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Be Amused by The Treasures of Nature at Kualoa Ranch
If you are an adventure loving person, then the ranch has some great options for you to experience in the wild. The prime and most popular among these is the ATV Tour wherein you enjoy the magnificence of nature that unveils to you as you go deep into the Kawaii valley, (one of the three valleys of the ranch) beneath the cliffs and above the ocean. During rains, ATV tour becomes all the more popular as you get to witness the prosperity of nature along with stunning waterfalls. If ATV is not your kind, then opt for a horseback tour. Zip Lining is another great adventure providing amazing views of the ranch and its lush greenery.
If you are visiting the ranch with your young kids, then secret beach tour is a great option as most other activities have age restrictions. Relax offshore while your kids have fun at the ancient Hawaiian fishpond. From Hammocks to kayaks, sand toys and SUP boards everything is available at the beach so that your kids and you can have your best time at the place.
Movie tour is the most popular tour at the ranch reviving old memories of your favourite movies that were shot in the picturesque location. From the massive footprints of Godzilla to the Jurassic park fallen tree, you get quite a lot to experience on the tour in a vintage school bus. There will also be a stop at WWII army bunker which has movie posters, props and memorabilia of the movies shot at the place.
Jungle Expedition is a great activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family together. For the expedition you will board a six-wheeled Swiss Pinzgauer which will take you through the ravines, jungle trails, sparkling rivers and mesmerizing vistas of the Kane'ohe Bay.
How to Get Tickets?
The ranch is free to access. You can spend your day strolling around and taking in its serene beauty. However, if you wish to explore the place further and take the tours, then you need to buy Kualoa ranch tickets for different tours. The tickets can be bought online as well as offline. You need to make a reservation in advance as the tickets get readily sold out.
How To Get Around?
The estate is vast, 4,000 acres, and cannot be explored in a single go. To make the best use of your day, plan your trip beforehand and make wise choices from the numerous tours available. There is always an option to come back again (which you would) and choose a different tour.
What Should I Wear?
Wear your most comfortable clothes to the ranch. Pants with casual top and t-shirts will be the best option as you would be undertaking jungle trails and indulging in adventurous activities. Choose comfortable footwear that covers your toe. Sneakers would work great. Wear a lot of sunscreen. If you have chosen the beach tour, then carry your bathing clothes. Other beach essentials like hammocks, life jackets, are not required as they are available at the beach.
Best Time to Visit
Kualoa Ranch opens every day from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Different tours at the ranch have different timings and set out several times a day. You can opt the time that best suits you. Reach the place as early in the morning as possible and spend your time in between the tours exploring the ranch all by yourself. The weather of O'ahu is pleasant all through the year with showers from November to February. Tours are cancelled in case of heavy rains and lightening for which your money is refunded. If you wish to take ATV tour or Zip lining activity, then book your tour early morning or late afternoon. To evade crowds, plan a trip during the weekdays.
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Will I Need a Guide?
All the tours and activities available at the Ranch are guided. You will be served by guided professionals who love to share their knowledge about Hawaiian culture and history with their visitors. Their tales will keep you intrigued while simultaneously filling you up with interesting details about the place.
How To Get There?
The ranch property is about 11 miles from north of Kaneohe on the windward side of O'ahu and 25 miles from the north of Waikiki Beach. Private transportation is more preferred due to the scenery that you encounter all through the way. You can self-drive through the panoramic coastal roads or choose for tours that provide roundtrip transportation services. You will be picked up from your hotel and dropped back. Parking facility is available at the ranch. If you wish to go by public transit, take Bus 55 from Waikiki that has a stop at the estate.