Kualoa Ranch

'''Kualoa Ranch''' is the landowner of Ka'a'awa Valley, also commonly known as Kualoa Valley, and Hakipuu Valley on the windward coast of the island of Oahu. Kualoa Ranch is one of the most popular PortalFilming Locations for ''Lost'', and the nearby Moli'i Fishpond and Gardens (also known as Kualoa Fishpond and part of Kualoa Ranch) has also been used as a location.

The land property of Kualoa Ranch, including the valley, has been in the Morgan family since 1850, when wikipediaKamehameha III of the Kingdom of Hawaii sold it to their ancestor, wikipediaGerrit P. Judd. Judd for the price of $1,300 - equal to about $35,000 today.

Kualoa Ranch is open for tourist activities such as horseback riding and hiking, but is best known as a film location for productions such as ''Jurassic Park'', ''Mighty Joe Young'', ''Pearl Harbor'', ''Windtalkers'', ''Godzilla'', ''You, Me and Dupree'' and ''Lost''. Matthew Fox's horseback riding sequence in his Oprah interview was filmed here.

The ranch was mentioned as a filming location in the The Economist-Enhanced transcript of {{ep}}.

==Filming Locations==
Numerous areas of the ranch are depicted in Lost many times
{{ep}} - Jack, Kate, and Charlie travel to the cockpit - Ka'a'awa Valley
{{ep}} - Sayid's signal expedition - Ka'a'awa Valley, "Rope Bridge", "Radio Hill"
{{ep}}, 1x17 {{ep}}, 2x08 {{ep}} - "Hurley's Golf course"
{{ep}} - Locke, Boone, Jack, and Kate look for Claire and Charlie - Pavilion Pass
{{ep}} - Jack, Sayid, Hurley, and Charlie look for Rousseau cross the "Rope bridge"
{{ep}} - Ana-Lucia kills Goodwin - "Goodwin's Logs"
{{ep}} - Jack looks for his golf ball - Creek Bed
{{ep}} - Locke, Jack, and Sawyer hunt for Michael - "Hunting Hill"
{{ep}} - Michael's cross-The Island journey leads him by the "3-Minute Ridge", "Hunting Hill", and Pavilion Pass
{{ep}} - Walt's rescue party - "Capsule dump"
{{ep}} - The Pearl expedition - "Cost Crossing", Moli'i Fishpond and Gardens
{{ep}} - Hurley drives a DHARMA van down a hill - "Van launch point", "Van joyride bowl"
{{ep}}, 4x02 {{ep}} - The red cattle from the Flame came from Kualoa Ranch
{{ep}} - Sonar fence - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - The Tree mark signifying Ethan's old drop-off point - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - The Others new camp and Locke and Sawyer at a stream - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - "Sonar fence"
{{ep}} - Ben kills Roger Linus - "Van launch point"
{{ep}} - Jack and Ben talk near the Radio Tower - "Radio Hill"
{{ep}}, 4x03 {{ep}} - The helicopter landing site - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - Goodwin and Juliet's hike - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - Kate talks to Dan and Charlotte at a stream - Hakipu'u Valley
{{ep}} - The Tempest station - Cooper Battery

==External links==
*http//www.hummertourshawaii.com Kos Tours Information on Lost-themed tours in the Ka'a'awa Valley
*http//www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200510/20051005/slide_20051005_350_117.jhtml Oprah Winfrey article on Lost actor Matthew Fox
*http//www.hawaiifilmoffice.com/interview-tchang.htm Hawaii Film Office interview article with Terence Chang, producer of Windtalkers
*http//www.kualoa.com/moviesets1.htm Kualoa.com film locations
*http//maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Kualoa+Ranch,+Hawaii&sll=21.536284,-157.851305&sspn=0.036167,0.064373&ie=UTF8&ll=21.52814,-157.846327&spn=0.036169,0.064373&t=h&z=14 Google Maps
*http//www.lostvirtualtour.com/lost/filming_locations/kaaawavalley/index.html Lost Virtual Tour - Kualoa Ranch's Kaaawa Valley and Hakipuu Valley images and description


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