Movies Filmed on Kauai

The diversity in landscape and beauty of Kauai has made it the perfect backdrop for a movie location. Kauai has been used to imitate Central America, Asia and even Avatar’s mythical planet. White Heat was filmed in on Kauai in 1934 and many classics and hits have followed. Watching movies filmed on Kauai is a great way to get excited about your upcoming vacation.

Movies Filmed on Kauai (by location):


Huleia River (by air tour or kayak only): Raiders of the Lost Ark

Kalapaki: Honeymoon in Las Vegas, Miss Sadie Thompson

Lihue: Honeymoon in Las Vegas

Nawiliwili Harbor: Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Throw Mama from the Train, Islands of the Stream, Donovan’s Reef, Diamond Head

East Side (Coconut Coast):

Anahola Mountains: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Coco Palms Hotel: Blue Hawaii, South Pacific, Jungle Heat, Voodoo Island, Beachhead, Miss Sadie Thompson, Bird of Paradise

Hanamaulu Beach: Donovan’s Reef

Kamokila Village (Wailua): Outbreak

Kapaa Town: Honeymoon in Vegas, Throw Mama from the Train

Kauai Sands Beach: Tropic Thunder

Kapahi: The Hawaiians

Lydgate State Park: Blue Hawaii, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.

Opaekaa Falls: Blue Hawaii, The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Wailua: Jurassic Park, Flight of the Intruder, Between Heaven and Hell

Wailua Beach: Blue Hawaii, Miss Sadie Thompson

Wailua Falls: Fantasy Island (TV show), Tropic Thunder, Dragonfly

Wailua River: Blue Hawaii, Islands in the Stream, The Hawaiians, Donovan’s Reef, Beachhead

North Shore:

Aliomanu: North

Anini Beach Park: Honeymoon in Vegas, Lilo & Stitch

Haena: North, Body Heat, South Pacific

Hanalei Bay: South Pacific, Lilo & Stitch, The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Bird of Paradise

Hanalei Pier: Soul Surfer

Hanalei Town: The Descendants, Acapulco Gold, Miss Sadie Thompson

Hanalei Valley: Uncommon Valor

Honopu Beach: King Kong

Kalalau Trail: Soul Surfer, Perfect Getaway, Band of Pirates, Buccaneer Island

Kalalau Valley: King Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Pirates of the Caribbean

Kalihiwai: Throw Mama from the Train

Kealia: Jurassic Park

Kee Beach: Lord of the Flies, The Thorn Birds, Throw Mama from the Train, Band of Pirates, Buccaneer Island

Kilauea: King Kong, South Pacific

Kilauea Falls: Just Go With It

Kilauea Lighthouse: Lilo & Stitch

Limahuli: Jurassic Park

Lumahai Beach: South Pacific, North, Lost Flight

Lumahai Valley: Uncommon Valor

Makua “Tunnels” Beach: Body Heat, South Pacific

Maniniholo Cave: Lost Flight

Moloaa Bay: Gilligan’s Island Pilot

Napali Coast: Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Six Days/Seven Nights, Acapulco Gold

Princeville: The Descendants, Acapulco Gold, South Pacific

Tunnels Beach: Soul Surfer

West Side:

Hanapepe Town: Flight of the Intruder, Lilo & Stitch, Thornbirds

Kalalau Lookout at Kokee: The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Mana: Jurassic Park, Flight of the Intruder

McBryde Sugar Mill: The Thorn Birds

Olokele Valley: George of the Jungle, Jurassic Park

Port Allen: Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, Islands of the Stream

Waimea Canyon: Donovan’s Reef, Honeymoon in Vegas, Lilo & Stitch, The Wackiest Ship in the Army

Waimea Plantation: White Heat

South Shore:

Kipu Kai Beach (by air tour only): Hawaii, Hook, Six Days/Seven Nights

Kipu Ranch: Outbreak, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Hawaiians, Diamond Head

Koloa (by air tour only): To End All Wars, The Thorn Birds

Lawai Kai: Last Flight of Noah’s Ark, Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., South Pacific

Maha’ulepu: Pirates of the Caribbean, Islands of the Stream

Manawaiopuna Falls (by air tour only): Jurassic Park

National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Allerton Garden: Jurassic Park, Honeymoon in Vegas

Olokele Valley (by air tour only): George of the Jungle

Poipu Beach: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.