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Hollywood loves Kauai. The picture-perfect beaches, stunning emerald mountains and usually forgiving weather gives this Hawaiian island quite a film resume. “South Pacific,” “Jurassic Park,” Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Blue Hawaii” are just a few of the mega hits filmed in Kauai. The long running TV show “Fantasy Island” featured Wailua Falls in its opening credits. Taking a movie tour on Kauai is one way to get a first hand view of some of Hollywood’s prime film spots.
Roberts Hawaii offers a six-hour movie tour on air-conditioned mini-buses that visit Wailua Falls, Coco Palms, where Elvis starred in “Blue Hawaii” and Kapaa Town, backdrop for part of “Jurassic Park.” When you arrive at Moloaa Bay you might recognize the beach as part of “Gilligan’s Island.” Behind the scenes tales are part of the fun.
Visit Manawiopuna Falls, the remote 400-foot tall waterfall featured in the original “Jurassic Park.” The only way in is by air and Island Helicopters actually land near the base of the falls. Then it’s a quick walk up a jungle path to the bottom of the cascading waters. The tropical wilderness setting kind of makes you look around and see if Mr. T-Rex is watching you. This stop is part of their Kauai Grand Circle Island Tour, an hour-long aerial tour of the island.