Kauai Film Commission

One Island. Many Worlds.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
King Kong
Donovan’s Reef
Six Days Seven Nights
Flight of the Intruder

For over 80 years, filmmakers have been using Kauai’s diverse landscapes and natural beauty to stand in perfectly for Central and South America, Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. It’s even been used for worlds that don’t even exist.

Kauai is magic: you can transform it into Asia, Africa or South America—and never leave the USA. Kathleen Kennedy
Producer: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hook, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III

You’ve seen Kauai star in such famous blockbusters as South Pacific, Blue Hawaii, Uncommon Valor, Outbreak, Jurassic Park and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mighty Joe Young, Dragonfly, Tropic Thunder, and the biggest movie of all time, Avatar.

In all over sixty major films and numerous TV shows have been shot on Kauai. In addition to the wide variety of landscapes, studios and directors have also found a professional community that provides all the support and help they need to truly make this a filmmakers’ paradise.

There’s no need to spend the time and money flying all over the globe, when Kauai has everything the world has to offer right here.

Location Kauai

Explore Movie Locations
Map of Kauai
Hanalei Valley Wildlife Refuge
Hanalei Valley Wildlife Refuge
Wailua Falls
Wailua Falls
Poaa Point
Poaa Point
Lumahai Beach
Lumahai Beach
Kipu Kai
Kipu Kai
Hanakapiai Valley Napali Coast
Hanakapiai Valley Napali Coast
Makua Beach, Haena
Makua Beach, Haena
Blue Hole
Blue Hole
Nawiliwili Harbor
Nawiliwili Harbor
Sugar Cane Field
Sugar Cane Field
Mt. Kahili
Mt. Kahili
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon
Wainiha Valley
Wainiha Valley
Polihale Beach
Polihale Beach
Taro Fields
Taro Fields
Olokele Canyon
Olokele Canyon
West Side Corn Field
West Side Corn Field
Tropical Jungle
Tropical Jungle
Polihale Beach
Polihale Beach
Hanalei Valley
Hanalei Valley
Hanapepe Town
Hanapepe Town
Makana Ridge, Haena
Makana Ridge, Haena
Wailua River Valley
Wailua River Valley
Napali Coast
Napali Coast
Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon