Kualoa Ranch is a beautiful nature reserve situated north-east on Oahu’s windward coast, about 24 miles and a world away from Honolulu and Waikiki. Its spectacular scenery has made it a favored filming site for famous Hollywood movies like Jurassic Park.
An import network of streams serve as a lifeline to the ecosystem across these valleys which are threatened by aggressive non-native plants in need of constant attention. Join our land stewardship and conservation efforts in the streams by removing invasive weeds and propagating native plants to keep the fresh water channels clear and flowing in the Hakipu`u Mauka Lo`i watershed.
With your help, our conservation and education teams will be able to foster a sense of stewardship through active participation in service experiences saving local vegetation from invasive plant species; a rite we call Mālama `Āina (Caring for the environment).
- Receive a guided hike, free of charge through Hakipu’u which takes volunteers into a beautiful forest, over a flowing stream, along a restoration site and where movies are made
- Lunch Buffet included for free at Aunty Pat’s Paniolo Cafe – fresh Hawaiian-style homemade cooking
- Restore nature for a few hours
- Experience Oahu’s inner island beauty
- Save money by experiencing the same routes tour vehicles use yet getting up close and person including an overlook with great photo ops
- Gain an insider’s view into Kualoa Ranch while learning about local legends, native plants, and a history drawing back to the time of Hawaiian monarchs.
Know before you book
- Must be able to hike over uneven terrain or stay on feet for at least two (2) hours without sitting
- Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
- Must commit for entire day’s work secession; no early departures or late arrivals; must stay together with group at all times