings for guests to celebrate or yell at the sunset, nestled at the bottom of lush green mountains and on the edge of cliffs that overlook the tranquil waters of Kane'ohe Bay. Across that glimmering surface, a private, white-sand beach where guests sunbathe and lounge rests among mangroves and hau trees.
Regardless of their exact coordinates, the Ranch’s visitors experience Kualoa's rich history firsthand. A prime example of the benefits of continued preservation, Kualoa has been everything from a family getaway to a World War II airstrip, but the owners have always sought to maintain the beauty that set it apart. The tradition continues today, as employees participate in community-work projects focused on restoration, taro planting, and fostering a sense of Hawaiian pride for every visitor.